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 …

The Caffeine Nap: For Drowsy Drivers, Coffee Then Sleep

Posted on 11/1/2011 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthSo you’re driving to some far-flung relative’s home for the holidays and halfway there you start feeling sleepy. Do you pull over for some coffee? Pull over and take a short nap? Actually, the best thing to do is do both — but not in the order you’d think. Scientists call it “the caffeine nap,” because first you have some coffee and then you take a 15-minute nap. It works because the brain gets just enough rest during the time …

Coffee the Anti-Dementia Drink — But You Need 5 Cups A Day

Posted on 06/27/2011 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthAre you like me, incapable of human interaction until you’ve had that first cup (or three) of coffee? Don’t feel bad. We’re not caffeine addicts, we’re just protecting ourselves against Alzheimer’s disease. That’s right. A new University of South Florida study says that a component in coffee that interacts with the drink’s caffeine appears to help protect the brain against the devastating, memory-robbing disease. >> Stay sharp with help from the AARP Brain Health Center The researchers, who have done …

News To Know: Drink Yourself Healthy

Posted on 01/26/2009 by |Archived Contributor | Comments

Personal HealthNew research has shown unexpected health benefits in consuming coffee and red wine.