Caffeine

Sleepy? Have a waffle

Sleepy? Have a waffle

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My initial plan was to get up early to write this column. Refreshed and invigorated by a good night's sleep, I would leap out of bed with synapses alert and firing, and my inspired mind would cut through the task at hand like a freshly sharpened chain saw. And this time I would do it alone. Without coffee. Just to prove I could.

Caffeine improves motor symptoms in Parkinson's patients, study finds

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While previous research has tied caffeine intake to Parkinson's disease prevention, a newly released study shows it has promise for improving the disease's most common symptoms.

More on caffeine (or 'What nurses know already')

More on caffeine (or 'What nurses know already')

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A new study on coffee drinking habits and results should give nurses plenty of reasons to smile. I can back up the results personally.

It's not a bad habit: What's your coffee IQ?

It's not a bad habit: What's your coffee IQ?

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So it's 4 a.m. and I'm still up finishing a project and jonesing for a cup of my favorite brand of coffee, NuJava. Yes, I am a coffee snob, because I like my coffee like I like my men ... straight! (And hot and strong and full bodied ... and where was I going with this? Sorry, I digressed!)

Studies highlight positive effects of caffeine on brain health

Caffeine helps us stay alert. Research suggests it also could slow the progression of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.