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Caffeine keeps soldiers sharp

Caffeine can help increase reaction time and improve performance for military servicemen who must perform complex tasks or who need help staying alert for longer periods of time, according to a new report by the National Academy of Sciences. The report, by the academy's Institute of Medicine, found that 100 to 600 mg of caffeine, the equivalent of one to six cups of coffee, can help "maintain cog...

Caffeine can induce epilepsy in newborns

A research has found that if women drink too much coffee during pregnancy can increase the risk of their babies developing epileptic seizures or fits.//Studies have found that caffeine may be linked to the development of epileptic discharges in cells from newborn mammals that have been briefly starved of oxygen. ....A research team from the Institut National De La Santé in France examined cells f...

Caffeine reduces infant blood flow

Researchers at the University of Texas has found that caffeine is often used to treat and prevent sleep apnea in preterm infants. Sleep apnea is a condition characterized by cessation in breathing and sometimes occurs in premature infants. However, there is a growing concern over caffeine's effects on a baby's circulatory system.// ....Researchers in Texas analyzed the effects of caffeine on card...

Caffeine fights Gallstones

According to the recent Harvard Nurses' Health study, women who drink four cups of coffee per day run a lower risk of developing gallstones than those who do not drink coffee. Previous studies// on men have shown similar results. ....Women are twice as likely to be affected with gallstones than men, and those women who are overweight or have experienced rapid weight loss ran a higher risk. ....80...

Caffeine is not the only culprit in coffee!

Heavy drinkers of coffee have been said to suffer from the negative effects of coffee that has often been claimed to be the effect of caffeine in the coffee. Caffeinated coffee has been found to boost blood levels of homocysteine, a protein component associated with an increase risk of heart disease. However, a new study by Dutch researchers that was published in// the American Journal of Clinica...

Caffeine Found To Worsen Diabetes

A cup of coffee at breakfast may be making an individuals diabetes worse, report researchers who conducted a study to determine how caffeine impacts blood sugar control and insulin levels. Early studies done suggest, // drinking two cups of instant coffee a day significantly impaired glucose tolerance in men with type 2 diabetes. More recent studies have associated caffeine with decreased insulin...

Caffeine Intake May reduce Insulin Sensitivity

In a study published in Diabetes Care, March 2005, scientists have reported that caffeine may cause insulin// sensitivity in people. ....Insulin sensitivity is the measure for the risk of heart disease. If a person is more insulin sensitive then he has a lower risk of heart problems. ....Diabetes type 2 happens when body cannot use its own insulin to control blood sugar. As this happens the body...

Research unearths how caffeine prevents us from sleeping

Although it has been a known fact that caffeine in coffee can keep us awake, even when we feel sleepy, it was not clear how exactly this happens.// Scientists from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas have found out exactly how caffeine keeps us awake. ....As the brain cells become overworked and tired, a chemical compound called adenosine sends impulses to the brain cells to...

Caffeine can interfere with PET scan results

Drinking coffee before having a PET scan may interfere with the results seen, says a study// done by Saint Louis University researchers. ....Positron emission tomography (PET) or computed tomography (CT) scan is done as a procedure to find out malignant growth or to evaluate the effect of treatment on an already diagnosed malignant growth. In this process a tracer like fluorodeoxyglucose is injec...

The Link Between Caffeine Drinks And Obesity

Researchers claim to have found that an energy drink containing sugar, added caffeine and guarana causes the body to convert sugar into fat more rapidly than drinks such as lemonade. // Lemonade and other sodas are already being blamed by consumer groups for their role in increasing childhood obesity as many have a high sugar content. ..For the latest study researchers recruited 10 healthy wome...

Caffeine Boosts Memory, Improves Attention Span

New findings presented by Austrian researchers at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago on Friday say that caffeine has the ability to boost short-term memory// since it stimulates the areas in the brain that control this activity. ..Caffeine is normally found in acceptable quantities in coffee, tea, soft drinks and chocolate. The researchers tested 15 subjec...

Caffeine pill to keep soldiers alert in the field

A defense pill to keep soldiers alert in the field by producing the stimulation enjoyed by regular coffee drinkers is being developed by defense scientists in Singapore.// .. ..In what is believed to be the first extensive study of the effects of caffeine on Asians, DSO National Laboratories, Singapore's leading defence research organization, said it will spend three years analyzing the natural...

Light Cafe to help beat winter blues for SAD

The Science Museum in London has found a unique way to help people beat the winter blues-by setting up a cafe signed serving people the much-needed dose of light // . ..The Dana Cafe offers free 20-minute light treatments to counter the effect of dark winter days. ..Up to 500,000 people, a majority of them women, are believed to suffer from SAD - seasonal affective disorder. SAD is more common...

Caffeine: Stimulates Sexual Behaviour in Females

A research conducted by Fay Guarraci, an assistance professor of psychology at south-western university and a graduate student revealed that moderate doses // of caffeine has a greater effect on the sexual behaviour of female rats. ....This study is one of the kinds and is among the first to determine the effects of caffeine on the sexual stimulation of the female rats. It also probes into the r...

Cafe Established To Overcome Winter Blues

A new cafe called the Dana Cafe Light Lounge has been established at London’s Science Museum, which is targeted at overcoming the winter blues//. A dose of light is given to the customers, which is aimed at countering the effects produced by the dark winter days in the country. The seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is reportedly afflicting about 500,000 people in the country, which can result in...

Coffee Increases Heart Attack Risk In Slow Caffeine Metabolizers

Individuals who have a slower rate of caffeine metabolism as determined by their genetic constitution seem to have an increased risk //for development of non-fatal heart attack, following increased intake of coffee. ....Coffee is the most important source of caffeine and deserves the credit of being the most popular stimulant, consumed by millions, worldwide. Several studies have highlighted the...

Caffeine metabolism tied to heart attacks

Your body cab decide whether you will be saved from heart disease if consume coffee.// ....Patients with non fatal heart attack in Costa Rica between 1994 and 2004 were studied and it was found that those with a gene variant that causes them to slowly metabolize caffeine have about a third greater risk of having a heart attack when they drank two or three cups a day, and 64 percent increased odd...

Improved Bone Grafts With Bioactive cement scaffold

American Dental Association Foundation (ADAF) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new technology for implants// that will enhance the construction or repair of bones in the face, skull and jaw. ..The novel technology will enable a method for making scaffolds for bone tissue. The scaffold is seeded with a patient's own cells and is made from a cement pas...

Caffeine Content In Beverages To Be Identified By Home Test Kit

A new home testing kit to test the caffeine content of beverages such as tea, coffee and soda may be commercially available//. You can now clear your suspicion about the decaf label that claims reduced or nil caffeine content. The home based kit, produced by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine, is based on a dipstick analysis. The results of the present study have been publish...

Café Coffee Day Plans To Open 500 Outlets By 200

Café Coffee Day, India’s premier retail chain of coffee cafes, on opening its 300th outlet in Mumbai on Wednesday said that it has planned to reach the target of 500 by the year 2007. // ...."It has been a great journey and we are very happy to have played a large role in firmly establishing the coffee café culture in our country," said Naresh Malhotra, director of the Amalgamated Bean Coffee T...

Caffeine Therapy May Help Protect Lungs Of Premature Babies

Caffeine therapy helps to protect the lungs of premature infants from damage. An ongoing study, which is being led by McMaster University researchers have reported// an early finding in a trial being undertaken to assess the safety of caffeine therapy for the treatment of apnoea of prematurity. ....Apnoea of prematurity is very common in preterm infants, because the lungs are underdeveloped and...

Premature Babies Profit From Caffeine Therapy

A study suggests that caffeine helps to regulate breathing abnormalities of premature babies. Artificial breathing equipments are less in need for apnea// when infants are treated with caffeine therapy and found to have a lower incidence of abnormal lung development a study says. .. ..About 2,000 premature babies, who weighed below 1,250 grams, having a risk to develop interrupted or irregular...

Caffeine Makes People Persuade Easily

Australian scientists say that caffeine makes us more likely to say ‘yes’ to persuasive arguments. ....Researchers, found that moderate amount //of stimulants increases people's willingness to be persuaded. About 140 students participated in two experiments about how they viewed voluntary euthanasia and abortion. ....They were given either straight orange juice or juice laced with the caffein...

More Caffeine Could Mean a Greater Acceptance Tendency

According to a research conducted by the researchers at the University of Queensland it was found that coffee can help to persuade someone to agree with your ideas // . The results of the study were published in the European Journal of Social Psychology. The study enquired about the people’s attitudes towards euthanasia before and after reading persuasive arguments against their initial beliefs....

Fine Polymer Scaffolding – a Boon for Skin Reconstructio

Skin reconstruction now becomes more effective and safe with a newer, finely electro-spinned, dissolvable scaffold that closely resembles natural skin//. ..Tissue engineers and chemists at the University of Sheffield have developed a new biodegradable scaffold made from simple polymers, which serve as an effective method for managing burns and other skin injuries. ..This ultra-fine, 3-dimensio...

Women Benefit From Decaffeinated Coffee

According to a study it was found that women who drank six cups or more of decaffeinated coffee are at a reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes//. ..The study was conducted for a period of 11 years. It looked at diabetes risk among nearly 29,000 women in Iowa who were followed from 1986 to 1997. Epidemiologist Mark Pereira and his colleagues asked the participants to fill out questionnaires...

Decaffeinated Coffee Might Protect Against Adult Onset Of Diabetes

According to a study, coffee, especially decaffeinated could offer protection against the late, or adult onset of diabetes//. ....The report on the study that was conducted by the University of Minnesota has explained that they have no definite clue as to what might be causing the apparent effect, but they said, that it could be possible that minerals and non-nutritive plant chemicals, which are...

Ill Effects Of Caffeine

According to a research conducted by the Department of Health Bureau of Food Sanitation it was found that high amount of caffeine intake resulted in dizziness// and stomach upsets. ..Hence the Taiwan's health department has issued strong warning to public about the ill effects of caffeine. ..Even coffee shops in their menu cards have indicted the level of caffeine across each drink. ....The re...

Decaffeinated Coffee... Not Really!

Coffee lovers who have made the choice to shift gears and use decaffeinated coffee to avoid caffeine in their diet may be in for a shock.// A recent research and data compiled by the University of Florida notes that decaffeinated coffee cannot be virtually free of caffeine. ..This month's Journal of Analytical Toxicology. has recorded the findings compiled by the researchers which warn that ,co...

Caffeine not really 'filtered' out of decaf coffee

Coffee buffs take note! Recent studies have unearthed enough evidence to show that the innocuous looking cup of de caffeinated coffee too could enough caffeine that causes a physical dependence on it. //Surely the name itself is no misnomer as it certainly does not contain as much caffeine as a regular cup of coffee.br> ..In the studies conducted by Dr. Bruce A. Goldberger of the University of...

Health watch dog to scrutinize office cafeterias

The New Zealand government is turning the lens towards workplace cafeterias and vending machines, to understand the nature of food and snack items doled out! With a surge// in the levels of obesity, this is certainly called for, to check the obvious fallout of unhealthy eating – lifestyle diseases. ..The Ministry of Health will keep an eye on the cafeterias and vending machines for the next tw...

Youngsters on a new ‘high’ with caffeine supplemens

There is an alarming rise in the number of youngsters today suffer from disorders that arise out of the excessive use of caffeine supplements apart from caffeinated drinks// like coffee or sodas. Recent reviews done at the Illinois Poison Center found out that more that 12 % require hospitalization to deal with their problems. Some of the most common symptoms encountered because of abuse of caffe...

MIT Creates 3-D Scaffold for Growing Stem Cells

Stem cells grew, multiplied and differentiated into brain cells on a new three-dimensional scaffold of tiny protein// fragments designed to be more like a living body than any other cell culture system. ....An MIT engineer and Italian colleagues will report the invention-which may one day replace the ubiquitous Petri dish for growing cells-in the Dec. 27th issue of the PLoS ONE. Shuguang Zhang,...

Work-outs, Not So Much of a ‘pain’ With Caffeie

Caffeine has entered the fray of painkillers, especially the likes of Ibuprofen and Aspirin, which come in handy to relieve muscle soreness after a heavy work out or exercise. A new study has suggested that the caffeine //equivalent of two cups of coffee, consumed before a work out, may ease muscle pain by 50%. ....In the words of researcher Patrick O'Connor, of the department of kinesiology at...

Pepsi to Put Caffeine Content on Labels

Drinks giant PepsiCo is to disclose the caffeine content on cans and bottles of its flagship soda Pepsi, a move that comes amidst mounting// debate surrounding the substance. ....The new labels, which coincide with the brand's new look, list caffeine as an ingredient and also separately state "caffeine content: 25mg/8fl oz". ....The disclosure, which is relevant only to products sold in teh US,...

Smoking and Caffeine Inversely Associated With Parkinson's Disease

Individuals with Parkinson's disease are less likely to smoke or consume high doses of caffeine than their family members who do not have the disease//, according to a report. ....Smoking cigarettes, consuming caffeine and taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medications (such as aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen) have been reported to protect individuals from developing Parkinson's dise...

Caffeinated Sunflower Seeds To Hit The Market

A food company from South Dakota is now infusing roasted sunflower seeds with caffeine and other boosters commonly found in energy drinks//, to provide players and other people the extra energy needed to help them stay awake. ..The product, which has been under development since an year, are grown in North Dakota and Kansas and shipped to the company’s (Dakota Valley Products) plant at Willow...

Tissue Engineered Scaffolding Allows Reproduction of Cartilage Tissue

A new study examines the use of tissue-engineered scaffolding made of cartilage cells, which have a limited ability to heal naturally, to replace defective cartilage tissue. ......Cartilage cells are extracted and seeded to the scaffold which is implanted into the body, where new cartilage tissue is grown along the structure. The study appears in the journal Artificial Organs. ......The proced...

Caffeinated Sunflower Seeds To Hit The Market

A food company from South Dakota is now infusing roasted sunflower seeds with caffeine and other boosters commonly found in energy drinks , to provide players and other people the extra energy needed to help them stay awake. ...The product, which has been under development since an year, are grown in North Dakota and Kansas and shipped to the companys (Dakota Valley Products) plant at Willow L...
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