New study shows reusable contact lenses could cause blindness

New study shows reusable contact lenses could cause blindness

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

Steroids may change the structure of the brain: study

Steroids may change the structure of the brain: study

Steroids are able to change the structure of the brain and affect a person’s mood, according to a new study. Dutch researchers conducted the study by examining the brains of nearly 25,000 steroid users and non-users. The team found that those who inhaled or orally took glucocorticoids, a steroid that is prescribed to decrease inflammation, … Read more

Artificial sweeteners could cause diabetes, shocking new research says

Artificial sweeteners could cause diabetes, shocking new research says

Real sugar can quickly rack up calories, but artificial sugar may cause diabetes. Scientists are now warning that some artificial sweeteners can alter the body’s microbes in a way that changes blood sugar levels, according to new data published in the journal “Cell” and reported by South West News Service. The sugar substitutes — which … Read more

Eating grapes can extend your life and reduce dementia risk: study

Eating grapes can extend your life and reduce dementia risk: study

Worried about your health? There’s grape news for you! A study published in the journal Foods has found that grapes can have numerous positive health impacts. Grapes can reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and fatty liver disease — and can even add five years to your life. The study was performed on female mice … Read more

Doing this one thing before bed can help you get a better night’s sleep

Doing this one thing before bed can help you get a better night's sleep

Including a shower in your bedtime routine can help you sleep a little easier, according to one expert. Sleep specialist Olivia Arezzolo, author of Bear, Lion, Wolfsaid that the COVID pandemic caused the average person’s sleep to get worse, with people spending hundreds each year on supplements to improve their rest. “It’s a continuing spiral … Read more

Cats classified as ‘invasive alien species’ by scientific institute

Cats classified as 'invasive alien species' by scientific institute

It’s been confirmed: Your cat is a troublemaker. Respected scientific institute Polish Academy of Sciences (PASIFIC) has officially classified cats as an “invasive alien species,” according to the Associated Press. The study, headed by PASIFIC biologist Wojciech Solarz, found that the damage that cats cause in terms of hunting and killing birds and other wildlife … Read more