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Could exercise boost well-being among psychiatric inpatients?
A recent study investigates whether physical activity can improve well-being and reduce symptoms in the population of an inpatient psychiatric unit. (Medical News Today)

Knee pain from squatting: What to do
Squatting properly does not usually cause knee pain. However, if a person squats incorrectly or has a knee injury or knee condition, they may experience pain. Here, learn more about the causes of knee pain from squatting, as well as treatment and prevention. (Medical News Today)

What can cause shoulder pain?
The shoulder is a complex and flexible joint, making it vulnerable to damage. Common causes of shoulder pain include injuries, general wear and tear, and inflammatory conditions. A person can often treat mild shoulder pain at home, but those with severe pain or serious injuries should see a doctor. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Dementia: New WHO prevention guidelines evaluate 12 risk factors
The WHO have recently released a new set of guidelines around strategies for dementia prevention, in which they evaluate potential interventions. (Medical News Today)

More women risking heart health through lack of exercise
New research examines the patterns of physical activity among women in the United States who also have a form of cardiovascular disease. (Medical News Today)

What to know about calories and body fat
A pound of body fat contains approximately 3,500 calories. A calorie is a measurement of energy, and to lose weight, a person must consume fewer than they burn. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Do we have the wrong idea about the global obesity 'epidemic?'
To date, experts have seen urbanization trends as a key driver of the global obesity 'epidemic,' but a major new study now challenges that assumption. (Medical News Today)

Depression: Exercise may reduce symptoms but not in women
A recent study concludes that while exercising often relieves symptoms of depression in men, it may not be as effective for women. (Medical News Today)

Physical fitness might protect against lung and bowel cancers
A big study links higher fitness to lower risk of lung and colorectal cancer and higher fitness before diagnosis to better odds of surviving the diseases. (Medical News Today)

Muscle-building protein shakes may threaten health
A recent study in mice warns that 'overloading' on the amino acids that popular protein shakes contain may lead to health problems and shorten lifespan. (Medical News Today)

Pain at big toe joint: Everything you need to know
There are many possible causes of pain at the big toe joint, including osteoarthritis, gout, and injuries. This pain can sometimes make it difficult for a person to walk, but most underlying causes are treatable. Learn more about pain at the big toe joint, including treatment, prevention, and when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Does it matter what time of day you exercise?
Two new mouse studies suggest that exercise may affect metabolism differently in the evening than in the morning due to the circadian rhythm. (Medical News Today)

Is drinking cold water bad for a person?
Drinking enough water is vital to health and good bodily functioning. However, some research suggests that the temperature of water when a person drinks it is also important. Here, we discuss whether cold water can be bad for health and if there are any risks or benefits of drinking cold water vs. warm water. (Medical News Today)

Exercises and stretches for hip pain
There are many possible causes of hip pain. However, gently stretching and exercising the hips can often help relieve this pain. In this article, we describe 14 hip exercises that can strengthen the muscles, restore mobility, and ease pain. (Medical News Today)

Increased muscle power may prolong life
A first-of-its-kind study finds that increased muscle power, rather than muscle strength, can significantly prolong life for seniors. (Medical News Today)

More evidence that being active extends life
A recent study concluded that 'regardless of age, sex, or starting fitness level,' increased physical activity of any type reduces overall mortality risk. (Medical News Today)

What are the nutritional benefits of peanuts?
Peanuts are a high-protein, nutrient-rich snack. Raw peanuts and peanut butter are especially good for a person's health. In this article, we look at the nutritional profile and benefits of peanuts. (Medical News Today)

Torn rotator cuff: Everything you need to know
A torn rotator cuff can cause significant pain and limit the movement of the shoulder and arm. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about hamstring tendonitis
Hamstring tendonitis is a swollen or injured hamstring tendon. Symptoms include pain in or near to the knee joint. The type of treatment will depend on the severity of the tendonitis, but certain exercises may help. Learn more about hamstring tendonitis here. (Medical News Today)

What to eat on a high-protein diet
Many people adopt a high-protein diet to try to lose weight. Healthful foods that are high in protein include lean meats, nuts, quinoa, and fish. Learn more about the high-protein diet here. (Medical News Today)

Tips to increase stamina
Methods of increasing stamina include meditation, exercise, and consuming caffeine. Stamina can help prevent physical fatigue and enhance mental focus. Learn more about boosting stamina here. (Medical News Today)

List of the best full-body exercises
The best full-body exercises include squats, burpees, lunges, and cycling. People can do these to exercise several muscles at once. Learn more about how to do these exercises here. (Medical News Today)

How to begin intermittent fasting
Intermittent fasting has many potential benefits, including helping a person to lose weight. Tips to start include having a goal, choosing a suitable method, and creating meal plans. Learn about possible side effects and who should not fast. (Medical News Today)

Causes and treatment of finger pain
Finger pain can result from a minor injury and will usually get better with self-care. However, severe, worsening, or recurring pain may indicate a more serious injury or underlying condition. Learn more about the causes and treatment of finger pain here. (Medical News Today)

How 1 hour of brisk walking can benefit people with osteoarthritis
A new study investigates the impact of 1 weekly hour of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity on disability in people with knee osteoarthritis. (Medical News Today)

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