For decades, red wine has been the "healthy" alcohol, set on a pedestal against its contemporaries. But, is red wine actually good for you?
Eggs were once considered unhealthy because they are high in dietary cholesterol. More recent research shows eggs are great for your health.
The British man was hospitalized for two months with serious side effects from drinking nearly half a gallon of caffeinated energy drinks daily.
Scientists spent almost a year monitoring Captain Scott Kelly on the International Space Station. His heart returned to normal size after he landed.
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 […]
David Bell, a 39-year-old father of three, died on January 12 in the parking lot of Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Peters, Missouri, reported KMOV4. Bell’s family said he had previously been turned away from the same hospital after seeking treatment for chest pain twice. He was taken to the same […]
Physically active overweight and obese people were more likely to have high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes – dispelling “fat but fit” claims. A fitness expert told Insider weight and BMI are not the only indicators of health. Exercising can reduce stress, improve mobility, and better mental health for […]
A small study found traces of acrylonitrile and acrylamide, chemicals released in cigarette smoke, in the urine and plasma of people smoking marijuana. Both chemicals are considered “probable human carcinogens” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). Researchers say more data is needed, but said people with heart […]
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 […]
Florida basketball star Keyontae Johnson collapsed on the hardwood unprovoked during the Gators’ matchup against the Florida State Seminoles earlier this month. The 21-year-old was placed in a medically induced coma following the scary incident, his grandfather told USA Today, but has since left the hospital. Johnson has been diagnosed […]
Dr. Anthony Fauci said his daughter’s boyfriend’s brother died from COVID-19 at age 32. “So there you have a 32-year-old young man, otherwise healthy actually, quite athletic and strong, who died,” he told CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta during a talk for the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The […]
Eating beans, whole grains, eggs, or dairy for protein instead of meat may reduce the risk of heart disease, according to a 30-year study of 40,000 men. Researchers found that participants who ate plant-based protein had a 14% lower risk of heart disease then those who ate red and processed […]
Stopping food consumption earlier in the day doesn’t boost weight loss, according to a small new study. Researchers found that regardless of when they ate, participants were able to lose weight and reduce their blood pressure by eating pre-prepared, healthy meals over 12 weeks. This is contrary to popular myths […]
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 […]
Artificially sweetened drinks – such as diet sodas, juice, or coffees – are linked to the same risks for heart health as their sugary counterparts, according to a new study. Researchers found that people who consumed low- or no-calorie versions of sweet drinks were more likely to experience cardiovascular disease. […]
A man died after eating excessive amounts of black licorice, which contains an ingredient that can deplete potassium and lead to heart rhythm issues. He had recently switched from red to black licorice, and showed up to the hospital unresponsive after collapsing in a fast-food joint. There are past reports […]