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Coroner: Teen died from drinking too much caffeine too quickly

Columbia - A coroner in Richland County, South Carolina determined a healthy 16-year-old who collapsed and died in class last month, died from consuming too much caffeine too quickly.

Senator wants FDA to probe peanut butter infused with caffeine

There's a product on the market called 'STEEM,' which is peanut butter with caffeine. However, not everyone is a fan of it.

Daily coffee may improve survival in colon cancer

Daily drinking of coffee may help prevent colon cancer recurrence and improve the chances of a cure, said researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute based on the results of a new, large study announced this week.

Coffee could lower risk of endometrial cancer

New research has found a link between regularly drinking coffee and a 20% decreased risk of endometrial cancer which currently affects around 1 in 37 US women in their lifetime, adding to the potential health benefits of consuming the popular beverage.

Should powdered caffeine be banned? Special

Washington - Six U.S. senators are calling on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to ban the trade of powdered caffeine – caffeine in its pure form. This is due to the associated risks.

Powdered caffeine presents a serious risk

An investigation into the death of high school senior has highlighted the dangers of students taking powdered caffeine as a study or workout stimulant.

FDA health alert concerning caffeine powder after student death

Washington - The US Food and Drug Administration issued a health alert Friday on the use of powdered pure caffeine, following a June Ohio Coroner’s Court finding that an 18-year-old student died as a result of toxic levels of caffeine in his bloodstream.

Caffeine could improve memory

Drinking coffee straight after studying might help people remember information later, a new study suggests. With drinking coffee before studying, there was no improvement.

Op-Ed: Can caffeine really improve memory?

A new study indicates that post-learning caffeine consumption can improve memory. The story has been picked up by media outlets; however many from the scientific community are not convinced.

New caffeine powder gives coffee haters a new way to get buzzed

When most people want a caffeine boost, they reach for a cup of coffee or tea. But now, a new caffeine powder called CaffeinAll is giving people a new way to add caffeine to any food or drink they choose.

Man dies after eating too many high-caffeine mints

Wednesbury - John Jackson, 40, died of a caffeine overdose after eating too many Hero Instant Energy Mints, a coroner's report said Friday.

Does caffeine pose a risk during pregnancy?

Caffeine during pregnancy could be bad for pregnant women. Scientists found the stimulant altered the brain cells of newborns whose moms had consumed caffeine during and after pregnancy.

Starbucks aims to open 50 stores in Colombia

Seattle - As part of its expansion into Latin America, Starbucks is poised to open its first store in Colombia, a country that boasts the "richest coffee in the world."

How drinking coffee reduces suicide risk

Drinking coffee can block suicidal thoughts, a new Harvard University study revealed. Caffeine may act as a mild antidepressant by boosting production of certain neurotransmitters in the brain, researchers say.

One in 10 U.S. teenagers uses 'study drugs'

A new report indicates that one in ten teenagers in the U.S. are using "study drugs" (stimulant medicines). Many of these drugs are not designed or approved for keeping someone alert or even awake.

Coffee consumption linked to lower risk for rare liver disease

A new study from researchers at the Mayo Clinic reveals that drinking coffee has an added benefit: it lowers the risk of a rare autoimmune liver disease.

Who needs coffee when your toothbrush can dispense it for you?

It is possible that you can say goodbye to coffee and other caffeine drinks if this patent from Colgate-Palmolive goes through. A caffeinated toothbrush may soon become a reality.

Caffeinated bacteria may help with waste decontamination

Genetically engineered bacteria that can digest caffeine have been created for the purpose of the decontamination of wastewater.

'Death Wish Coffee' takes caffeine consumption to the extreme

New York - Let's face it. A large number of us need that extra jolt in the morning when we head to work. But how much is too much? A coffee called Death Wish boasts that its product has 200 percent more caffeine than the average cup of java. Take that energy drinks!

Energy drinks 'could trigger cardiac arrest'

Researchers from the University of the Pacific are claiming that energy drinks, which often contain large amounts of caffeine and other stimulants such as taurine can raise blood pressure, leading a person to face cardiac arrest.

Caffeine-enriched chewing gum to stay awake without coffee?

Stuck in a very important meeting and can't keep awake? Frequent trips to the washroom is a no-no so looks like coffee is out. Luckily for all those that need an energy boost, Wrigley's has the solution.

Pacific waters off coast of Oregon full of caffeine

The waters off of the coast of Oregon have reported slight amounts of caffeine in them due to heavy rains, overflowing sewage and septic systems. Oregon is said to need to remedy this problem before it begins to threaten marine life.

'Serial groper' blames excessive caffeine intake for his behavior

Seattle - Kenneth Sands was convicted on July 3 of "inappropriately touching women and teenage girls." But he tried to defend himself at his sentencing with the claim that his behavior was due to "an excessive intake of caffeine." The court rejected his defense.

Arsenic, antihistamines and antibiotics fed to chickens

Beef consumers who were shocked to discover they were routinely eating pink slime now must face news that the chicken industry also routinely feeds chickens with reprocessed chicken feathers, which tested positive for arsenic and other ingredients.

Does caffeine make you work harder? It might be psychological

A study on rats has shown that caffeine may help to make lazy rats work harder but it can have the opposite effect on already hard-working animals. Does the same effect apply to people?

FDA issue warning about inhalable caffeine shots

New York - The FDA have issued a warning letter about AeroShots. AeroShots are an inhaled caffeine shots. The product is not suitable for those under 18 years-of-age but it has been marketed at young students.

Controversy over breathable caffeine, inventor unfazed

With our increasingly on-the-go lifestyles, it's sometimes hard to find the time to chug our morning cup of coffee. Now, getting your caffeine buzz is as simple as breathing in, thanks to a Harvard scientist's latest innovation.

Op-Ed: Do energy drinks have dangerous levels of caffeine, or not?

Sydney - Popular high caffeine energy drinks like Red Bull and V are in the firing line in Australia from the Australian Medical Association. A study from the Poison Hotline in New South Wales is being cited, indicating a spike in cases of toxicity.

Study: Coffee may prevent depression in women

Research has suggested drinking two cups of coffee every day may help lower the risk of depression for women. It is the caffeine in the popular beverage that is said to be the active ingredient.

California bans caffeinated beer

Sacramento - California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law the Alcohol Beverage Control Act which bans the importation, sale, distribution and production of caffeinated beer in California beginning in 2012.
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Structure of caffeine molecule (C8H10N4O2 ). The FDA has issued a health warning concerning powdered...
Structure of caffeine molecule (C8H10N4O2 ). The FDA has issued a health warning concerning powdered caffeine after the death of an Ohio student who was found to have used a powdered version of caffeine.
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Google's new indexing system called Caffeine provides 50 percent "fresher" results for Web searches when compared to the last method of indexing.
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AeroShot is an inhalable caffeine product marketed by Breathable Foods
AeroShot is an inhalable caffeine product marketed by Breathable Foods
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The U.S. imports over 15 million pounds of caffeine annually, according to the Washington Post on May 23,2014. Most of it is used in soft drinks.
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