Here’s how anti-obesity ‘brown fat’ helps protect health

The human body contains small amounts of a type of adipose tissue called ‘brown fat’ that, unlike its white fat counterpart, generates heat and burns calories. Past research has found evidence that higher levels of brown fat are linked to improved health, including lowered obesity and diabetes risk. In a new study, researchers reveal how brown fat helps protect health … Continue reading

Air pollution in childhood linked to schizophrenia, personality disorders

A new study has linked dirt and air pollution to multiple neuropsychiatric conditions, as well as an increased risk of developing personality disorders. The link was first identified using environmental data from the US, but was profound enough that researchers double-checked their work by looking for similar links using data from Denmark. The association remained for the second country, as … Continue reading

Nicotine-free vapes linked to serious blood vessel health risk

Electronic cigarettes have been linked to a number of potential health issues, the most concerning being dozens of cases of a serious lung condition in young adults and teenagers who reported vape use. There’s a belief among some people who vape that using nicotine-free liquids makes the habit safer, but a new study indicates that’s not the case — and, … Continue reading

An independent report on Facebook’s alleged liberal bias tells us nothing

Conservatives have long lamented that Facebook has a liberal, or anti-conservative, bias. Since the 2016 election, the company has been grilled on the issue by the White House more than once. In an attempt to clear the air, Facebook enlisted an indep...

CBD supplements may go to waste when taken without certain foods

Some substances are fat-soluble, meaning they must be consumed with a glass of milk or some other fat for proper absorption. Other compounds, however, must be taken on an empty stomach or with food/beverages that do not contain fat in order to be absorbed. According to a new study, cannabidiol (CBD) supplements fall into the first category, meaning you’re probably … Continue reading

Cat allergy vaccine treats pets to protect allergic humans

Though not quite at the same level as shellfish and peanuts, cats trigger an allergic reaction in many people, making it impossible to keep them around as pets. That’s unfortunate, particularly in people who develop their allergy while already living with a cat, an issue that doesn’t come with an easy solution. There’s some hope, however, and it may come … Continue reading

Standard blood pressure control may not be enough to protect the brain

The National Institutes of Health has published a new study that highlights the importance of controlling blood pressure at younger ages in order to lower one’s risk of serious health issues later in life. The research, which involved participants with the NIH’s SPRINT trial, found that ‘intensively controlling’ blood pressure ‘significantly’ reduces one’s odds of developing mild cognitive impairment in … Continue reading

Your drugs can work better: One simple life hack

There’s ample evidence to suggest that taking medications at the same time of day each day increases efficacy, a study published this month in Science suggests. Researchers have poured over fifty years of clinical trials that considered and evaluated time-of-day administration of drugs. Over 100 clinical trials, 70 distinct drugs or combinations or medical procedures across 15 different therapeutic areas … Continue reading