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What to know about a bulging disc in the neck
Potential causes of a bulging disc in the neck include being overweight and being inactive. Exercising may help. Learn more about bulging discs in the neck, including why they develop and how to soothe them, here. (Medical News Today)

10 minutes of leisurely activity per week may lower death risk
New observational research in a large cohort has found a strong link between leisurely physical activity — even in low amounts — and a lower death risk. (Medical News Today)

What to know about MCL tears
The medial collateral ligament, or MCL, of the knee can tear due to injury and cause pain. Treatment depends on the severity of the injury. Learn more about MCL tears here. (Medical News Today)

Can CBD help you lose weight?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a natural compound that comes from the cannabis plant. Some people claim that it can aid weight loss by supressing appetite and burning fat. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How to treat a dislocated finger
Dislocated fingers are fairly common injuries that occur when a bone slips out of alignment. A person should not attempt to reposition the bone themselves, but seek prompt medical attention instead. Following reduction and splinting, a dislocated finger normally takes several weeks to heal properly. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

The Mediterranean diet can boost athletic performance in just 4 days
A new study compares the effects of the Mediterranean diet with those of the Western diet on athletic performance and endurance to exercise. (Medical News Today)

Why does my ankle hurt?
Many things can cause a person's ankle to hurt, including injuries and medical conditions. In this article, we look at the causes, symptoms, and treatments for ankle pain. (Medical News Today)

Diabetes: Could muscle strength lower risk?
A new study indicates that people with moderate muscle strength have a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. Resistance training could contribute to this effect. (Medical News Today)

Top 10 stretches for shoulder tightness
Shoulder stretches can relieve tension and tightness in the upper back, neck, and shoulders. In this article, we discuss how to perform 10 shoulder stretches, their benefits, and how to prevent shoulder tightness. (Medical News Today)

What to know about muscle strain
Anyone can get a muscle strain. In this article, we look at how to identify a muscle strain and how to treat it at home. We also discuss when to see a doctor and muscle strain recovery. (Medical News Today)

18 ways to get a flat stomach
It can be challenging to get rid of abdominal fat, but there are many techniques that people can use to help get a flat stomach. These include eating more fiber, doing resistance training, and reducing stress. (Medical News Today)

How does exercise impact cognitive function in Parkinson's?
A recent systematic review suggests that exercise improves not only motor function in people with Parkinson's disease, but also their memory. (Medical News Today)

Health benefits of BCAAs
Branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) are a group of three essential amino acids. Research suggests that BCAAs can improve muscle mass and exercise performance. They may also benefit people with liver disease. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How to get into ketosis fast
Ketosis is a metabolic state in which the body burns fat instead of carbohydrates. Some people use a ketogenic diet to help them lose weight. Learn how to get into ketosis faster here. (Medical News Today)

Colon cancer: Could exercise halt tumor growth?
New research finds that a short burst of high-intensity interval training reduces the growth of colon cancer cells and increases markers of inflammation. (Medical News Today)

What causes flank pain?
Flank pain is pain that occurs on either or both sides of the torso, just below the ribs. The most common reason for flank pain is a muscle strain, but there are other possible underlying causes. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What testosterone supplements should I take?
Testosterone supplements may include injectable treatments or those that are transdermal, meaning people apply them to the skin. Learn more about testosterone supplements here. (Medical News Today)

What is a TFCC tear?
The triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) is a network of ligaments, tendons, and cartilage in the wrist. Injuries to this structure are called TFCC tears, and they can cause pain, swelling, and limited movement in the wrist. Treatment options include splints or casts, physical therapy, and surgery. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Pulled muscle in chest: Symptoms and treatment
A pulled muscle in the chest can result in mild discomfort or cause severe symptoms. Learn about the causes and treatment of a pulled chest muscle, as well as other possible causes of similar chest pain. (Medical News Today)

How exercise can counter the effects of jet lag
New research finds that exercise can shift the body clock forward or backward, which helps counter the effects of jet lag or shift work. (Medical News Today)

What are the best lower chest exercises?
People can strengthen and define the lower chest by performing exercises that target the pectoral muscles. These exercises use either barbells, dumbbells, cables, or a person's own body weight. In this article, we look at five specific strength training exercises for the lower chest. (Medical News Today)

How to stretch your hands and wrists
Keeping the hands and wrists strong and mobile can help reduce the chances of injury. These stretches can help anyone who regularly works with their hands reduce stiffness and avoid complications. (Medical News Today)

Ability to do pushups may predict cardiovascular risk
Recent research has found a strong link between a man's ability to complete numerous pushups and his risk of developing cardiovascular problems. (Medical News Today)

Exercise boosts well-being by improving gut health
Researchers believe that physical activity can influence a person's overall health because of its effect on gut health. A new study explains the link. (Medical News Today)

How does exercise prompt fat to benefit metabolism?
A study in humans and mice reveals that exercise prompts fat to release helpful compounds, including a signaling protein that improves glucose tolerance. (Medical News Today)

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