The body-benefits of drinking coffee from one cup a day to six 
Research suggests coffee drinkers are less at risk of a number of serious conditions such as type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease and some cancers. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - March 22, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Planet Earth into Planet Plastics
Today, plastics are ubiquitous, pervading all aspects of human activity and invading all dimensions of the environment, with the result being the emergence of planet Plastics. Credit: Albert Oppong-Ansah/IPS.By Joseph ChamiePORTLAND, USA, Mar 21 2022 (IPS) Planet Earth is increasingly being transformed into planet Plastics. Approximately 400,000,000 metric tons of plastics are produced worldwide annually. Those plastics amount to about 50 kilograms, or 110 pounds, every year for each of the 8 billion human inhabitants living on the unfolding planet Plastics. The Garden of Eden with all its wonderful flora and fauna did not...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 21, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Joseph Chamie Tags: Global Headlines Health Poverty & SDGs Source Type: news

Starbucks is going away from paper cups. Here's how your coffee order could change
Starbucks reusable mugs may soon become more popular as the coffee giant looks to increase sustainability and shift away from single-use cups. #starbucks #coffeegiant (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former prison nurse indicted on 25 charges of sexually assaulting inmates, perjury
A former prison nurse has pleaded not guilty to charges of sexually assaulting a dozen female inmates while working at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, the state’s lone women’s prison. #prisonnurse #inmates (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Heart disease: Caffeine 'master regulator’ for cholesterol and 'may protect against CVD'
MONDAY morning comes around and so for many it is time for the working week to begin. Part of the routine of starting work may include a cup of tea or coffee for that caffeine hit. What they may not know is that caffeine could be improving their health at the same time. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Nestle plans Arizona factory for plant-based coffee creamers
Nestle USA says it will build a $675 million plant in metro Phoenix to produce beverages including oat milk coffee creamers (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - March 9, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Health Source Type: news

Women feel they ‘can’t take time off work’ for gender specific health conditions
EVERYONE has a bad day at work every now and then. There are the usual suspects like a bad night's sleep or a weak cup of coffee. But there are also the more serious reasons that can revolve around health. While conditions that target reproductive organs don't give you the sniffles and fever, they can still make it difficult "to go about your daily life". Yet, half of women feel they can't take time off work with these diagnoses, according to new research. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - March 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What It ’s Like to Be ‘Mind Blind’
When you close your eyes, what do you see? For me, it’s always been a black screen, sometimes with the static of a crackling TV. My dreams are tangles of thoughts, but when I try to remember them, I can’t actually see anything. I don’t need to pinch myself to see if I’m dreaming, because my dreams never resemble reality. I have a condition called aphantasia, mind blindness. I can see clearly with my eyes but not in my mind. When I think of a memory, I can conceptually understand and answer questions about it, but cannot project it into my mind or imagine myself in it. I hold all the projector slide...
Source: TIME: Health - March 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nayantara Dutta Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Making coffee, tea and other hot drinks healthy as well as tasty
There are many reasons to enjoy these beverages. But watch out for syrupy concentrates and don’t add too much sugar and cream to them. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - March 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Meltzer Warren Source Type: news

Genetic Analysis Suggests Coffee Intake Not Linked to Migraine
MONDAY, March 7, 2022 -- There seems to be no causal relationship between genetically predicted coffee consumption and risk for migraine, according to a study published online Jan. 25 in Frontiers in Genetics. Heng Chen, from Zhejang University in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - March 7, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

How to Get Healthier Dopamine Highs
Humans aren’t big fans of the status quo. We yearn for new experiences and rewards, whether by seeking a new meal, job, or creative project. Such diverse behaviors are spurred by a chemical in the brain called dopamine. Call it the motivation molecule. In the modern world, though, dopamine has a dark side. Substances that give us great pleasure, from coffee to cocaine, can raise dopamine levels too high. And digital technologies, such as video games and social media, may affect us similarly. Because our brains are wired to restore balance, peak levels of dopamine can be followed by painful crashes, marked by cravings...
Source: TIME: Health - March 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Matt Fuchs Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Bitsy is the small video game engine with a big community
In the video game Under A Star Called Sun, players wake up alone on a spaceship. There are only a handful of things to do: make coffee, water the plants, gaze out upon the cosmos. Walking along... #spaceship #sidewalk #corridors #underastarcalledsun (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - March 7, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Virtual Reality Is Expanding Health Care
Clinicians can help patients recover from strokes while they’re anywhere in the world—even states or countries far away from each other—by using a combination of robotics and virtual-reality devices. It’s happening at Georgia Institute of Technology, where Nick Housley runs the Sensorimotor Integration Lab. There, patients undergoing neurorehabilitation, including those recovering from a stroke, are outfitted with robotic devices called Motus, which are strapped to their arms and legs. The goal: to speed up recovery and assist with rehabilitation exercises. Patients and practitioners using the syste...
Source: TIME: Health - March 4, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Sascha Brodsky Tags: Uncategorized healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Kaine, With Long COVID Himself, Introduces Research Bill Kaine, With Long COVID Himself, Introduces Research Bill
' I tell people it feels like all my nerves have had like five cups of coffee, ' Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine told The Washington Post in describing a ' 24/7 ' tingling sensation.Associated Press (Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines)
Source: Medscape Infectious Diseases Headlines - March 3, 2022 Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Here's to a Perfect Day Here's to a Perfect Day
' Attempting a perfect day or perfect surgery or a perfect pour over coffee is a fun game, but perfectionism has an insidious side, ' Dr Jeffrey Benabio writes.Medscape Dermatology (Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Dermatology Headlines - February 22, 2022 Category: Dermatology Tags: Dermatology Commentary Source Type: news