The Evolutionary Origins of Psychedelics
Humans rely on a bevy of strange natural chemicals to liven up our food and drink, to endure pain, and to change our perspective. We use caffeine from coffee, tea, and yerba mate to stimulate our bodies and minds, capsaicin from red pepper flakes or isothiocyanates in horseradish or wasabi to enliven our food with spice, and codeine or morphine to endure the pain of injuries and surgeries. Lately, though, some have also turned to psychedelics like psilocybin to change their perspectives. In fact, researchers are beginning to test if they could serve as new treatments for mental health disorders. [time-brightcove not-tgx...
Source: TIME: Health - November 29, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Noah Whiteman Tags: Uncategorized freelance Source Type: news

Are Edibles Actually Good for Sleep?
About 14% of U.S. adults said they used marijuana edibles as of 2022, and research suggests many of them do so in search of better sleep. One small 2021 study of cannabis users found that more than three-quarters of them thought they slept better thanks to the drug. [time-brightcove not-tgx=”true”] But despite the popularity of using edibles for sleep, the data on how well they help people drift off are surprisingly mixed. Using edibles is “very helpful for some people,” says Deirdre Conroy, clinical director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at Michigan Medicine. But “for some peop...
Source: TIME: Health - November 27, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Washington's secret weapon is a beloved Gen Z energy drink with more caffeine than God
Please don't ask me what an "Arctic Vibe" is. Business Insider/Getty Celsius, the suddenly-ubiquitous energy drink, is a favorite of Gen Z — and Capitol Hill. It has twice as much caffeine as a cup of coffee, which is pretty much all you need to know about its appeal. "Congress would probably go…#arcticvibe #genz #capitolhill #matthewhoekstra #congressional #hill #celsius #kiwiguava #presscorps #brentrobertson (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 26, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As scientists face a flood of papers, AI developers aim to help
When Iosif Gidiotis began his doctoral studies in educational technology this year, he was intrigued by reports that new tools powered by artificial intelligence (AI) could help him digest the literature in his discipline. With the number of papers burgeoning—across all of science, close to 3 million were published last year—an AI research assistant “sounds great,” says Gidiotis, who is studying at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. He hoped AI could find more relevant papers than other search tools and summarize their highlights. He experienced a bit of a letdown. When he tried AI tools such as one calle...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 21, 2023 Category: Science Source Type: news

A preliminary investigation of the simultaneous effects of cannabidiol and caffeine - Ferretti ML, Gustin ND, Sokol CM, Zamarripa CA, Feldner MT, Bonn-Miller MO, Irons JG.
Caffeine and cannabidiol (CBD) are commonly consumed by the general population, particularly among young adults; however, there is little research on the simultaneous effects of caffeine and CBD. The present study aimed to examine the simultaneous self-rep... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

A cup of coffee, energy drink or a caffeine pill? Expert reveals what's best for a quick energy boost
There's a number of ways to get your caffeine boost these days - from drinks to pills. So which is the best for avoiding the dreaded caffeine crash? (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 9, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pouring yourself a glass of wine after work will help you sleep better… but ONLY if you've had a coffee already, scientists say
A US study suggests having an alcoholic drink before bed could help to sleep longer, offsetting the effect of caffeine. But the best night's sleep is always achieved by avoiding both coffee and alcohol. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 8, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

' What are you, an idiot?': Kevin O ’Leary says people are wasting 15 to 20% of their income on ‘stupid stuff’ like coffee and sandwiches
Swinging by your local coffee shop for a little caffeine boost before your work day commences might feel like an absolutely unskippable step in your morning ritual — but Shark Tank star Kevin O’Leary says it’s little purchases like these that push people into debt. “Stop buying coffee for $5.50,”…#sharktank #kevinoleary #erikakullberg #nonecommercial #nonea #janetyellen #usd #owllabs #georgetteoleary #newyorkfed (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 7, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cochrane International Mobility - Milena Geist
Cochrane ' s members and 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. The Cochrane International Mobility programme connects successful applicants with a placement in a host Cochrane Group, where they learn about the production, use, and knowledge translation of Cochrane reviews. The prgramme offers opportunities for learning and training not only for participant...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - November 6, 2023 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

How Dangerous Is Caffeine for People With Severe Arrhythmias?
(MedPage Today) -- Welcome to Culture Clinic, MedPage Today's collaboration with Northwell Health to offer a healthcare professional's take on the latest viral medical topics. A recent lawsuit may serve as a reminder about how problematic caffeine... (Source: MedPage Today Public Health)
Source: MedPage Today Public Health - November 6, 2023 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Can design save the world? A'Burning Man'-like alliance is giving it a shot
On paper, a hackathon sounds like a perfect way to foster creativity: Put people together in a room with stationary, laptops, and a lot of caffeine, and give them a few days to come up with a breakthrough. But Ben Sheppard, who leads McKinsey’s global design research, had an unfortunate…#bensheppard #designforgood #halfway #pepsico #generalmills #lixil #nestle #royalcollegeofart #wateraid #waterstarters (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 30, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Panera puts new warning on Charged Lemonade drinks after woman ’s death
Every Panera Bread restaurant is now putting warning labels on its “Charged Lemonade” following a lawsuit brought by family members of a woman who died after buying the caffeinated beverage. Sarah Katz, 21, went into cardiac arrest hours after buying the drink, which contains more caffeine than…#panerabread #chargedlemonade #sarahkatz #redbull #monsterenergy #panera #darkroastcoffee #elizabethcrawford #philadelphia #klinespecter (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 29, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lawsuit claims Panera ’s ‘Charged Lemonade’ led to student’s death
The parents of a college student with a heart condition who died after drinking Panera Bread’s “Charged Lemonade” are now suing the company. A legal complaint, first obtained and reported on by NBC News, says the “dangerous” beverage contained more caffeine than one can of Red Bull and one can of…#panerabreads #chargedlemonade #redbull #sarahkatzs #panera #newsnation #sarahkatz #eastasian #longqttype1syndrome #lqt1 (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - October 29, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Much Caffeine Is Too Much Caffeine?
A doctor explained safe guidelines for limiting your daily consumption, whether you're drinking coffee, tea, energy drinks or soda. (Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post)
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - October 28, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Panera Bread faces lawsuit over 'charged lemonade' that allegedly killed 21-year-old - here are 6 unassuming 'healthy' drinks that contain a dose of caffeine that's potentially lethal for heart patients
A investigation has revealed drinks marketed with health claims can have as much caffeine as three cups of coffee, which could be harmful to those with heart conditions. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 25, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news