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Is Your Coffee Habit a Mental Disorder?

Posted on 06/14/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthMy husband knows not to talk to me before I have my first cup of coffee in the morning. Maybe not even until after the third. And the times I’ve been forced to forgo those daily cups? Headache, crankiness, fatigue—and did I mention crankiness? Obviously, I must have a mental disorder. Or at least I do according to the new edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s mental health manual, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-5. See also: …

Booze and Cancer: A Drink a Day Ups Your Risk

Posted on 02/20/2013 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIs a little daily alcohol good for you or bad for you? The heart experts say it’s good, but the cancer experts — and a major new study — disagree. The first analysis in 30 years to look at the link between cancer deaths and alcohol says even as little as a glass of wine a day is worrisome. Researchers with Boston University Medical Center and the National Cancer Institute found that alcohol is to blame for one in every …

Cold-Brewed Iced Coffee: The Hot, Healthy Trend

Posted on 06/27/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIt’s the hot new trend among cool summer drinks: Cold-brewed iced coffee that is smoother-tasting and lower in acid so it’s easier on your tummy. Instead of merely pouring hot coffee over ice cubes — which just gives you diluted, acrid cold coffee — cold-brewing allows ground coffee to steep for eight to 12 hours in cool water. You then strain out the grounds and pour the resulting midnight dark, intensely flavorful coffee over ice. Add (optional) milk or cream …

Are Morning People Happier, Healthier Than Night Owls?

Posted on 06/18/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthMorning people: They’re so annoying. All perky and cheerful, bounding out of bed, talking too much, smiling, even — heaven forbid — humming. And now these irritating early birds have something else to be smug about — a happier, healthier life as they age. Amazing as it may be to those of us who start the day grumpy and groping for coffee, a new study suggests that as we age, we become morning people. Not only that, but older morning …

Want To Live Longer? Drink Coffee

Posted on 05/17/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthHere’s some sweet news to add to your morning coffee:  Regular coffee drinkers are likely to live longer, says the largest study ever done on the subject. Even better, it doesn’t matter whether you drink regular or decaf. To examine the relationship between coffee and health, researchers with the National Institutes of Health looked at the coffee drinking habits of more than 400,000 AARP members ages 50 to 71 between 1995 and 1996, then followed them until 2008. Those who …

Coffee Caution: It Can Interfere With Some Medications

Posted on 12/5/2011 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthThere’s been a lot of good news lately about coffee’s health benefits, how it protects against cancer and other diseases,  but America’s favorite wake-up drink can also keep some common medications from working properly. That’s because the coffee you drink in the morning with some of your prescription drugs can either block their absorption or increase their effects, reports the New York Times. With some of these drugs, the interaction is caused by caffeine; with others, its coffee’s other compounds that seem …