Energy drinks and soda? Yawn. Now it’s all about inserting caffeine into other foods, from potato chips to mints. What’s behind our need for more caffeine?
What You Should Know About Caffeine
Last week, 5-hour Energy came under fire after the New York Times reported the Food and Drug Administration received 13 reports of deaths possibly linked to the energy drink. The claims add to the five deaths reported to the …
What We’ve Been Waiting For: Zero-Calorie, ‘Inhalable’ Caffeine
(Updated) Ever wish you could mainline your coffee? Well, here’s the next best thing: AeroShot, a new product that delivers “inhalable” caffeinated puffs, and has got productivity-obsessed technophiles buzzing.
‘Caffeine Intoxication’ as Mental Disorder and Legal Defense
On Monday, a lawyer for a 33 year-old Kentucky man who allegedly strangled his wife with an extension cord used “caffeine intoxication” as his client’s defense.
Study: Caffeine Doesn’t Make Children’s Bed-Wetting Worse
It’s certainly not news that children are drinking more soda today than they ever have. That also means they’re consuming much more caffeine, whether from carbonated beverages or sports drinks. Which might also mean that more …
Caffeine and Exercise: A Protective Mix Against Skin Cancer, in Mice
A recent study finds that combining exercise and caffeine can reduce the risk of skin cancer in mice. The finding seems counterintuitive, but the researchers say the beneficial effect may ultimately have to do with weight …
Cocoa, Coffee and Caffeine: How Helpful (or Harmful) is a Cup of Joe?
Americans gulp nearly 400 million cups of coffee every day, so it’s time to understand what all of that java is doing to our brains and bodies.
Bees’ Needs: Caffeine to Improve Memory
It turns out humans aren’t the only ones getting a buzz from coffee.
Study: Caffeine May Alter Estrogen Levels in Women
For women, that morning cup o’ joe may act as more than just a pick-me-up.
Coffee May Lower Women’s Risk of Depression
Many of us rely on a cup of coffee to kick-start our day (you’re welcome, Starbucks), and now new research suggests that our morning caffeine infusion may also help ward off depression over the long term, especially for women.
A Man Dies After Overdosing on Caffeine
Caffeine — the seemingly benign stimulant found in coffee, energy drinks, soda and even chocolate — has been implicated in the death of a 23-year-old British man, who reportedly overdosed on caffeine powder he purchased on …
Caffeine May Improve Memory
That cup of coffee in the morning may improve long-term memory, according to a new study.
The study, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, found that participants who had been given caffeine pills had better memory recall. Scientists studied 160 participants ages 18 to 30, and showed them various photos of items at the outset, …
Working the night shift? Caffeine can reduce mistakes
A review of 13 trials analyzing the effects of caffeine on the performance of shift workers — or those whose hours require them to stay awake while most people are sleeping — reinforces what many of us intuitively know: a caffeine boost can make a significant difference.