Tag: "caffeine" at medical news
Music improves sleep quality in older adults, researchers find
...e taking sleep medication, drinking high levels of caffeine
or using existing relaxation techniques such as meditation. The music group was able to choose from six tapes that featured soft, slow music. These included one tape of Chinese folk music and five that had been found effective for reducing postoperat...
As morphine turns 200, drug that blocks its side effects reveals new secrets
...om organic substances, such as strychnine in 1817, caffeine
in 1820 and nicotine in 1828. In 1831, Serturner won a lucrative prize for the discovery. In 1818, French physician Francois Magendie published a paper that described how morphine brought pain relief and much-needed sleep to an ailing young girl. T...
New report indicates acupuncture provides relief for sufferers of dry mouth
...twice a day Chew sugarless gum Avoid alcohol and caffeine
Avoid smoking Avoid overly salty foods Drink plenty of water Avoid citrus juices (tomato, orange, grapefruit) Avoid dry foods, such as toast or crackers Use over-the-counter moisture replacement therapies Visit the dentist regularly...
Patients may want to skip that cup of coffee before undergoing PET/CT scans
...onto. His research traces the relationship between caffeine
intake and myocardial uptake, which is the amount ...ns close to the heart, says Dr. Osman. By avoiding caffeine
and exercise, an individual has a better chance of providing a "good view" of his or her body's cond...
New drug reverses effects of sleep deprivation on brain
...munication. Because the drug acts differently from caffeine
and other stimulants, it does not seem to result in side effects such as hyperactivity, distorted thinking or extended wakefulness. "It's possible that ampakines could also be used to enhance other cognitive deficits, such as occur in Alzheimer's di...
Wake up, doc: Lack of sleep affects young doctors just like alcohol does
... were not allowed to nap on the test day or to use caffeine
after noon time. Both the light-duty and post-call tests were conducted at 3 p.m. The researchers asked the residents to rate their performance on the driving, attention and vigilance tests, from poor to very good. They then correlated those self-rat...
Staying alert during class: Self-applied acupressure may reduce sleepiness
...ing class, and it doesn't have anything to do with caffeine
or high-sugar snacks. In a study published in the latest issue of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, they report that students in a class who were taught to self-administer acupressure treatments to stimulation points on their le...
Restless legs syndrome linked to psychiatric conditions
...ns that are not necessary, reducing or eliminating caffeine
and alcohol, exercising in moderation, and seeing a primary care provider to assess the possibility of underlying, treatable causes of RLS. "Restless legs syndrome can have a significant impact on a person's quality of life, with the negative effect...
No link found between caffeine intake and development of hypertension in women
...dies have indicated a possible association between caffeine
intake and the risk of hypertension. Short-term studies have demonstrated that caffeine
intake acutely increases blood pressure, but over time, weakening of this effect does occur. A long...
Drinking decaffeinated coffee may be harmful to heart health
...pants drank only black coffee. "Whether coffee has caffeine
is not the only thing that differentiates caffeina... robust flavor." Researchers measured the level of caffeine
in the blood of the participants, as well as levels of the key heart-health indicators before and af...
Coffee jump-starts short-term memory
...the first time, researchers have demonstrated that caffeine
modulates short-term working memory. The study was...f North America (RSNA). "We were able to show that caffeine
modulates a higher brain function through its effects on distinct areas of the brain," said the pape...
Coffee and tea can reduce the risk of chronic liver disease
...al hepatitis. "In the analysis, we determined that caffeine
was partly responsible for the protective effect f...hat investigations into the mechanism of action of caffeine
for protecting the liver and its clinical application are needed," said Dr. Ruhl....
Johns Hopkins study suggests link between caffeine dependence and family history of alcoholism
... investigators has shown that women with a serious caffeine
habit and a family history of alcohol abuse are more likely to ignore advice to stop using caffeine
during pregnancy.Withdrawal symptoms, functional impairment and craving were cited by the women as r...
Caffeine limits blood flow to heart muscle during exercise
... match the increased need of oxygen. We found that caffeine
may adversely affect this mechanism. It partly blu...ffeine, the equivalent of two cups of coffee. The caffeine
dose did not affect blood flow within the heart muscle while the participants were at rest. However,...
Risk takers may have lower rates of Parkinson's disease
...ol intake: previous research indicates that higher caffeine
and nicotine consumption may protect against Parki...n seeking explained some of the apparent effect of caffeine
and alcohol on Parkinson's disease. The findings prompt the authors to suggest that there may be a n...
Saliva test offers new window on caffeine/stress response
...er a new way to probe the physical consequences of caffeine
coupled with stress. Dr. Laura Klein, associate p...uld result in health consequences. Using doses of caffeine
equivalent to drinking one to four cups of coffee and an intense arithmetic test as stressors, Klein...
Scientists discover how coffee can reduce risk of pancreatitis
...archers at the University have now discovered that caffeine
can partially close special channels within cells,...can reduce the risk of alcoholic pancreatitis. The caffeine
effect, however, is weak and excessive coffee intake has its own dangers, so we have to search for b...
Sodas and energy drinks can supply a surprising caffeine jolt
...carbonated sodas and energy drinks are loaded with caffeine
and can give an unhealthy pick-me-up to unsuspecti...s, University of Florida researchers warn. Because caffeine
can pose health risks for people with certain medical conditions, beverages containing the additive ...
Home testing kit could help identify 'hidden' caffeine in beverages
...whether your favorite coffee, tea or soda contains caffeine
despite its decaf label or the absence of caffeine
on the ingredient list then you may soon be able to test the beverage yourself. Chemists at Washing...
Coffee makes us more likely to say 'yes'
...e say 'yes', coffee can help. Moderate amounts of caffeine
can have an impact on the extent to which we can b... from the University of Queensland found that with caffeine
consumption we are more likely to attend to, and agree with, persuasive arguments. The experiments i...