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2012-08-16 23:00:20

The Tea, Coffee and Other Food Manufacturing industry is typified by great diversity in its product range and levels of value added. The industry has remained resilient despite a deteriorating economic climate, waning consumer confidence and volatile commodity prices largely due to the staple and inexpensive nature of its products. Changing lifestyles and consumption patterns have prompted manufacturers to be innovative with their product lines to stimulate sales and renew demand. For these...

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2012-08-07 09:36:17

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online European explorers roaming through the American southeast in the late 1600's wrote of native purification rituals that involved dancing, vomiting and a 'black drink' in shell cups. Spanish, English, and French explorers, merchants, travelers, priests, and naturalists described its use among groups from southern Virginia to west of the Mississippi, according to the University of Iowa's Medical Museum. Recent evidence found at the site...

Mayans Used Chocolate As Flavoring Too
2012-08-03 13:05:38

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Archeologists have long known that cacao was important to the ancient Mayans who used it to make beverages and perform rituals, but some recently discovered evidence shows that these people added cacao to flavor their food as far back as 2,500 years ago. Traces of chocolate that were found on plate fragments could be evidence of a Mayan precursor for modern Mexican dishes like mole, the chocolate-based sauce served with chicken or...

Coffee May Help Control Symptoms Of Parkinson's Disease
2012-08-03 12:35:55

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Coffee lovers take note: coffee may have health benefits related to Parkinson's disease. A new study examined the influence coffee has on the disorder. Based on the results, researchers believe that coffee can help control movement, easing the symptoms of Parkinson´s. The findings are featured in the online issue of Neurology, a journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "Studies have shown that people who use caffeine...

2012-08-02 07:04:03

By: Erika Dunayer, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire) -- From sun up to sun down Americans are on the run. What keeps us going? Caffeine! New research is showing that it could also help Parkinson's movement problems. Studies have shown that people who use caffeine are less likely to develop Parkinson's disease, but this is one of the first studies in humans to show that caffeine can help with movement symptoms for people who already have the disease. For the study, 61...

2012-07-26 10:27:52

CHICAGO, July 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Provigil is being touted by some as the "secret to success" in the absence of a full night's sleep, but national sleep expert Dr. Craig Schwimmer warns the quick-fix solution could be detrimental to an already sleep-deprived American population. "I am very concerned that people have discovered yet another wonder pill they can pop when they get tired instead of figuring out how to change their lives in order to get the rest they need," said Dr....

Alcohol And Energy Drink Mixes Linked With Casual, Risky Sex
2012-07-25 12:09:43

Alcohol And Energy Drink Mixes Linked With Casual, Risky Sex A new study from the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) has found a link between the consumption of caffeinated energy drinks mixed with alcohol and casual -- often risky -- sex among college-age adults. According to the study's findings, college students who consumed alcohol mixed with energy drinks (AmEDs) were more likely to report having a casual partner and/or being intoxicated during their...

2012-07-24 06:26:56

TAMPA, Fla., July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Complex Beverage, LLC, a Tampa-based beverage company, is announcing the launch of its new Lettuce Tea brand products formulated with the lettuce extract ingredient praised by acclaimed health professionals as the latest initiative providing extensive nutritional and healthy benefits to consumers. The Lettuce Tea brand featured a creative, innovative, and outside-of-the-box approach to the conventional vitamin enhanced beverages. It is the only...

2012-07-19 13:43:41

Possible sources include sewer overflows, septic tanks A new study finds elevated levels of caffeine at several sites in Pacific Ocean waters off the coast of Oregon–though not necessarily where researchers expected. This study is the first to look at caffeine pollution off the Oregon coast. It was developed and conducted by Portland State University master's student Zoe Rodriguez del Rey and her faculty adviser Elise Granek, assistant professor of Environmental Science and...

Excedrin Recall Forces Migraine Patients To Pay Up Or Switch
2012-07-15 05:50:20

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Six months after Excedrin was pulled from store shelves as part of a recall, migraine patients face a difficult dilemma -- try to find an alternative and nearly-as-effective method of treatment, or pay exorbitant prices online for a product that they know can help alleviate the pain caused by their severe headaches. According to Kim Carollo of ABC News, Excedrin was pulled on January 8 -- along with the stimulant No-Doz, the oral...