Caffeine-sensitive cells may let diabetics control their blood sugar
Swiss scientists have developed specialized kidney cells that release insulin when caffeine is detected. Someday, these could allow diabetics to control their blood sugar with cups of coffee. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could coffee replace insulin injections for diabetics?
Scientists have developed an implant which releases diabetes medication when it senses caffeine in the bloodThe days of the insulin pen may be numbered. According to researchers in Switzerland, the future of diabetes treatment will not be a shot in the arm after a meal, but a shot of espresso instead.The scientists hope to transform the lives of diabetics who need regular jabs with an implant that contains hundreds of thousands of designer cells which churn out medicine when they sense caffeine in the bloodstream.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - June 19, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Medical research Diabetes Genetics Science Coffee Source Type: news

Book Review: The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques
Managing anxiety symptoms with medication can be effective, but is not always a great long-term solution. Anxiety happens for a variety of reasons. It may be experienced when there are too many stressors making someone feel overwhelmed with no change in sight. Or it may be a matter of cutting down on caffeine intake. Unfortunately, not knowing the cause or fix for anxiety typically tends to make people more anxious. In The 10 Best-Ever Anxiety Management Techniques: Understanding How Your Brain Makes You Anxious and What You Can Do to Change It, Margaret Wehrenberg acknowledges the complexity of managing anxiety and offers...
Source: Psych Central - June 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tina Arnoldi Tags: Anti-anxiety Book Reviews General Happiness Healthy Living Mindfulness Neuroscience Self-Help Anxiety Management help for anxiety Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Drinking this every day drink could raise your BP reading
HIGH blood pressure can increase your risk of early death from conditions such as stroke and heart disease. It can be raised by several substances in your diet, such as caffeine. Here ’s how to tell if this has had an effect. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How maca can make your day much better
(Natural News) Ever had one of those days where by the end of it you’re ready to crawl from the couch onto the bed, and sleep for 12 hours? Or maybe you’re one of those people who feel that way as soon as you wake up, or by mid afternoon (after the caffeine has worn off... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - June 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Dangerous mistake: an accidental caffeine overdose - Andrade A, Sousa C, Pedro M, Fernandes M.
We report a cas... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Using coffee to compensate for poor sleep: impact on vigilance and implications for workplace performance - Anderson JR, Hagerdorn PL, Gunstad J, Spitznagel MB.
Poor sleep negatively impacts vigilance and is associated with reduced well-being and work productivity. While many individuals depend on caffeine to counteract the cognitive consequences of poor sleep and restore optimal work performance, few studies have... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Blood test developed to predict risk of premature birth
Blood test can determine whether pregnancy will end in premature birth with 75-80% accuracy Related items fromOnMedica SSRIs raise risk of rare neonatal hypertension Caffeine in pregnancy linked to risk of child overweight Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women Demanding work linked to low-weight and preterm births Antiseptic prevents deaths in newborns (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - June 8, 2018 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Not All People Respond To Caffeine The Same
BOSTON (CBS) – Is your partner able to drink several cups of coffee before bed yet one cup keeps you up all night? As it turns out, some people may be more sensitive to caffeine than others, probably due to genetics. Researchers found that there are three main ways that people respond to coffee depending on whether their liver breaks down caffeine quickly or slowly and whether their brains are more sensitive to the stimulating effects. In people with high-sensitivity, even small amounts of caffeine can be arousing and cause sleep problems. Those with “regular” sensitivity to caffeine can drink 2-5 cups of...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Caffeine Coffee Dr. Mallika Marshall Local TV Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Could coffee enhance teamwork?
Does coffee make the team work (better)? This is what a new study, which found that caffeine boosts group interactions, seems to suggest. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Morning Break: Caffeine Crackdown; Pot as Painkiller; Food Allergy Bullies
(MedPage Today) -- Health news and commentary from around the Web gathered by the MedPage Today staff (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - June 6, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news

Is coffee good for you? Nine ways the popular beverage can affect your health
IS COFFEE good for you? It ’s probably a question many of us have failed to ask ourselves when getting our daily intake of caffeine. But coffee lovers around the world can rejoice, as the magic bean has been proven to provide a myriad of health benefits. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA warns firms to stop selling highly concentrated caffeine
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent warning letters to two websites the agency said are selling illegal highly concentrated caffeine products. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - June 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA warns companies to stop selling dangerous and illegal pure and highly concentrated caffeine products
FDA issued warning letters to the parties responsible for liquidcaffeine.com and Dual Health Body and Mind for illegally selling certain highly concentrated caffeine products. (Source: Food and Drug Administration)
Source: Food and Drug Administration - June 5, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

New algorithm determines ideal caffeine dosage and timing for alertness
(American Academy of Sleep Medicine) According to a recent study, a newly developed algorithm may be the key to optimizing alertness with caffeine. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does caffeine anhydrous do for the body?
Caffeine anhydrous is a dehydrated form of caffeine that is often an ingredient in sports drinks and energy bars. It is a lot more concentrated than caffeine, which means that people need to be aware of the maximum safe intake and the symptoms of overdose withdrawal. Learn more about caffeine anhydrous here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Energy drink exposures reported to Texas poison centers: analysis of adverse incidents in relation to total sales, 2010-2014 - Borron SW, Watts SH, Herrera J, Larson J, Baeza S, Kingston RL.
The ill-defined term "energy drink" includes a disparate group of products (beverages, shots, concentrates, and workout powders) having large differences in caffeine content and concentration and intended use. Hence, inaccurate conclusions may be drawn whe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 29, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Caffeine protects the lungs by strengthening minute tissue structures
(Natural News) There are some things that – by virtue of logic – just don’t go together: Raking leaves and a windy day, for instance. Chocolate and dogs also fit the bill, and even caffeine and babies. However, a study published in the American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology could very well change our thoughts... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What ’ s Under His Suit? Depression and Anxiety
Let’s get candid about male mental health. Men don’t get a lot of compassion — not as a gender, not toward one another, and not toward ourselves. We are the more impulsive, less refined gender that has not progressed much since our cave-dwelling days. We’ve learned to use a salad fork since then, however, and we pretend to enjoy chivalry. Sadly — and perhaps due to our ruffian status — men are often perceived as an expendable lot, regularly sent to do life’s dirty work like unclogging municipal sewers, diffusing IEDs, repossessing tractors, or mining for coal and ore miles below E...
Source: Psych Central - May 18, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jon Patrick Hatcher Tags: Addictions Anxiety Career Depression Men's Issues Personal Stories Sleep Stress Suicide Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Foods for bladder health
Having an overactive bladder can be a very challenging condition, but there are many ways in which people can improve their symptoms. These include monitoring the foods and drinks that they consume, as well as avoiding alcohol, caffeine, and spicy foods. Learn more about the overactive bladder diet here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Overactive Bladder (OAB) Source Type: news

Caffeine-related deaths: manner of deaths and categories at risk - Cappelletti S, Piacentino D, Fineschi V, Frati P, Cipolloni L, Aromatario M.
Caffeine is the most widely consumed psychoactive compound worldwide. It is mostly found in coffee, tea, energizing drinks and in some drugs. However, it has become really easy to obtain pure caffeine (powder or tablets) on the Internet markets. Mechanisms... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Hot Flashes and Caffeine: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute
In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Stephanie Faubion examines the results of a recent study that looked at an association between caffeine consumption and hot flashes. To listen, click the link below. Caffeine and Hot Flashes (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - May 18, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Can you drink coffee while taking Adderall?
Adderall is a stimulant medication commonly used to treat ADHD. The caffeine in coffee can alter the side effects and efficacy of the drug. In this article, we look at the side effects of both caffeine and Adderall. We also consider whether or not it is safe to combine the two, and how doing so might affect the body. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

6 Ways to Make Your Coffee Even Healthier
This article originally appeared on Health.com (Source: TIME: Health)
Source: TIME: Health - May 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cynthia Sass / Health.com Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Pregnant women who drink just two mugs of coffee a day are more likely to have overweight children
Researchers from Gothenburg University found expectant mothers who consume over 200 mg of caffeine a day are more likely to have children who carry excess weight by their eighth birthdays. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How long does a cup of coffee keep you awake?
Caffeine stimulates the nervous system. People often consume it to stay alert, but how long do effects last, and how does it impact sleep? This depends on many factors, including the amount of caffeine ingested at once and an individual's metabolism. Learn to estimate how long the effects of caffeine last here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nutrition / Diet Source Type: news

Health Tip: Find Your Resting Heart Rate
-- A normal resting heart rate is between 60 and 100 beats per minute, but this rate will be affected by a person's stress, caffeine consumption, anxiety, hormones, medication and fitness level, the American Heart Association says. Your resting... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 11, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Increased overweight in children of mothers who drank coffee while pregnant
(University of Gothenburg) A study published in the BMJ Open journal shows that even moderate coffee consumption during pregnancy, one to two cups per day, is related to a risk of overweight or obesity in school age children. It has not been clearly shown if caffeine is the direct cause of the overweight, but the relationship, alone, has caused researchers to encourage increased caution. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Here are 9 caffeine benefits (proven by scientists!)
New study by British Medical Journal reveals caffeine's long term health effects. On average, Brits consume around 1.7 kg of coffee per person. Drinking about 3-4 cups a day is the recommended amount. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Little Caffeine May Be Good For The Heart After All [Infographic]
Contrary to conventional wisdom, a little caffeine may not be so bad for the heart. In some ways, it may be good. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - May 7, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice G. Walton, Contributor Source Type: news

Ascomp with Codeine (Butalbital, Aspirin, Caffeine, and Codeine Phosphate Capsules) - updated on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - May 7, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Ascomp with Codeine (Butalbital, Aspirin, Caffeine, and Codeine Phosphate Capsules) - new on RxList
(Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs)
Source: RxList - New and Updated Drug Monographs - May 2, 2018 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Health Tip: Avoid Concentrated Caffeine
-- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns against taking pure or highly concentrated caffeine products, citing at least two overdose deaths among otherwise healthy people. Given possible difficulty in measuring the products in a safe dose, and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 30, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Causes Flushing?
Discussion Flushing is usually thought of as a benign condition such as blushing, but can be quite irritating if it is frequent or persistent (i.e. menopausal hot flashes) or even pathologic (i.e. malignancy). “Flushing is a subjective and sensation of warmth that is accompanied by reddening of the skin anywhere on the body but favors the face, neck, and upper torso…. Flushing can be broadly divided into episodic or persistent. Episodic flashing is mediated by the release of endogenous vasoactive mediators or medications, while persistent flushing result in a fixed facial erythema with telangiectasias and cyan...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 30, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Pot and Cognition; Caffeine and Pregnancy: It's PodMed Double T! (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include best treatment of venous leg ulcers, cannabis and cognition, anticlotting agents after bypass grafting, and caffeine and childhood obesity (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - April 28, 2018 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Caffeine to the Extreme: A High-octane Quiz
You may love coffee, but our 9-question, high-octane quiz is sure to put your love to the test.   (Source: ConsultantLive)
Source: ConsultantLive - April 27, 2018 Category: Internal Medicine Authors: Patient Care Staff Source Type: news

Caffeine During Pregnancy Tied to Overweight Offspring
Women who drank more than two to three cups of coffee a day were more likely to have obese children. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 26, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Pregnancy and Childbirth Caffeine Weight Parenting Obesity Source Type: news

How to Kick Your Caffeine Dependence for Good
An estimated 64% of Americans drink coffee every day, according to data from the National Coffee Association. In many ways, that’s a healthy habit: research has found that coffee may boost longevity and decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and more. But when the habit crosses the line from a pleasant pick-me-up to a daily necessity, the equation gets a little more complicated. People can develop a dependence on coffee and other caffeinated beverages, such as tea, soda and energy drinks, says Merideth Addicott, an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ Psychiatric ...
Source: TIME: Health - April 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime onetime Source Type: news

Caffeine in pregnancy tied to childhood weight gain
(Reuters Health) - Pregnant women who drink lots of coffee and other caffeinated beverages may be more likely to have kids who are overweight than mothers who limit caffeine during pregnancy, a Norwegian study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Childhood weight gain linked to caffeine levels in womb
A child's excess weight gain has been linked to at least moderate caffeine levels while in the womb, according to a study in Norway. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

In Utero Caffeine Exposure Affects Early Childhood Weight
TUESDAY, April 24, 2018 -- Maternal caffeine intake during pregnancy may alter the overall weight growth trajectory of the offspring from 6 weeks to 8 years, according to a study published online April 23 in BMJ Open. Eleni Papadopoulou, from the... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Can Caffeine During Pregnancy Raise Kids' Weight?
And one expert noted that caffeine itself may not be the culprit, since many of the women in the study consumed it by drinking sodas and eating candy. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caffeine in pregnancy linked to childhood weight gain
Most pregnant women know to avoid certain foods and drinks, such as raw meat and alcohol. But a new study lends weight to the notion that a high intake of caffeinated substances may also be detrimental to a baby's health. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 23, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Caffeine During Pregnancy Spur Weight Gain in Kids?
MONDAY, April 23, 2018 -- There's new evidence that even moderate amounts of caffeine consumed by a mom-to-be might affect her child's weight years later. The overall effect was small -- an average of an extra pound by age 8. But children of women... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 23, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Women's Wellness: Reducing appearance of cellulite
DEAR MAYO CLINIC:?Is dry brushing effective for getting rid of cellulite? What about creams with caffeine? Is there anything else that works? I?m willing to try anything to make the cellulite on my thighs less noticeable, other than going under the knife. But I don?t want to waste money on things that don?t work.? ANSWER:?You?re [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 19, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Coffee and tea drinking in relation to risk of hip fracture in the Singapore Chinese Health Study - Dai Z, Jin A, Soh AZ, Ang LW, Yuan JM, Koh WP.
We examined t... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Heart rate problems: Avoid drinking this caffeine-rich beverage to prevent a racing heart
HEART rates may need monitoring for people with pre-existing heart problems. To control their heart rate further, many may change their lifestyle and activity pattern. Now, a new study suggests these people should avoid this beverage. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caffeine Does Not Appear to Be Linked to Risk of Arrhythmia
TUESDAY, April 17, 2018 -- Regular intake of coffee and tea does not appear to be associated with the risk of arrhythmia, according to a review published in the April 1 issue of JACC: Clinical Electrophysiology. Aleksandr Voskoboinik, M.B.B.S., from... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 17, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How many coffees per day is SAFE? The answer may surprise you...
GETTING your caffeine kick with as many as three cups of coffee a day may be good for your heart while drinking as many as six doesn ’t raise the risk of suffering from heart problems, a new research suggested. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - April 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news