Caffeine shot delivers wakeup call on antifungal drug resistance
(University of Edinburgh) The management of fungal infections in plants and humans could be transformed by a breakthrough in understanding how fungi develop resistance to drugs. It was previously thought that only mutations in a fungi's DNA would result in antifungal drug resistance. Current diagnostic techniques rely on sequencing all of a fungi's DNA to find such mutations. Scientists from the University of Edinburgh have discovered that fungi can develop drug resistance without changes to their DNA -- their genetic code. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Claims About Risks Of Caffeine Consumption In Pregnancy Misleading
You may have seen claims in the news over the last week that pregnant women should avoid all caffeine as it puts their unborn baby at risk, but are these claims really true? (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 29, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Helen Albert, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Best supplements for an energy boost: The top 3 pills that may give you a lease of life
BEST supplements for an energy boost: Is your daily intake of caffeine not cutting it? Or, choosing to refrain from such a stimulant, are you hoping to naturally boost how you feel? These three pills could help. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - August 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnant People Should Cut Out Caffeine, According To Study
A cup of coffee may be your usual wake up call. However, research has found it may be linked to adverse birth outcomes. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - August 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice Broster, Contributor Tags: Healthcare /healthcare Innovation /innovation Source Type: news

Maternal Caffeine Intake May Be Tied to Negative Pregnancy Outcomes
TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2020 -- Maternal caffeine consumption is associated with negative pregnancy outcomes, according to a review published online Aug. 24 in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine. Jack E. James, Ph.D., from Reykjavik University in Iceland,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 25, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Caffeine intake not safe during pregnancy, study says
A new study on caffeine consumption contradicts current guidelines allowing two cups of moderate-strength coffee during pregnancy. But some experts are questioning the results. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Having some caffeine in pregnancy 'is fine'
A couple of cups of coffee a day should not be risky despite 'alarmist' new research, experts say. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mothers-to-be urged to avoid caffeine as study finds there is NO safe level of consumption
Professor Jack James, of Reykjavik University in Iceland, claimed thousands of babies were harmed every year because women consume that supposedly 'safe' level of caffeine. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caffeine consumption not safe during pregnancy, new study says. Some experts disagree
There is no safe level of caffeine for a developing fetus, so women who are pregnant or considering pregnancy should abstain from coffee and other caffeine-containing products entirely, according to the author of a new review of literature. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No safe level of coffee drinking for pregnant women, study says
Cut out caffeine to help avoid miscarriage, low birth weight and stillbirth, paper advisesPregnant women should cut out coffee completely to help avoid miscarriage, low birth weight and stillbirth, according to astudy of international evidence about caffeine and pregnancy.In contradiction to official guidance in the UK, US and Europe, there is no safe level for caffeine consumption during pregnancy, according to a peer-reviewed study published in the journal BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - August 24, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Robert Booth Social affairs correspondent Tags: Pregnancy Health Medical research Science Society Source Type: news

There's No Safe Amount of Caffeine in Pregnancy: Report
MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2020 -- Women who are pregnant or trying to get pregnant may need to forgo coffee, tea, sodas and other sources of caffeine. A new data analysis finds no safe level of the drug during this time. " The cumulative scientific evidence... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 24, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

End nicotine, sugar, or caffeine cravings using these five BRAIN FOOD supplements
(Natural News) Most consumers who indulge themselves with mood-enhancing “treats” like sugar, nicotine, alcohol, or high doses of caffeine, are also paying a price on the back end when the dopamine “crutch” wears off, and they experience what has come to be known as the “chemical hangover.” With the chemical hangover, the only mainstream “relief”... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Tea, milk and other drinks to help you sleep (and some that will hurt)
We know to avoid coffee and chocolate before bedtime since both contain caffeine and can keep you awake at night. But what to replace those delicious options with? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 11, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Zydus Cadila gets final approval from USFDA to market generic tension headache tablets
The company has received final approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) to market Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine tablets in strengths of 50mg/325mg/40 mg, Zydus Cadila said in a statement. The drug will be manufactured at Nesher Pharma's manufacturing facility at St. Louis in the US, it added. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - July 18, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Recent caffeine drinking associates with cognitive function in the UK Biobank - Cornelis MC, Weintraub S, Morris MC.
Clinical evidence points to the premise that caffeine may benefit cognition, but whether these findings extend to real life settings and amidst factors that impact caffeine metabolism is unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of recen... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

The adulterated XANAX pill: a fatal intoxication with etizolam and caffeine - Kolbe V, Rentsch D, Boy D, Schmidt B, Kegler R, B üttner A.
A 49-year old man was found dead at home next to a glass containing a dried, white, crystalline substance and near a bag containing pills with the imprint XANAX, the trade name of alprazolam. A comprehensive screening of material collected during the autop... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Can caffeine intake combined with aerobic exercise lead to improvement in attentional and psychomotor performance in trained individuals? - Machado S, S á Filho AS, Campos C, de Paula CC, Bernardes F, Murillo-Rodriguez E, Maranhão Neto GA, Lattari E.
To evaluate the acute effects of ingestion of 500  mg of caffeine in addition to aerobic exercise on the optimization of cognitive attention tasks and simple reaction time. Twenty men were randomly divided into two groups, caffeine (CAF) and placebo (PLA)... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 17, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Meet Rory Z Fulcher, author of #Hypno Fasting
This week, I’d like to introduce Rory Z Fulcher to the Thursday Throng author interview sofa with his new book Hypno Fasting. Rory is a professional hypnotherapist and stage/street hypnotist, best-selling author and international hypnosis trainer. He’s also one of the HypnoBros, a founding director of HypnoTC: The Hypnotherapy Training Company, as well as a director for the online hypnosis training company Hypnosis-Courses.com. What is one thing people wouldn’t usually know about you? Something that surprises quite a lot of people is that I am quite an introvert. Although, as a hypnosis trainer, I speak ...
Source: The Hysterectomy Association - June 11, 2020 Category: OBGYN Authors: Linda Parkinson-Hardman Tags: Thursday Throng Writing author interview self help books Source Type: news

Coffee versus matcha: Which gives you better sleep? (Yes, sleep)
(Natural News) Coffee and green tea are popular beverages, especially among those who need a pick-me-up to start their day. However, according to an expert, drinking green tea is ideal if you want to sleep better at night. Caffeine is a stimulant and consuming too many caffeinated drinks can affect your sleep quality. But if... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Effects of caffeine intake and exercise intensity on executive and arousal vigilance - Sanchis C, Blasco E, Luna FG, Lupi áñez J.
During physical efforts and sport practice, vigilance is responsible for maintaining an optimal state of activation, guaranteeing the ability to quickly respond and detect unexpected, but critical, stimuli over time. Caffeine and physical exercise are able... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Women who get a caffeine fix two or three times a day have less body fat than those who drink none 
Women who enjoy two or three cups of coffee a day have less body fat than those who drink less or none at all. Coffee may contain compounds with anti-obesity properties that cause body fat to fall. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Caffeine use and associations with sleep in adolescents with and without ADHD - Cusick CN, Langberg JM, Breaux R, Green CD, Becker SP.
The objective of this study was to compare caffeine consumption in the morning, afternoon, and evening in adolescents with and without attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and examine associations with sleep functioning. METHO... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Stronger and Safer Than Any Vaccine …
The coronavirus exposed the fatal flaw of our mainstream health system: the misguided dependence on the U.S. government and Big Pharma to save the day. Dozens of companies are now in a race to develop a coronavirus vaccine and treatment drugs — with billions of dollars in profits going to the winner. I have news for you: The vaccine won’t stop this virus. You can’t eradicate a virus like this with an external weapon like a vaccine, any more than you can eradicate seasonal flu or the common cold. But you can make sure you never get the coronavirus in the first place — or any other disease-causing...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 8, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Health Source Type: news

Drink Up! Coffee Won't Harm Your Heart, Study Finds
THURSDAY, May 7, 2020 -- Your doctor may have cautioned that the caffeine in coffee can set your heart racing and cause an abnormal heartbeat. Well, that's bunk, a new study finds. " We were unable to find any evidence that those who drank coffee had... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 7, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Energy Vitamin Gets You Up Off the Sofa
If you’re stuck at home, practicing social distancing and self-isolation, you might feel less motivated than usual. I get it… It’s easy to feel indifferent during these trying times. Weeks of staying home can leave you feeling drained and struggling to get up off the couch. You might be tempted to reach for an energy drink to get you going. If you do, you’re not alone. Bottled energy drinks are big business… The market was valued at $53 billion in 2018 and is predicted to surge to $86 billion in the next few years.1 But these “energy” drinks deliver a lot of false promises AND...
Source: Al Sears, MD Natural Remedies - May 6, 2020 Category: Complementary Medicine Authors: Dr.A.Sears Tags: Anti-Aging Nutrition Source Type: news

Three consecutive nights of sleep loss: effects of morning caffeine consumption on subjective sleepiness/alertness, reaction time and simulated driving performance - Bartrim K, McCarthy B, McCartney D, Grant G, Desbrow B, Irwin C.
Caffeinated products  are often consumed as a popular countermeasure to the effects of sleep loss. However, the efficacy of caffeine to exert these effects after consecutive nights of sleep loss is poorly understood. The aim of this study was to investig... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 4, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

This Is Your Body And Brain On Coffee
Drinking more caffeine during the coronavirus lockdown? Here's how it can affect you over time and advice on making it better for you. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 23, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What’s your Health Crutch: sugar, caffeine, or nicotine?
(Natural News) When it comes to sugar, caffeine and nicotine, most Americans over-indulge in at least one of the three, if not two, or even all three. Let’s start with those “nic-fits.” One in every four Americans uses nicotine daily, the third-most-addictive drug on Earth, close behind heroin (think prescription opiates) and cocaine (think crack).... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mass. Company Giving Out 1,000 Pounds Of Coffee, 10,000 Tin Ties To Make Coronavirus Masks
BOSTON (CBS) – Dean’s Beans Organic Coffee is using caffeine to show compassion during the Coronavirus Crisis. “A pound of coffee doesn’t change a person’s life but it helps it makes people feel better,” owner Dean Cycon told WBZ-TV. “A Thousand Pounds of Light” coffee. (Image Credit: Dean’s Beans)   The local coffee roaster describes itself as a social justice company that uses coffee to creative positive change around the world. When the Corona Virus pandemic hit, they decided to start up a campaign called “Thousand Pounds of Light.” “We’r...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Consumer Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Coronavirus Orange News Source Type: news

Granules India gets USFDA approval for Butalbital, Acetaminophen, Caffeine capsules
​Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Capsules are used to treat tension headaches. ​Butalbital, Acetaminophen and Caffeine Capsules USP, 50 mg/300 mg/40 mg had US sales of approximately 42 million dollar MAT for the most recent twelve months ending in February, 2020 according to IQVIA Health. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 9, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A case of suicidal caffeine intoxication - Nowak K, Zawadzki M, Szpot P, Jurek T.
The aim of this work was to present the clinical symptoms and toxicological results in the case of intentional poisoning in a 33-year-old man, who took caffeine in powder form. The autopsy and histopathological analysis showed no significant changes. The r... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

NIH-funded research leads to pediatric labeling updates for doxycycline, clindamycin and caffeine citrate
Labels now include better information for healthcare providers on recommended usage and dosage in pediatric populations. (Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases)
Source: National Institutes of Health (NIH) News Releases - April 2, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Cochrane International Mobility - Ana Beatriz Pizarro
Cochrane is made up of  11,000 members and over 67,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Getting involved in Cochrane ’s work means becoming part of a global community. TheCochrane International Mobility programme connects successful applicants with a placement in a host Cochrane Group, learning more about the production, use, and knowledge translation of Cochrane reviews. The prgramme offers opportunities fo...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - April 1, 2020 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Use of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Caffeine and Suicide Attempts: Findings From a Nationally Representative Cross-sectional Study - Cho MS.
In this study, the association between students' substance use and suicide attempts in the past 1 year was examined using secondary data from the 13th Korea Risk Behavior Web-based Survey. Participants were 7th- to 12th-grade students and 50.9% were male. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

What Causes Tachycardia?
Discussion Tachycardia is a rapid heart rate that is above normal for age and level of exertion. Tachycardia is common, particularly sinus tachycardia due to normally encountered circumstances such as pain, fever or exercise. It is usually a normal physiologic process but sustained tachycardia often indicates a potentially abnormal underlying cause. Sinus tachycardia has a rapid heart rate with normal P waves and P-R intervals and variations from moment to moment and respiration. Generally it is not over 200 beats/minute. Vagal stimulation can slow the heart rate; this is a gradual slowing, not an abrupt slowing seen in ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 23, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Acute effects of low versus high caffeine dose consumption on postural balance in middle-aged women - Ben Waer F, Laatar R, Srihi S, Jouira G, Rebai H, Sahli S.
While caffeine effects on postural balance are controversial and while postural sways are an issue for middle-aged adults, no data is available concerning the caffeine effects on these sways. As women have a greater sensitivity to caffeine consumption than... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Chest pain from supplement use in an active duty soldier: a case report - Bridwell RE, Yoo MJ, Grove JJ, Ng PC.
In the active duty population, over-the-counter performance enhancing supplements are readily available and consumed, primarily in an unsupervised manner. While some of the active ingredients, such as caffeine and creatine, have been well studied, other sy... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Will a Jolt of Java Get Your Creative Juices Flowing?
Volunteers were given either a 200 milligram (mg) caffeine pill -- equivalent to one cup of strong coffee -- or a placebo. Caffeine improved convergent thinking but had no real impact on divergent thinking. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - March 9, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Will a Jolt of Java Get Your Creative Juices Flowing?
MONDAY, March 9, 2020 -- Your morning cup of coffee may help your focus and problem-solving skills, but it won't kick-start your creativity, a new study says. " In Western cultures, caffeine is stereotypically associated with creative occupations... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - March 9, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What Are Some Risk Factors for Cerebral Palsy?
Discussion The term, cerebral palsy, or CP has gone through many iterations with the first description in 1861 by W.J. Little who described it as “The condition of spastic rigidity of the limbs of newborn children.” The most recent definition is from Rosenbaun et al. in 2007 which states it is “a group of permanent disorders of the development of movement and posture, causing activity limitation, that are attributed to non-progressive disturbances that occurred in the developing fetal or infant brain. The motor disorders of cerebral palsy are often accompanied by disturbances of sensation, perception, cog...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 9, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Caffeine boosts problem-solving ability but not creativity, study indicates
(University of Arkansas) Want to boost creativity? Caffeine may not be the way to go according to a news study by U of A psychologist Darya Zabelina. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Dynamine ® [NEW CLINICAL TRIAL]: Researchers discovered that...
Compound Solutions, Inc. and a university research partner have concluded a landmark clinical study demonstrating synergy between Dynamine® and caffeine, as well as Dynamine® and...(PRWeb February 28, 2020)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/dynamine_new_clinical_trial_researchers_discovered_that_dynamine_extends_caffeines_half_life_and_increased_its_area_under_the_curve_approximately_two_fold/prweb16941379.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - February 28, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study findings show which alternative hair loss remedies work: Rosemary oil and caffeine revealed to be the most effective therapies
(Natural News) It’s normal for a person to experience hair loss: On average, a person can lose up to 100 hairs from his scalp every day. However, while most people grow them back, those with alopecia experience extreme hair loss, either due to diseases like lupus, thyroid issues or diabetes; environmental exposure; medication; or even poor nutrition.... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Decaf vs. regular coffee: What are the different health benefits?
(Natural News) Coffee is a fundamental aspect of many people’s lives. However, not everyone who drinks coffee likes the side effects of caffeine. In this case, decaf coffee is an excellent alternative that allows people to enjoy the rich taste of coffee without the jitters. Is decaf better than regular coffee? Decaf is short for... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - February 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New study shows that lack of sleep can lead to overeating
A new study in the Journal of the American Heart Association reveals that lack of sleep can lead to overeating, and a diet with more sugar and caffeine. The CDC says one third of adults do not get enough sleep. Dr. Carol Ash, a sleep specialist with RWJBarnabas Health, joins CBS This Morning. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - February 19, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is Coffee Good for You?
Yes! But it depends on the kind of coffee and the quantity. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - February 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dawn MacKeen Tags: Coffee Caffeine Diet and Nutrition your-feed-selfcare your-feed-health Source Type: news

Michael Pollan Explains Caffeine Cravings (And Why You Don't Have To Quit)
(Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Terry Gross Source Type: news

AdventHealth Gives 10,000 Floridians Free Genetic Tests, Sees Genomics as the Future of Precision Medicine
Many other healthcare systems also are partnering with private genetic testing companies to pursue research that drive precision medicine goals It is certainly unusual when a major health network announces that it will give away free genetic tests to 10,000 of its patients as a way to lay the foundation to expand clinical services involving […] (Source: Dark Daily)
Source: Dark Daily - February 7, 2020 Category: Laboratory Medicine Authors: Jude Tags: Laboratory Management and Operations Laboratory News Laboratory Operations Laboratory Pathology Precision Medicine AdventHealth anatomic pathology Ancestry BRCA1 BRCA2 breast cancer Brigham and Women’s Hospital caffeine metabolis Source Type: news

Study backs up advice not to drink alcohol at all in pregnancy
Prenatal alcohol exposure probably causes poorer cognitive function and might be linked to lower birth weight Related items fromOnMedica Most CCGs missing smoking target for pregnant women Fewer than ever women smoke at point of birth Prenatal vitamins linked to lower ASD risk in siblings Caffeine in pregnancy linked to risk of child overweight Maternal smoking linked to babies ’ fracture risk (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 31, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news