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Lebron James May Endorse Them, but Medical Experts Warn Against Caffeine Sheets

Lebron James may get his morning jolt of caffeine from a dissolvable strip, but you might want to stick to coffee or even soda pop. Practically freebasing the stuff from a gel strip you put in your mouth? Maybe not such a good idea. And, pedia...Caffeine in a gel strip? Not such a good idea for kids, experts say.

Researchers Take Aim at Energy and Sports Drinks

Energy and sports drinks often contain dangerously high levels of caffeine and herbal stimulants. Credit: Getty Images
Distilled water remains safe for your kids to drink. For now.
But it seems doctors, researchers and Mindy down at...
Distilled water about the only safe drink left for kids.

Researchers Say Caffeine May Cause Infertility

Caffeine or baby, caffeine or baby? Credit: Getty Images
Caffeine can not only make you jumpy, it can make you infertile.
MSNBC reports researchers have discovered caffeine reduces activity of the muscles in the fallopian tubes, whi...
Lab mice become infertile after the equivalent of two cups of coffee.

Hey, Kid, Coffee, Red Bull or Coke? Kindergartners Chugging Caffeine Drinks

Coffee is becoming a buzz kill. Credit: Getty Images
It might be time for parents of kindergartners to be buzz kills -- literally -- if they want their 5-year-olds to get any shut eye. Caffeinated drinks are the beverage du jour...
Kids ages 5-7 are drinking the equivalent of a Coke every day.

Caffeine Linked to Sleep Issues, but Most Kids Drink it Daily

Decrease the buzz, increase the Zzzs. Credit: Melanie Conner/Getty Images Baffled by your child's sleep issues? Try cutting the caffeine. A survey of the parents of more than 200 children between the ages of 5 and 12 showed that more...A new study found that the more caffeine kids drank, the less they slept.

Buzz Kids: Are Coffee Drinks Safe for Children?

PRODUCTION PLAYER! DO NOT DELETE. Has your kid been talking about her new friend Joe? If so, you're not alone. Coffee drinking is on the rise among tweens and teens, which is sparking health concerns. "Kids are really oversc...

Baristas Are Not Baby Sitters

Beware the wrath of the barista. Credit: valeriesee, Twitter
If your kids are going berserk while you're trying to get a coffee buzz, LA Weekly shows that a local coffee shop has a venti warning for parents: keep your kids in check, or face the c...

What You Need to Know About Chocolate

Ah, Valentine's Day. Love is in the air, and chocolate is on the shelves. Many of us dream of chocolate and feel drawn to its taste, its texture and how it makes us feel. There is almost something other-worldly about chocolate, isn't there? And not s...

Caffeinated Tea Party: How Bad?

Using caffeinated tea at your children's tea parties is just fine. Credit: Rick Takagi, Flickr
What 5-year-old doesn't love a tea party? But there is caffeine in tea ... which seems like an iffy idea for little ones. No? Hmmm, well ... is a l...

Teens' Deeds Now Up infertility Risks Later

No one likes to think their teenager is having sex. And we all remember how that went when we ourselves were teenagers. The math suggests that teens ARE having sex--if, you know, Bristol Palin, for example, is any indicator. What teens might know abo...

Red Bull gives you... heart problems?

Red Bull, the popular energy drink may give you wings in more ways than one -- according to an Australian study, they might get you a harp as well and a new, fluffy home in the clouds. Researchers found that even one can of sugar-free Red Bull appear...

Coffee makes infertility worse

For women undergoing IVF, it may be wise to cut out the coffee to increase the chance of getting pregnant. A study suggests that drinking upwards of four cups of coffee leads to being 26% less likely to conceive. The study followed 9,000 women who un...

Mother's little helper in liquid form

"Things are different today," I hear ev'ry mother say Cooking fresh food for a husband's just a drag So she buys an instant cake and she burns her frozen steak And goes running for the shelter of a mother's little helper And two help her on her ...

Could your java habit help you live longer?

Good news if you're a coffee junkie: that venti drip could possibly prolong your life, and it certainly won't kill you. A new study has found that coffee drinkers -- even those guzzling decaf -- had slightly lower death rates than their coffee-free p...

How to have a green pregnancy

To some women the thought of a "green" pregnancy conjures up images of nausea, vomiting and general discomfort. That's thankfully not what we're talking about here. As the green movement to save our environment continues to sweep the nation, check o...

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