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

Human composting could be the future of deathcare
Washington becomes first US state to legalise practice as interest in green burials surges in UKIt is viewed as a fitting end for a banana skin or a handful of spent coffee grounds. But now people are being urged to consider human composting and other environmentally friendly “deathcare” options.Speaking before a talk at the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in Seattle on Sunday, Lynne Carpenter-Boggs, a professor of soil science and sustainable agriculture at Washington State University, said: “Death certainly isn’t the biggest environmental impact we have in our life p...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 16, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Death and dying Compost Environment World news Science Source Type: news

How to live longer: Drinking this many cups of coffee can boost life longevity
HOW TO live longer: When it comes to living a longer and healthier life we are bombarded by information overload when it comes to all things we should avoid, from sugar, salt and certain fats, the list is endless. When it comes to what we can have, a certain hot beverage loved by many is recommended and the exact science suggests this many cups a day to increase life expectancy. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 14, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Blinders for Coping with Schizophrenia
When horses pull a carriage, sometimes they are wearing blinders over their eyes so they cannot look to the right or left. They can only look forward without any distractions coming into their view. This is a good picture of how I approach my life in recovery from schizophrenia. Metaphorically speaking, putting on blinders each day is a way I have learned to cope with my diagnosis of schizophrenia.  Every month I go to a veteran’s hospital to get blood work for my medication and to get my monthly injectable. On the drive there, I am the only one in the car so if I hear a voice, I block it out because the doors a...
Source: Psych Central - February 10, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jason Jepson Tags: Personal Stories Schizoaffective Disorder Schizophrenia breakthrough symptoms Delusions Hallucinations Paranoia Source Type: news

Survivors Share Their Heart Attack Stories
"Nearly 20 years ago, at age 50, I was walking out of the cafeteria at work with my morning coffee, when I felt a sudden onset of pain in the center of my chest. ... I assumed it was heartburn and ... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - February 7, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news

A 3D study of a tiny beetle that attacks the fruits of coffee reveals details of its anatomy and secret life that can help fight this pest
(University of Granada) Scientists from the University of Granada, thanks to microtomography techniques, reveal secret, and until now unknown, aspects of tunnel construction strategies, and how to exploit the fruit, in addition to the internal structures of a tiny beetle known as the 'coffee berry borer.' (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 5, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Sugary coffee drinks tied to poor sleep for young women
(Reuters Health) - Nearly half of all young women in a small U.S. study said they were poor sleepers, and those who drank sugary coffee beverages and energy drinks tended to have the worst sleep quality. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - February 4, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

How to sleep: Stop drinking coffee at this point in the day to aid sleep loss
HOW TO sleep: There are many factors that can disrupt the sleep-cycle but for some people, drinking coffee too near to bedtime is one of the worst culprits. If coffee is the cause of your sleep loss, research recommends not drinking it past a certain time of the day. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Philips Chooses Healthcare Over Domestic Appliances Unit
Philips is set to shed its domestic appliances unit so it can more effectively focus on its healthcare-related businesses. The company’s CEO Frans Van Houten said the separation could take between the next 12 to 18 months. Philips’ domestic appliances business, which includes kitchen appliances, coffee, garment care, and home care appliances, generated sales of $2.53 billion for 2019. “This [Domestic Appliances] business has significantly contributed to Philips, but it is not a strategic fit for our future, as we choose to further sharpen the focus along the health cont...
Source: MDDI - January 29, 2020 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Omar Ford Tags: Business Source Type: news

Room for complexity? The many players in the coffee agroecosystem
(American Institute of Biological Sciences) The BioScience Talks podcast features discussions of topical issues related to the biological sciences. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 23, 2020 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Maths experts zero in on secret to perfect espresso
It ’s all in the grind, say mathematicians who turned to equations to solve mysteryWhat ’s the secret of the perfect espresso? It’s a question that has long troubled cafe owners around the world, but now mathematicians say they have worked out the formula for achieving the perfect brew – and it all comes down to the daily grind.“There is a common experience, particularly for people making coffee in their homes, and baristas as well, that you brew two espressos one after the other, you use the same ground coffee and seemingly you brew it in exactly the same way, yet the two shots can taste quit...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Coffee Food Mathematics Science Source Type: news

Woman to sue nursing home - says staff 'covered smell of dad's bedsore wounds with coffee grounds' 
Vivian Wright, of Florida, has filed a notice of intention to sue, alleging that her 86-year-old father, Frank Wright, isn't being properly cared for Heartland Health Care Center of Orange Park. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How raising a glass can make you an ass | Brief letters
Sea eagles in England | Loneliness and churches | Circumcision and Shakespeare | English usage | Sperm donationsSo a sea eagle has chosen to live in Oxfordshire (Report, 18 January). It is not the first time. Archaeologists digging near Oxford have discovered sea eagle bones on bronze age and Anglo-Saxon sites. And the name of the village Earley, on the Thames near Reading, means “eagle wood” – probably because of the presence there of sea eagles’ nests over 1,000 years ago. Let’s hope this magnificent bird finds a mate and stays around.David MilesRetiredchiefarchaeologist, English Heritage&bu...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 21, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Birds Animals Wildlife Environment Archaeology Science Loneliness Society Circumcision Health & wellbeing Linguistics Education Alcohol Reproduction Biology Reproductive rights Source Type: news

Could Your Morning Coffee Be a Weight-Loss Tool?
Those who drank 4 cups of caffeinated coffee per day over six months saw a nearly 4% drop in overall body fat. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could Your Morning Coffee Be a Weight-Loss Tool?
MONDAY, Jan. 13, 2020 -- If losing weight sits high atop your New Year's resolution list, you might want to reach for a piping-hot cup of joe. Why? New research suggests that just 4 cups of coffee a day can actually help shed some body fat. The... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 13, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Study: Drinking Tea May Help You Live Longer, Especially If It ’ s Green
This study strengthens the body of evidence that habitual tea drinking is associated with lower rates of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, though it cannot prove that it’s definitely the tea that’s responsible,” Dr. Jenna Macciochi, a lecturer in immunology at the University of Sussex, told the SMC. However, she noted that “a body of evidence in nutrition suggests that whole diet patterns are more informative of diet-disease relationships than any isolated food or nutrient.” Dr. Duane Mellor, a registered dietitian and senior teaching fellow at Aston Medical School, Aston University, sai...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - January 10, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston CNN Green Tea Source Type: news

Dried Fruit, Oats and Coffee: Answers to Your Sugar Questions
Our 7-Day Sugar Challenge prompted a number of questions about cutting added sugar from our daily diet. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - January 8, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tara Parker-Pope Tags: Sugar Fruit Diet and Nutrition Eggs Food Labeling and Labels (Product) Dairy Products Digestive Tract Milk Bakeries and Baked Products Grain Citrus Fruits Bananas Grapes Source Type: news

Starbucks launches oat milk drink as vegan movement grows
Starbucks Corp on Tuesday added an oat milk beverage to its menu, as the coffee chain taps into the growing demand for vegan alternatives to dairy. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 7, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Coffee Consumption Does Not Affect Insulin Sensitivity
FRIDAY, Jan. 3, 2020 -- Consumption of four cups of coffee daily does not impact insulin sensitivity, according to a study published online Dec. 31 in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Derrick Johnston Alperet, from the National University... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Filter Coffee Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk in Metabolomics Study Filter Coffee Tied to Lower Diabetes Risk in Metabolomics Study
Could a coffee filter be removing harmful metabolites, which might explain why drinking filtered, but not boiled, coffee was associated with a lower risk for type 2 diabetes in a Swedish study?Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines)
Source: Medscape Diabetes Headlines - December 31, 2019 Category: Endocrinology Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Color changes of polyetheretherketone (PEEK) and polyoxymethelene (POM) denture resins on single and combined staining/cleansing action by CIELab and CIEDE2000 formulas
Journal of Prosthodontic ResearchAvailable online 15 December 2019AbstractPurposeThe purpose of study was to investigate the long-term effect of staining and/or cleansing solutions on the color stability of twonon-metalremovable partial denture materials.MethodsOne hundred disks (25 ×3 mm) of polyoxymethylene (POM) andpolyetheretherketone (PEEK) were immersed in water, wine, coffee, cleanser and combo bath, simulating normal daily use. Color parameters in the CIELAB system was measured every 30 cycles up to 240 using a contact colorimeter and color differences estimated using ΔEab and ΔE00 formulas. ...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - December 31, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Pharmacies Don ’t Know How to Dispose of Leftover Opioids and Antibiotics
Today (Dec. 30), a team of researchers from the University of California, San Francisco and the Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., published the results of an investigation into whether or not pharmacy workers could provide accurate information on the disposal of two classes of drugs: opioids and antibiotics. The results are frightening: The researchers enlisted volunteers to place calls to nearly 900 pharmacies in California, posing as parents with leftover antibiotics and opioids from a “child’s” recent surgery. They asked the pharmacy employees on the line—either pharmacists...
Source: TIME: Health - December 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Elijah Wolfson Tags: Uncategorized data visualization embargoed study Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pharmacies Don ’t Know How to Dispose of Leftover Opioids and Antibiotics
Today (Dec. 30), a team of researchers from the University of California, San Francisco and the Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., published the results of an investigation into whether or not pharmacy workers could provide accurate information on the disposal of two classes of drugs: opioids and antibiotics. The results are frightening: The researchers enlisted volunteers to place calls to nearly 900 pharmacies in California, posing as parents with leftover antibiotics and opioids from a “child’s” recent surgery. They asked the pharmacy employees on the line—either pharmacists...
Source: TIME: Science - December 30, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Elijah Wolfson Tags: Uncategorized data visualization embargoed study Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Acrylamides in coffee ... should you be worried?
(Natural News) Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world, one that’s enjoyed by millions of people across different cultures. However, despite its popularity and its health benefits, roasted coffee beans have been found to contain small amounts of a compound called acrylamide.  But what is it, really? Find out below: What is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

4 Cups Of Coffee A Day Could Help Reduce Weight Gain, Study Finds
CHAMPAIGN, Ill (CBS) — Could caffeine be the way to help curb holiday weight gain? A new study by researchers at the University of Illinois found that drinking four cups of coffee a day could limit how many pounds are packed on from a diet high in fat and sugar. Scientists studied rats and found that the ones that consumed caffeine gained 16% less weight and accumulated 22% less fat than the ones that didn’t. The study’s co-author said the findings suggest that caffeine could be considered an “anti-obesity agent.” Researchers also noted that a balanced diet is the best way to stay healthy. (So...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - December 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Syndicated CBSN Boston Caffeine Source Type: news

Coffee Preventing Holiday Weight Gain? No, This Study Does Not Prove That
Rats, this study has some major limitations for humans. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Can Caffeine, Coffee Prevent Holiday Weight Gain? Here Is What This Study Really Says
Rats, this study has some major limitations for humans. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - December 25, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Bruce Y. Lee, Contributor Source Type: news

Drinking four cups of coffee per day 'could reduce weight gain from an unhealthy diet'
Scientists at the University of Illinois tested the effects of moderate doses of caffeine in rats on unhealthy diets for four weeks and found those being given the stimulant gained 16% less weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Type 2 diabetes: Drinking this type of coffee could reduce your risk of the condition
TYPE 2 diabetes causes a person ’s blood sugar levels to become too high but one way to control and prevent the condition is to eat a healthy, balanced diet. Certain food and drinks alone have been found to have blood sugar lowering properties and a particular type of coffee could lower a person’s risk of developing the danger ous condition by 60 percent. What is it? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - December 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Top UCLA news stories of 2019
UCLA began observing its 100th birthday this year and delivered new  advances in research, health care, the arts, community service and teaching. These are some of the top stories from UCLA Newsroom in 2019 — those which made news and engaged the community of Bruins and beyond.UCLA Newsroom will resume publishing on Jan. 2, 2020. For more, be sure toperuse the archives and to followUCLA Newsroom on Twitter. UCLA turns 100UCLA ArchiveUCLA from overhead in the 1930s.Founders of UCLA would marvel at their creationIn just 100 years, UCLA has grown into a respected center of learning, research and health ca...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - December 19, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Drinking filtered coffee could cut your risk of type 2 diabetes by 60%
Swedish scientists compared the effects of filtered and boiled coffee - when ground beans are added directly to the water. No other types of coffee - including instant - were analysed in the research. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Filtered coffee helps prevent type 2 diabetes, show biomarkers in blood samples
Coffee can help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes - but only filtered coffee, rather than boiled coffee. New research from Chalmers University of Technology and Umeå University, both in Sweden, show that the choice of preparation method influences the health effects of coffee. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - December 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Filtered coffee helps prevent type 2 diabetes, show biomarkers in blood samples
(Chalmers University of Technology) Coffee can help reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes -- but only filtered coffee, rather than boiled coffee. New research from Chalmers University of Technology and Ume å University, both in Sweden, show that the choice of preparation method influences the health effects of coffee. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 17, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Health Tip: Waking Up Without Caffeine
-- A lot of people turn to caffeine to get an energy boost in the morning. But there are healthier ways to start the day, says Iowa State University. The school mentions six ways to wake up without coffee: Perform morning stretches, such as head... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 13, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Azteca ant colonies move the same way leopards' spots form
(University of Michigan) What could Azteca ants in coffee farms in Mexico have in common with leopards' spots and zebras' stripes? (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - December 11, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Festive Hot Drinks Loaded with Sugar & Calories Reveals Lack of Progress in Achieving Sugar Reduction Targets
Survey finds many high street coffee chains are failing to reduce the sugar in their festive milk and milk-alternative hot drinks despite the government's sugar reduction programme, with one festive hot beverage reported to contain equivalent of 23 teaspoons of sugar. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - December 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Viewpoint: Self-employed Texans need more health care options
The growing number of self-employed Central Texans aren ’t always working alone, all by ourselves at home or in the corner of a local coffee shop. More and more of us now gather at collaborative worksites helping to cultivate a prosperous freelance community here. Or we connect online via technology platforms geared to our businesses or professional a ffiliations. As the “genetically unemployable” founder of the Texas Freelance Association and The Freelance Conference, I’ve spent the last… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 5, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Emily Leach Source Type: news

Tradition and Technology Take Centre Stage at BCFN Food Forum
Credit: Busani Bafana / IPSBy Cecilia RussellMILAN, Italy, Dec 3 2019 (IPS) A coffee producer will receive a cent and a half from a $2.50 cup of coffee. This one stark fact stood out as scientists, researchers, activists and grappled with solutions for change in food and nutrition practises, which would benefit the greater community. While the solutions are many – slow food to artificial intelligence – it was clear that the delegates were united around one idea: Key to the solution is to ensure that the solutions need to be put in the hands of the broad community – not just in the hands of the powerful. ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - December 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Cecilia Russell Tags: Conferences Development & Aid Economy & Trade Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Food Sustainability Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs TerraViva United Nations Trade & Investment Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Fo Source Type: news

'Sugar overload' warning for festive hot drinks
Seasonal lattes and hot chocolates sold by coffee chains can contain up to 23 spoonfuls, a study finds. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - December 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Guys, your cup of joe comes with compounds that fight prostate cancer
(Natural News) How’s this for a good excuse to have another cup of joe: Research suggested that drinking coffee might lower a man’s risk of prostate cancer. Researchers from Kanazawa University Graduate School of Medical Science in Japan identified compounds in coffee called kahweol acetate and cafestol that may inhibit the growth of prostate cancer... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

California overturns ruling on coffee warnings: There is no link between coffee and cancer
(Natural News) If you’re like many people, your day doesn’t really start until you’ve had that first cup of coffee, and the prospect of missing it can be enough to make you panic. When California started requiring places serving coffee to display warnings about its tenuous link to cancer, it left a lot of java... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scientists find caffeine in 100% of donor blood samples - and 70% contained anti-anxiety drug Xanax
Oregon State University researchers tested 18 batches of pure human blood serum from blood banks and all of them contained coffee, 72% contained Xanax, and 44% contained cough drugs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A spoonful of sugar for your coffee
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Source: ScienceNOW - November 28, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Funk, M. A. Tags: twil Source Type: news

Are you always tired and sleepy at work? These nutritious snacks can help beat office fatigue
(Natural News) Work can take up a lot of your time and energy. If you need a quick boost, it’s tempting to just order a large cup of joe from the nearest coffee shop. But instead of drinking sugary coffee or energy drinks with harmful chemicals, it’s better to make your own nutritious, energy-boosting snacks... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Self-cleaning' concrete could keep buildings looking new (video)
(American Chemical Society) Building materials that clean themselves could save immense time and labor in homes and businesses, as well as reduce disease risk in settings such as hospitals. Now, researchers reporting inACS Applied Materials& Interfaces have made a new type of concrete that is strong, heat-insulating and soundproof -- and best of all, liquids like milk and coffee bounce right off of it, taking dust particles with them. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - November 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Stainability of acrylic resin materials used in CAD-CAM and conventional complete dentures
The Journal of Prosthetic DentistryAvailable online 5 November 2019In Press, Corrected ProofAbstractStatement of problemThe effect of staining beverages on the color of dentures made with computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) is unknown.PurposeThe purpose of this in vitro study was to evaluate the stainability of acrylic resins used in CAD-CAM –fabricated complete dentures compared with conventional materials.Material and methodsAcrylic resin denture teeth from 3 different manufacturers (2 conventional and 1 milled) were obtained (N=45). Denture base acrylic resin specimens were made w...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - November 20, 2019 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Why coconut oil might not deserve the 'health halo' it's been given
It's regularly touted as a "superfood" or a "healthy fat" and is found in health food stores across the country. But coconut oil is made up almost entirely of saturated fat. Marketplace looks at how the product came to be seen as an attractive alternative for cooking, baking — and even in coffee. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

The six foods to boost your metabolism - and help you lose weight
Acclaimed food scientist Dr Vincent Candrawinata has shared six foods that he says will kickstart weight loss, including lamb chops, coffee and peas. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From oat field to coffee shop: The latest non-dairy star is grown in Canada
The latest star among non-dairy milk products comes from one of Canada’s most underrated crops: oats. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - November 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Saskatchewan Source Type: news