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Researchers find shorter sleep periods associated with obesity in African Americans
This study examined associations between the participants' body mass index (BMI) and their reported amounts of sleep, using data from 3,778 African American participants in the Jackson Heart Study (JHS). (2019-09-30)
Brain activity intensity drives need for sleep
The intensity of brain activity during the day, notwithstanding how long we've been awake, appears to increase our need for sleep, according to a new UCL study in zebrafish, published in Neuron. (2019-09-16)
Biomarker to avoid safety risk for the sleep deprived
New research published today in the The Journal of Physiology shows that a range of eye-movement tests provide a reliable biomarker of individual acute sleep loss. (2019-08-08)
Too much coffee raises the odds of triggering a migraine headache
Drinking three or more servings of caffeinated beverages a day is associated with the onset of a headache on that or the following day in patients with episodic migraine, according to a new study in The American Journal of Medicine, published by Elsevier. (2019-08-08)
1-2 caffeinated drinks not linked with higher risk of migraines; 3+ may trigger them
In a study published in the American Journal of Medicine, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard T.H. (2019-08-08)
Sleep interrupted: What's keeping us up at night?
One of the largest longitudinal studies to date examined evening consumption of alcohol, caffeine and nicotine among an African-American cohort and objectively measured sleep outcomes in their natural environments instead of laboratory or observatory settings. (2019-08-06)
Why are we so drawn to places of happy memories?
Why are we so drawn to places of happy memories? (2019-07-30)
Active pharmaceutical ingredients can persist in the environment
A study finds trace levels of medicines in drinking water from private wells. (2019-07-24)
Too much caffeine during pregnancy may damage baby's liver
Having too much caffeine during pregnancy may impair baby's liver development and increase the risk of liver disease in adulthood, according to a study published in the Journal of Endocrinology. (2019-07-24)
Preconceptional and prenatal exposure to paternal smoking affects semen quality of adult sons
The adverse effect of maternal smoking during pregnancy is well established and associated with several negative neonatal outcomes (such as low birth weight and preterm birth). (2019-06-25)
Could coffee be the secret to fighting obesity?
Scientists from the University of Nottingham have discovered that drinking a cup of coffee can stimulate 'brown fat', the body's own fat-fighting defenses, which could be the key to tackling obesity and diabetes. (2019-06-24)
Rebirth of the Japanese black tea market: challenges for entrepreneurial green tea farmers
We investigated the history of Japanese black tea, its decline, the manufacturing technology and the components of tea. (2019-06-18)
Food for thought: Studies reveal diet's role in children's brain health
Eating well, drinking enough water and taking certain supplements have all been shown to positively affect brain function in adults. (2019-06-08)
Algorithm provides customized caffeine strategy for alertness
A web-based caffeine optimization tool successfully designs effective strategies to maximize alertness while avoiding excessive caffeine consumption, according to preliminary results from a new study. (2019-06-07)
Quality -- not quantity -- of sleep linked to better health in teens
With summer break and longer days ahead, parents of young teens may be wondering whether to let good sleep habits slide over the next couple of months. (2019-06-03)
Nicotine and caffeine withdrawal may lead to unnecessary suffering and testing in intensive care patients
Nicotine and caffeine withdrawal can cause unnecessary suffering to patients in intensive care units (ICUs), and could be leading to unneeded laboratory testing and diagnostic imaging such as X-rays and MRIs, according to a systematic review of clinical and observational studies involving 483 adults. (2019-05-31)
Energy drinks may increase risk of heart function abnormalities and blood pressure changes
Three to four hours after drinking 32 ounces of energy drinks, the heart's electrical activity was abnormal compared to drinking a placebo drink. (2019-05-29)
Researchers document impact of coffee on bowels
Coffee drinkers know that coffee helps keep the bowels moving, but researchers in Texas are trying to find out exactly why this is true, and it doesn't seem to be about the caffeine, according to a study presented at Digestive Disease Week® (DDW) 2019. (2019-05-19)
Coffee addicts really do wake up and smell the coffee
Regular coffee drinkers can sniff out even tiny amounts of coffee and are faster at recognising the aroma, which could open the door to new ways of using aversion therapy for addiction (2019-05-14)
A cup of Joe and you're good to go!
Latte, cappuccino or short black, a morning coffee is an essential for many people looking to kick start their day. (2019-05-10)
Consumption of caffeinated energy drinks rises in the United States
According to a new study appearing in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier, energy drink consumption in the United States has increased substantially over the past decade among adolescents, young adults, and middle-aged adults. (2019-04-29)
Caffeine prevents PGE1-induced disturbances in respiratory neural control
Researchers propose PGE exerts adenosine-mediated effects on brainstem mechanisms of respiratory control, which may lead to destabilization of breathing in human infants undergoing treatment for congenital heart disease. (2019-04-29)
Caffeine gives solar cells an energy boost
Scientists from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Solargiga Energy in China have discovered that caffeine can help make a promising alternative to traditional solar cells more efficient at converting light to electricity. (2019-04-25)
Espresso yourself: Coffee thoughts leave a latte on the mind
For millions of Australians, each day begins with a hot cup of coffee in order to activate our brains for the working day. (2019-04-17)
Adenosine kinase deficiency makes liver more susceptible to carcinogen
A new study has shown that reduced adenosine kinase expression in the liver can make it more susceptible to carcinogenic damage and the development of liver cancer. (2019-04-10)
Is adenosine the missing link in restless leg syndrome?
Researchers have identified a common mechanism implicating adenosine in the cause of restless leg syndrome (RLS) symptoms -- the periodic limb movements characteristic of RLS and the state of enhanced arousal that both disrupt sleep. (2019-04-03)
Caffeine on the mind? Just seeing reminders of coffee can stimulate our brain
A new University of Toronto study finds that just seeing reminders of coffee can arouse us, causing our minds to be more alert and attentive. (2019-03-28)
New report discusses role of polyphenols, found in coffee, in reducing CVD risk
A new report from the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) titled 'Coffee, polyphenols and cardiovascular disease' highlights the potential role of polyphenols -- which are found in coffee, cocoa and wine, as well as other plant-based foods -- in reducing the risk of CVD. (2019-03-19)
Engineers develop placenta-on-a-chip to study caffeine transport from mother to fetus
Iowa State's Nicole Hashemi has used her expertise in microfluidics to lead development of a device that models a human placenta. (2019-02-18)
Sleeping less than six hours a night may increase cardiovascular risk
People who sleep less than six hours a night may be at increased risk of cardiovascular disease compared with those who sleep between seven and eight hours, suggests a new study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. (2019-01-14)
Recent research suggests new therapeutic role for caffeine in neuropsychiatric disorders
An important new article reviews recently discovered properties of adenosine A2A receptor-dopamine D2 receptor (A2AR-D2R) and adenosine A1 receptor-dopamine D1 receptor (A1R-D1R) heteromers -- both of which are main targets for caffeine -- and discusses the therapeutic implications of these findings. (2019-01-07)
Developing brains of premature babies benefit from caffeine therapy
New research by the University of Calgary's Dr. Abhay Lodha, MD, shows early caffeine treatment of premature babies born less than 29 weeks' gestation has no long-term negative effects on brain development. (2018-12-12)
Two compounds in coffee may team up to fight Parkinson's
Rutgers scientists have found a compound in coffee that may team up with caffeine to fight Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia -- two progressive and currently incurable diseases associated with brain degeneration. (2018-12-10)
Charred instead of crispy -- why over-frying is risky
When raw, unprocessed foods or their ingredients are heated, their chemical composition changes. (2018-11-22)
Sugar-sweetened beverages are harmful to health and may be addictive, researchers suggest
Research subjects reported increased headaches, decreased motivation to do work, lack of contentment and ability to concentrate, cravings for sugary drinks, and lower ratings of overall wellbeing. (2018-11-20)
Color coded -- matching taste with color
Color can impact the taste of food, and our experiences and expectations can affect how we taste food, according to Penn State researchers, who suggest this may have implications for how food and beverage industries should market their products. (2018-11-16)
Why we shouldn't like coffee, but we do
The more sensitive people are to the bitter taste of caffeine, the more coffee they drink, reports a new study. (2018-11-15)
Research suggests coffee associated with approx 25 percent lower risk of type 2 diabetes
A report from the Institute for Scientific Information on Coffee (ISIC) titled ' Coffee and type 2 diabetes: A review of the latest research' highlights the potential role of coffee consumption on the reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes, and the potential mechanisms involved. (2018-11-13)
A newly discovered, naturally low-caffeine tea plant
Tea drinkers who seek the popular beverage's soothing flavor without its explosive caffeine jolt could soon have a new, naturally low-caffeine option. (2018-11-08)
College education aids in proper use of dietary supplements among young adults
Young adults who are educated about dietary supplements in college are more likely to use them appropriately, according to new research from Binghamton University, State University at New York. (2018-11-05)
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