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Caffeine and your body

Anyone who has tried to grab a soy caramel macchiato with extra whip between classes knows that Radford University students like their morning, afternoon and even nighttime cups of coffee. The line for Starbucks at 9:15 a.m. on a Tuesday morning can take upward of 15 minutes and involve a lot of grouching. Some find it easier to just stock up on Monster cans from the bookstore. However, these practices have serious health risks. Continue reading Caffeine and your body

We’re all junkies: Caffeine addictions gone wrong

Marijuana is still considered illegal in a majority of the US, but Americans don’t need to let that little fact keep them from their pleasure-seeking adventures. There’s one drug out there that is completely legal, easily obtainable and we’re told so often it’s part of our normal daily grind that it’s like society is telling us to become junkies. It’s in soda, it’s in tea, it’s in coffee and if that isn’t enough to perk you up for three nights straight, cut the middleman and buy an over-the-counter box of pills. The drug is caffeine. Continue reading We’re all junkies: Caffeine addictions gone wrong

Highlanders Anonymous: Hangover cure dos and don’ts

The day after a night of drinking may not be as fun as the night before.  Photo Courtesy of Creative Commons.

Q: What is the best way to cure a hangover?

A:  There is no real cure for a hangover. However, there are a few remedies you can try to help ease the pain you may be feeling. Continue reading Highlanders Anonymous: Hangover cure dos and don’ts

Death by energy drink: Who is truly at fault?

Anais Fournier, a 14-year-old girl from Hagerstown, Maryland, died of cardiac arrest some time after consuming two 24-ounce Monster energy drinks in a 24 hour period, her parents claim. They have since filed a lawsuit against the energy drink company alleging negligence lead to her wrongful death. The family attorney issued a statement contending that Fournier “died of caffeine toxicity in the setting of a cardiac arrhythmia,” and also mention she had an “underlying mild heart condition, not unlike 10 percent of the population.” Continue reading Death by energy drink: Who is truly at fault?