Rethinking What it Means to Recover from Addiction
When I kicked cocaine and heroin in 1988, I was told that there was only one way to get better: abstain forever from psychoactive substances including alcohol—and practice the 12 steps made famous by Alcoholics Anonymous. The only alternative, counselors and group members said, was “jails, institutions or death.” My addiction was so extreme that by the end, I was injecting dozens of times a day. So I grabbed the lifeline I was thrown and attended the traditional 12-step rehab program recommended by the hospital where I underwent withdrawal. But once I began to study the scientific data on addiction, I lea...
Source: TIME: Health - September 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Maia Szalavitz Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

How to sleep: The common habit preventing you from dozing off - sleep expert
SLEEP disturbances have become a common occurrence, with most people expected to struggle with them at some point in their life. Standard sleep hygiene advice includes avoiding caffeine and screens. One expert, however, explains that a common habit may be a lesser-known sleep deterrent. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Why Does Coffee Sometimes Make Me Tired?
Lethargy, blood sugar and dehydration explain in part the paradoxical effects of coffee on our energy levels. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Wudan Yan Tags: Content Type: Service Caffeine Sleep Coffee Source Type: news

Coffee break has no impact on laparoscopic skills: a randomized double-blinded placebo-controlled parallel-group trial - Gerdes C, Bergh äuser AM, Hipp J, Bäumlein M, Hinrichs S, Thomassen JC, Hoffmann S, Gerdes B.
BACKGROUND: Coffee is a widely consumed beverage. Surgeons often drink coffee before performing surgery. Caffeine intake leads to tremor which might have a negative effect on surgeons' fine motor skills. METHODS: A double-blinded parallel-group tri... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Heart disease: The popular drink that can lower your risk of the condition
ACCORDING to statistics by the British Coffee Association, Britons drink approximately 95 million cups of coffee per day. Contrary to the belief that tea is the favoured hot beverage of the UK, the coffee industry also creates over 210,000 jobs here and the industry is only growing. The UK's caffeine addiction is not just beneficial for the economy, as a new study suggests coffee also has impressive health benefits. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of caffeine ingestion on dynamic visual acuity: a placebo-controlled, double-blind, balanced-crossover study in low caffeine consumers - Redondo B, Jim énez R, Molina R, Dalton K, Vera J.
BACKGROUND: Acute caffeine ingestion has been associated with improvements in cognitive performance and visual functioning. The main objective of this study was to determine the effects of caffeine intake on dynamic visual acuity (DVA). METHODS: Tw... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Adrenal fatigue: Do you have night-time energy with an overuse of caffeine in the day?
ADRENAL fatigue may be a rare condition, but health professionals have seen a rise in the condition due to elevated and prolonged stress levels caused by the pandemic. How can you tell if you might be suffering with the condition? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Health benefits of caffeine: How caffeine can reduce your risk of cancer
YOUR morning cup of coffee may have more health benefits than you think. How can caffeine reduce your risk of cancer and other diseases? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 24, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coffee Won't Upset Your Heartbeat. It Might Even Calm It
A large new study has found that most people can enjoy their coffee or diet cola free from heart worries -- caffeine doesn't seem to increase most people's risk of arrhythmias. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coffee Won't Upset Your Heartbeat. It Might Even Calm It
MONDAY, July 19, 2021 -- For decades, doctors have warned folks suffering from heart rhythm problems to avoid coffee, out of concern that a caffeine jolt might prompt a herky-jerky heartbeat. But a large new study has found that most people can... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Coffee consumption cuts risk for heart arrythmia, AFib, study finds
A study published Monday disputes the common notion that drinking caffeine increases risk for heart ailments, including atrial fibrillation. In fact, the risk declines by 3% to 4% for each cup of coffee consumed. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Genetic Predisposition + High Caffeine Intake Ups Risk of Increased Intraocular Pressure
THURSDAY, June 17, 2021 -- Among individuals with the strongest genetic predisposition to elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), greater caffeine consumption is associated with higher IOP and higher glaucoma prevalence, according to a study published... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - June 17, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

The Health Benefits of Coffee
Drinking coffee has been linked to a reduced risk of all kinds of ailments, including Parkinson ’s disease, melanoma, prostate cancer, even suicide. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Coffee Caffeine Sleep Content Type: Service Diabetes Anxiety and Stress Depression (Mental) Parkinson ' s Disease Pregnancy and Childbirth Antioxidants Heart Deaths (Fatalities) Pollan, Michael Willett, Walter C Source Type: news

Caffeine May Raise Risk for Inherited Glaucoma Caffeine May Raise Risk for Inherited Glaucoma
Previous studies showed that people who took large doses of caffeine experienced temporary increases in eye pressure. Researchers have wondered whether ingesting caffeine over a long period could pose a risk.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - June 11, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Caffeine May Raise Risk of Inherited Glaucoma
Caffeine might increase the risk of an eye disease in people who have a genetic susceptibility. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How To Get a Better Night's Sleep
You can overcome ‘coronasomnia.’ Experts say it just takes practice building new and better habits. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anahad O ’Connor and Flora Hanitijo Tags: Sleep Anxiety and Stress Insomnia Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Beds and Bedding Psychology and Psychologists Habits and Routines (Behavior) Research Caffeine Mental Health and Disorders Sedatives Source Type: news

Too Much Caffeine Might Raise Your Odds for Glaucoma
Title: Too Much Caffeine Might Raise Your Odds for GlaucomaCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/7/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/8/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General)
Source: MedicineNet Eyesight General - June 8, 2021 Category: Opthalmology Source Type: news

Caffeine: How does it affect blood pressure?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - June 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Too Much Caffeine Might Raise Your Odds for Glaucoma
MONDAY, June 7, 2021 -- That third or fourth cup of coffee may do more than make your heart race: New research suggests it could significantly increase your risk of glaucoma if you're genetically predisposed to the eye disease. The study included... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 7, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Sleep Deprived? Coffee Can Only Help So Much
WEDNESDAY, June 2, 2021 -- You know you've done it -- stayed up too late and relied on coffee to get through the next day -- but new research suggests that caffeine can only do so much. That cup or cups of coffee may keep you awake the following... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 2, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Caffeine produces neutral effects on extraverts' and introverts' performance of fundamental motor skills - Carolina Gomes A, Tosini L, Oliveira D, Lage G, Franchini E, Meira CJ.
Extraverts are active and talkative, while introverts are quiet and calm. This difference has been attributed to the cortical activation level (arousal), which is low in extraverts and high in introverts. Thus, to reach an optimal level of arousal, extrave... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Study of choroidal thickness variations after ingestion of a taurine and caffeine-containing energy drink - Arej N, Azar G, Salviat F, Alonso AS, Zuber K, Metten MA, Salomon L, Vasseur V, Mauget-Fa ÿsse M.
BACKGROUND& AIMS: Choroidal thickness can undergo considerable variations in response to different substances. The aim of this study was to assess the change in choroidal thickness after the ingestion of taurine and caffeine contained in the Red Bull ener... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Study: Don't count on caffeine to fight sleep deprivation
(Michigan State University) Sleep scientists assessed how effective caffeine was in counteracting the negative effects of sleep deprivation on cognition. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 26, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Caffeine selectively mitigates cognitive deficits caused by sleep deprivation - Stepan ME, Altmann EM, Fenn KM.
Sleep deprivation impairs a wide range of cognitive processes, but the precise mechanism underlying these deficits is unclear. One prominent proposal is that sleep deprivation impairs vigilant attention, and that impairments in vigilant attention cause imp... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The effects of caffeinated products on sleep and functioning in the military population: a focused review - Chaudhary NS, Taylor B, Grandner MA, Troxel WM, Chakravorty S.
Military personnel rely on caffeinated products such as coffee or energy drinks (ED) to maintain a maximal level of vigilance and performance under sleep-deprived and combat situations. While chronic caffeine intake is associated with decreased sleep durat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 20, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Does green tea contain caffeine?
GREEN TEA is one of the healthiest drinks you can find, nutritionists have claimed, due to its weight loss boosting and heart-healthy benefits. But it's easy to get confused about its caffeine content. Does green tea contain caffeine? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 17, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Fiorinal with Codeine (butalbital, aspirin, caffeine, and codeine phosphate)
Title: Fiorinal with Codeine (butalbital, aspirin, caffeine, and codeine phosphate)Category: MedicationsCreated: 5/14/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/14/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Migraine General)
Source: MedicineNet Migraine General - May 14, 2021 Category: Neurology Source Type: news

What Are Risk Factors for Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia?
Discussion Bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD) was first described in 1967 by Northway et.al. At that time it was described as “relatively mature preterm infants with severe respiratory failure to survive their initial respiratory distress syndrome after receiving aggressive respiratory support with high oxygen and positive pressure ventilation. Their clinical course was characterized by severe chronic respiratory failure with a radiographic picture showing areas of hyperinflation alternating with adjacent increased densities.” This is often referred to as “Old BPD.” Over time more has been learned and...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 10, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Coffee side effects: Is it dangerous to have too much coffee? Five common side effects
COFFEE is a common hot drink that's claimed to have numerous health benefits, including protecting against dementia, as well as helping you to feel more awake. But is it dangerous to have too much coffee? These are the most common side effects of coffee and caffeine. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 7, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Norgesic (orphenadrine citrate, aspirin and caffeine)
Title: Norgesic (orphenadrine citrate, aspirin and caffeine)Category: MedicationsCreated: 5/7/2021 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 5/7/2021 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Medications General)
Source: MedicineNet Medications General - May 7, 2021 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Paternal exposure to exercise and/or caffeine and alcohol modify offspring behavioural and pathophysiological recovery from repetitive mild traumatic brain injury (RmTBI) in adolescence - Eyolfson E, Bhatt D, Wang M, Lohman AW, Mychasiuk R.
This study was... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 23, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Childhood Caffeine Exposure May Negatively Affect Cognitive Functioning
For most assessed cognitive functions, the negative correlation remained after controlling for age, gender, socioeconomic status, and sleep. (Source: NIDA News)
Source: NIDA News - April 19, 2021 Category: Addiction Tags: Children, NIDA Notes, Stimulants, Public Health Source Type: news

Coffee: Researchers determine three levels of caffeine sensitivity - which one are you?
COFFEE sensitivity depends on how quickly a person's liver can metabolise caffeine, and whether their genetic disposition influences them to react more easily via their central nervous system. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Even Moderate Caffeine Intake in Pregnancy Tied to Smaller Babies
THURSDAY, April 15, 2021 -- Even moderate daily caffeine intake during pregnancy may lead to smaller birth size, according to a study published online March 25 in JAMA Network Open. Jessica L. Gleason, Ph.D., from the U.S. National Institutes of... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 15, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Self-management Techniques Help Relieve Urinary Tract Symptoms Self-management Techniques Help Relieve Urinary Tract Symptoms
The techniques practiced by patients as part of the trials included adjusting the timing for drinking fluids, reducing caffeine/alcohol, adjusting urinating habits, and performing pelvic floor exercises.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 13, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology News Source Type: news

Decaf: How much caffeine is in decaf coffee or tea? Is decaf good for you?
CAFFEINE is a stimulant we often crave but it can produce unwanted effects on the body. Decaf is therefore a more sensible option for those looking to cut back but beware - decaf tea and coffee still contains caffeine. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 1, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Small Amounts of Caffeine May Reduce Neonatal Size Small Amounts of Caffeine May Reduce Neonatal Size
For pregnant women, just half a cup of coffee a day may reduce neonatal birth size and body weight, according to a prospective study involving more than 2,500 women.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 29, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health News Source Type: news

Forests on caffeine: coffee waste can boost forest recovery
(British Ecological Society) A new study finds that coffee pulp, a waste product of coffee production, can be used to speed up tropical forest recovery on post agricultural land. The findings are published in the British Ecological Society journal Ecological Solutions and Evidence. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - March 29, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Even a Little Coffee in Pregnancy Could Impact Newborn's Weight: Study
THURSDAY, March 25, 2021 -- As little as half a cup of coffee each day might be enough to stunt the growth and birth weight of a baby in the womb, a new study claims. Women who consumed an average 50 milligrams of caffeine per day -- equivalent to... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 25, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Even a little daily caffeine during pregnancy may lead to smaller baby, study says
Pregnant women who drink caffeine-containing beverages deliver slightly smaller babies compared with those who avoid caffeinated beverages entirely, according to a study published Thursday by JAMA Network Open. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - March 25, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Moderate daily caffeine intake during pregnancy may lead to smaller birth size
Smaller birth size can place infants at higher risk of obesity, heart disease and diabetes later in life. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - March 25, 2021 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Caffeine Before Exercise Helps You Burn Fat Caffeine Before Exercise Helps You Burn Fat
Taking caffeine or drinking strong coffee half an hour before aerobic exercise can increase fat-burning, according to a new study in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.WebMD Health News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - March 24, 2021 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Orthopaedics News Source Type: news

Hair loss treatment: Caffeine shampoo shown to strengthen hair follicles in study
HAIR loss is intractable but not impossible to deal with. Evidence suggests applying a caffeine shampoo to your head can reduce hair loss. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 23, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A strong coffee half an hour before exercising increases fat-burning
(University of Granada) In the afternoon, the effects of the caffeine are more marked than in the morning. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Massive suicidal ingestion of caffeine: a case report with investigation of the cardiovascular effect/concentration relationships - Gr émain V, Chevillard L, Saussereau E, Schnell G, Megarbane B.
BACKGROUND: Caffeine poisoning may cause life-threatening arrhythmias and hemodynamic failure. We aimed to investigate the toxicokinetics (TK), toxicodynamics (TD) and TK/TD relationships of caffeine in a case of poisoning. CASE REPORT: A 47-year-old male ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 17, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

What Are Generalized Anxiety Disorder Treatment Components?
Discussion Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is “…excessive anxiety and worry about a number of events and activities coupled with at least one physical symptom, which may include fatigue, poor concentration, restlessness, irritability, muscle tension, and sleep difficulties.” Other ways it presents to the primary care office may be abdominal pain, headache or heart palpitations, dizziness, syncope, numbness, trembling, paresthesia, memory loss, or urinary frequency. It has an estimated prevalence of 15% and is the second most common anxiety disorder in children after social anxiety disorder. GAD can co...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 15, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Regular Caffeine Consumption Tied to Reduced Brain Volume Regular Caffeine Consumption Tied to Reduced Brain Volume
Regular caffeine consumption appears to be tied to decreased gray matter volume, but only temporarily.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - March 3, 2021 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Hair loss treatment: Caffeine shampoo reduces rate of hair loss in men - how to apply it
HAIR loss often runs in the family, which makes dealing with it a tall order. Caffeine shampoo has been shown to treat hereditary hair loss, however. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hair loss treatment: Caffeine is a stimulant which could be effective in hair regrowth
HAIR loss treatment: Caffeine is not only beneficial for those requiring a much needed energy boost in the morning. According to studies applying coffee topically to hair might help stimulate hair regrowth. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 2, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

To sustain a thriving caf é culture, we must ditch the disposable cup.
(University of South Australia) Takeaway coffees - they're a convenient start for millions of people each day, but while the caffeine perks us up, the disposable cups drag us down, with nearly 300 billion ending up in landfill each year.While most coffee drinkers are happy to make a switch to sustainable practices, new research from the University of South Australia shows that an absence of infrastructure and a general 'throwaway' culture is severely delaying sustainable change. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 28, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news