All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Caffeine’

Caffeine Powder Blamed for Teen’s Death

The sudden death of a high school wrestler due to a massive caffeine overdose prompted federal health authorities to warn consumers to avoid the substance. Keystone High School prom king Logan Stiner, 18, had a lethal amount of caffeine in his system when he died May 27 at his home in LaGrange, Ohio, southwest of Cleveland. An autopsy revealed that …

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5-Hour Energy Drink Manufacturer Sued

Michigan-based manufacturer Living Essentials and its parent company Innovation Ventures have been sued by three states over false advertising regarding the wildly popular 5-Hour Energy performance shots. The active ingredients in a 5-Hour Energy shot, which was invented by Indian-American billionaire Manoj Bhargava, are taurine, glucuronolactone, malic acid, N-Acetyl L-tyrosine, L-phenylalanine, caffeine and citicoline, The state of Oregon asserts that …

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The True Terror Of Caffeine Is That We Run Out Of The Stuff

Caffeine is the most widely consumed drug on the planet. It’s in everything from coffee and tea to chocolate and energy bars. What happens then when caffeine runs out? Do we just stop ingesting the stuff, or do we go out into space to mine it? In a new game slated for released in 2015, the latter scenario is what …

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Caffeine Use Disorder: Turns Out It’s a Thing

With a Starbucks on every city street corner, Americans are well-aware of the fact that they like their coffee. With phrases like, “No coffee, no workey” and “I’m a zombie without my coffee” a part of the common vernacular, most Americans consume this socially accepted drug on a daily basis, be it through coffee, soda, or energy drinks. But a …

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Caffeine Use Disorder: It’s a Thing

Coffee addicts, listen up! Caffeine has now been categorized as a drug in the DSM-5. Need help quitting? That may be coming soon, according to Yahoo. “Caffeine is a drug, a mild stimulant which is used by almost everybody on a daily basis,” said Charles O’Brien, chair of the Substance-Related Disorders Work Group. “Normally, there’s no problem with that. But …

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Cheater: Jillian Michaels Gives Team Caffeine Supplement

“The Biggest Loser” fans were shocked by Tuesday night’s episode. It turned out that fitness coach Jillian Michaels broke house rules by giving caffeine supplements to her team. It now seems that Jillian will be the biggest loser after all.  This unprecedented breaching of the house rules led to the return of the famed former American Idol winner, Ruben Studdard.  …

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Google Hummingbird Algorithm Said To Be Biggest Overhaul Since Caffeine

Google made a bunch of search-related announcements today. Most of them were discussed in a blog post on the company’s Inside Search blog, but the one that most readers will probably be interested in more than anything was not mentioned there. At a press event at the old Google garage, Google revealed that it has implemented a new algorithm called …

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Coffee, Tea Linked to Liver Health

Last week, a study found that excessive coffee consumption (four or more cups per day) could raise mortality risks for younger people. This week, another study is continuing the tradition of conflicting data about the healthfulness of coffee. The study, to be published in the journal Hepatology, shows that coffee and tea could counter act non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). …

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Wrigley Pulls Gum Due To FDA Investigation

Wrigley has announced they will be pulling their Alert gum off the shelves pending an investigation by the FDA on what the effects of caffeine are on children. “After discussions with the FDA, we have a greater appreciation for its concern about the proliferation of caffeine in the nation’s food supply,” Wrigley President Casey Keller said. “There is a need …

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Skin Cancer Coffee: Study Shows Caffeine May Reduce Risk

Skin cancer coffee is not — I repeat, is not — a new flavor of java over at Starbucks. I know those three words may get your taste buds tingling, but I can assure you that such a thing does not exist. Okay, well, maybe it does somewhere, but it’s not here, and it’s definitely not right now. However, given …

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