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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 [...]

Putting Profits Before Health

Can you remember watching Jamie’s School Dinners and being horrified at what UK and US schools were serving up to kids on a daily basis? Can you remember shaking your head in disbelief as school principals, canteen supervisors and local administrators continually argued that healthy food wasn’t financially viable in a school setting? I mean, [...]

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 [...]

Girl mag Watch Dolly April 2013

I think Dolly may be improving (if only it would drop the model search!) Forty eight pages into Dolly’s April issue and I was beginning to wonder if there was anything worth commenting on. Yes there was a promotion of the Dolly model search, but I’d already gone to town on that in the last [...]

New Study: alcohol and energy drinks make a lethal combination

Mixing alcohol and energy drinks increases erratic behaviour by 50%. A recent study, Effects of Energy Drinks Mixed with Alcohol on Behavioral Control: Risks for College Students Consuming Trendy Cocktails, published online in the Journal Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research, suggests that the habit of drinking alcohol and energy drinks at the same time (a [...]