‘Green’ Mediterranean diet burns fat even faster: study

Following the “green” Mediterranean diet helps burn fat three times faster than regular healthy eating, a new study shows. Research published in the journal BMC Medicine found that eating a plant-based Mediterranean diet enabled the body to burn a dangerous type of body fat three times faster compared to people on a generally “healthy” diet. … Read more

Sleepyheads need these 3 habits to get rid of vertigo: study

Always waking up drowsy? There is a solution for that. Scientists believe they’ve found a foolproof three-step formula to turn sluggishness into a refreshed morning feeling. While it’s just three factors, some might find it a little tough since it involves exercise and avoiding sugar. Researchers at the University of California believe that the key … Read more

Why eating potatoes could help you ‘lose weight with little effort’: study

Carb lovers rejoice! Long a guilty pleasure, this delectable starch could be a secret weapon when you’re trying to “lose weight with little effort.” Researchers have discovered the surprising health benefit of potatoes — it turns out that these potatoes are incredibly nutritious and can be a crucial “part of a healthy diet,” according to … Read more

Smoking marijuana more deadly in cigarette smokers: study

Smoking marijuana in combination with cigarettes may cause more damage to the lungs than cigarettes alone, a new study suggests. A study published Tuesday in the peer-reviewed journal Radiology found that marijuana use may be linked to an increased risk of emphysema compared to smoking tobacco alone. The trend is made more concerning by the … Read more

Scientists may have developed a fentanyl vaccine

Scientists believe they’ve developed a vaccine that stops fentanyl from entering the brain and keeps users from getting high – a breakthrough hailed as a “game changer” in the fight against the opioid overdose epidemic. When tested on rats, the vaccine produced “significant amounts” of anti-fentanyl antibodies that latched onto the deadly addictive synthetic opioid, … Read more

How picking your nose can increase your risk of Alzheimer’s disease?

Don’t go looking for gold in your golden years. New research suggests that picking your nose may increase your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. Bacteria can travel through the nasal cavity’s olfactory nerve — streamlined by a pickaxe — to reach the brain, creating markers that are “a telltale sign of Alzheimer’s … Read more

Dining at 5 p.m. may be healthier, study says

The early bird gets the worm. A new study by researchers from Harvard Medical School at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston suggests that eating earlier in the day may be better for us — and eating all meals within a 10-hour period could also be healthier. The research, published in Cell Metabolism, found that … Read more

White rice is just as bad for your heart as candy, research suggests

Here’s some spooky news for rice lovers this October: A new study has found that eating too many refined grains is just as bad for your heart as eating too many Halloween candies. The report, which studied the eating habits and health histories of Iranians, says the risk of early coronary artery disease, or PCAD, … Read more

New study shows reusable contact lenses can cause blindness

Don’t be blind to the risks of contacts! Wearing reusable contact lenses can lead to a rare infection that causes vision loss, according to new eye-opening research. People who wear multiple-use lenses are nearly four times more likely to develop a corneal infection that causes blindness than people who use disposable lenses, according to research … Read more

5 heart studies allegedly manipulated data, blood thinner had curative effects

Three medical journals recently launched independent investigations into possible data manipulation in heart studies led by researchers at Temple University, Reuters has learned, adding a new investigation to an investigation into misconduct by the university and the US government. The Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology and the Journal of Biological Chemistry examine five papers … Read more