Is Caffeine Overdose A Real Thing? FDA Weighs in

There have been several deaths that resulted from a caffeine overdose. Today, the sales of bulk packages of caffeine in liquid or powdered form are no longer permitted. This was made public by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday. From the official statement issued by the FDA, they highlighted the immediate implementation of the policy. The exact justification provided was with an emphasis on “the significant public health concern”. They provided the reasoning as follows. Highly concentrated and pure caffeine, often sold in bulk packages, have been linked…

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Is this a repeat of the 2009 Influenza?

There may be a second wave in the near future. It seems like the year of 2018 is another episode of widespread influenza. H3N2 is the virus strain that forms influenza. It began at the end of last year and reached its peak in January. Since then, the number of infected individuals has decreased significantly. However, people should remain cautious because this may be a repetition of the 2009 influenza, otherwise known as H1N1. That’s right. Like the 2009 influenza, this year’s flu may have a second wave in the…

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Will a mother’s loss during pregnancy affect the infant?

Mother’s loss of a loved one during pregnancy could affect the fetus later in life. Maternal stress from the bereavement will impact the unborn child. A paper that was published in the American Economic Review recently reveals the adverse effect death could have on a fetus. The research was done by professionals at the Stanford University. In a nutshell, the report shows that losing a loved one will not only affect the mother, but also the unborn child. In fact, this increases the risk of mental health problems for the child…

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California Judge Warns of Coffee Health Threats

Companies are required to put warning labels on coffee to warn of cancerous compounds in California. People who drink coffee regularly suggests that it would not change their intake. Almost a hundred companies that produce coffee, including Starbucks have been filed a lawsuit against by the Council for Education and Research on Toxics, a nonprofit group. The charges were based on the grounds of violation of a state law that holds the companies accountable for the lack of warning about the presence of cancerous chemicals such as acrylamide, a substance…

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Alzheimer’s contributes hundred billion dollars to the healthcare industry

  Data have shown that the most common cause of dementia in the United States is the Alzheimer’s disease. At the moment, there are almost six million Americans who are suffering from that. What’s worse is that statistical data shows that the condition is simply deteriorating. The calculated sum of the healthcare for dementia cases has come to a domineering $277 billion. That only includes cases in the United States per year. At first glance, the astronomical figure may seem insanely high but that is not all. The Alzheimer’s Association’s annual…

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