These are Insider's biggest healthcare stories for December 16.
Researchers say economic and environmental factors lead to sleep disparities by race. The insomnia creates greater risk for adverse health effects.
Research on 2 million people found that those who drank milk regularly tend to have more body fat, but lower levels of both good and bad cholesterol.
A study found that working 55 hours or more every week - or 11 hours a working day - led to 745,194 people dying from a stroke or heart disease.
Working 55 hours or more a week was linked to a 35% increase in strokes and a 17% increase in deadly heart disease, according to the WHO report.
Ashanti Coleman's carotid artery was ruptured and 50% blocked, but she says her pain was ignored. Her experience is common among Black women.
New research found drinking one to three cups of coffee a day was linked to better heart health. Any benefits seemed limited to caffeinated coffee; decaf was linked to a risk of heart failure. One researcher noted coffee’s links to heart health weren’t yet as clear as, say, those of […]
Drinking just one cup of coffee a week could help prevent early death, according to a new study. Heart attack survivors could especially benefit from drinking coffee, researchers found. People with a history of stroke, though, were better off drinking lots of green tea, data suggested. Visit Insider’s homepage for […]
Even a small portion of fried foods can take a toll on heart health, a study found. One medium McDonald’s fries per week was enough to increase heart disease risk. Fried foods are high in trans fats, and they can decimate an otherwise healthy diet. Visit Insider’s homepage for more […]
A new study found that drinking the equivalent of a small glass of wine or beer a day was linked to an increased risk of heart problems down the line. The large study on alcohol consumption and atrial fibrillation found that people who consumed one drink a day on average […]
Brown fat, a type of body fat found around the neck, shoulders, and heart, could be protective against chronic illnesses like heart disease and diabetes, and even obesity, new research found. Previous studies have found brown fat helps keep us warm in cold weather by burning energy. Scientists still don’t […]
New research looks at how much inflammatory foods – including red meat, refined grains, and sugary drinks – increase the risk of heart disease and stroke. Study participants who ate the most inflammatory foods had a 46% higher risk of heart disease and 28% higher risk of stroke, compared to […]
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States, according to the CDC. Some of the greatest risk factors include an unhealthy diet, inactive lifestyle, or experiencing things that might raise blood pressure, like excessive stress […]
To lower your cholesterol naturally, you can improve your diet, get more physical activity, lose weight, quit smoking, and limit alcohol. If you’re not able to effectively lower your cholesterol with natural treatments, you can also talk to your doctor about medications like statins. This article was medically reviewed by […]
Coffee has long been the subject of contested science, with research touting the bean for its health benefits and decrying the adverse effects of its high caffeine content. The latest roundup of evidence suggests there’s no reason to be concerns about health risks from coffee, and the benefits are promising. […]
Middle-aged Brits are healthier compared to the same age bracket of US adults across all levels of income, according to a new study. Adults in the US aged 55 to 64 years old had higher rates of diabetes, arthritis, high blood pressure, and mental health conditions compared to their peers […]
The coronavirus can damage the heart, according to a major new study which found abnormalities in the heart function of more than half of patients who had scans. The new findings are significant because they add to a growing field of evidence that suggest coronavirus damages not only the heart […]