A new study has found that 51% of patients were failing to hit healthy cholesterol targets after taking statins.
Is it really possible to die from a broken heart? While fans were coming to terms with the tragic death of Star Wars icon, Carrie Fisher, 60, they were delivered another painful blow as it was revealed that just one day after the actress’ death, her mother, actress and singer Debbie Reynolds, 84, had died unexpectedly after reportedly suffering a stroke. “She went to be with Carrie.
Waking up before sunrise isn’t usually something people do voluntarily. The bad news is that waking up before the sun does could also be harming our health, as scientists from Melbourne, Australia have found that it causes ‘social jet lag’.
Last year research published in Heart revealed that dark chocolate could potentially lower instances of cardiovascular disease and strokes. Part of the reason that we love it so, is because chocolate triggers a series of reactions in the brain that gives us all the feels.
Keep in mind that these weren’t hardcore coffee drinkers - who knows how the results would have changed if these people were necking 4-5 cups a day instead. It’s not totally understood what coffee’s effects on the body are, but several studies have found it to have other health benefits, from reducing the risk of developing type two diabetes or relieving pain, to helping with depression.
Researchers from Rush University and the Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Chicago have found that they could make not-so-clever mice into clever mice using the common kitchen spice. “The increase in learning in poor-learning mice after cinnamon treatment was significant,” said Dr. Kalipada Pahan, one of the researchers in the study. “For example, poor-learning mice took about 150 seconds to find the right hole in the Barnes maze test.