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Teachers Call For Ban On Energy Drinks

One of Britain’s leading teaching unions is calling for schools to be banned from selling energy drinks to children aged under 16 due to the large amount of caffeine they contain. The National Association of Schoolmasters/Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) is describing the drinks as “readily available legal highs” that can cause headaches and palpitations, [...]

Energy Drinks: Sugar, Caffeine And Addiction

Flickr Images There are few people who would willingly tuck into a bowl filled with 21 teaspoons of sugar just before sitting an exam. And yet teenagers and young people that throw back a standard 500mL energy drink are doing just that. As a teacher at a co-ed private school in Sydney last [...]

Energy Drinks May Pose Public Health Danger

Over 70 percent of young adults (aged 18 to 29 years) who drink energy drinks mix them with alcohol, according to an EFSA study. Numerous studies have shown that this practice is more risky than drinking alcohol only, possibly because these drinks make it harder for people to notice when they are getting drunk. - Frontiers [...]

What Professions Drink the most Coffee?

It seems a caffeine injection is more important in some professions than others however, as a poll by Pressat has revealed. Journalists were found to be consuming the most coffee followed by police officers and teachers. Other stereotypically high stress careers feature in the top 10, including medical staff and company executives, while plumbers and [...]

What Is The Impact Of Too Much Caffeine?

When entering a school to present our Safe Partying seminars, I am usually greeted by a teacher on a ‘break’ (a questionable term) from lesson with a cup of coffee in hand. For most, I know this is not the first cup of coffee, with many more pours throughout the day for that extra burst [...]

Caffeine concern over teens and energy drinks

One in three teenagers may be consuming the equivalent of 10 instant coffees a day in energy drinks that can cause insomnia, anxiety and heart problems, a leading sleep expert says. A survey of 110 patients conducted by Chris Seaton, a paediatric sleep specialist from the Westmead Children's Hospital, found 35 per cent of teenagers [...]

Coke killed New Zealand mum

Drinking too much Coke killed mother of eight Natasha Harris, a New Zealand coroner has found. Ms Harris drank up to 10 litres of Coke every day – equal to more than twice the recommended safe daily limit of caffeine and almost 1 kilogram of sugar. She died aged 30, on February 25, 2010, from [...]

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Energy drink Monster Energy sued by family of fourteen year old Anais Fournier

THE family of a 14-year-old US girl is suing the California makers of Monster Energy, alleging too much caffeine in the popular energy drink led to her death. Lawyers said the 0.7 litre cans of Monster Energy consumed by Anais Fournier, of Maryland, in the 24 hours prior to her fatal cardiac arrest in December [...]