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South Korea bans coffee in schools

SOUTH KOREA:Students and teachers in South Korea will need to find new ways of staying alert through the long school day after the government said Friday it will ban coffee sales in schools. Selling highly caffeinated drinks to students in schools has already been banned since 2013, but with coffee vending machines still available for teachers, will students have been able to get around the rules and find their coffee fix. Now the government wants to rule out any possibility of children buying highly-caffeinated drinks…

Military Figured Out the Best Time to Drink Coffee

If you love caffeine, you may think there's never a wrong time for coffee, but a new study says there is a right time to get the most out of your daily cup. Researchers from the United States Army developed an algorithm that makes personalized recommendations for timing your caffeine consumption, so you can drink the least amount of coffee to achieve the maximum level of alertness. The study found that the algorithm helped people improve their alertness by up to 64 percent — without consuming any more caffeine than…

Drinking eight cups of coffee a day could help you live longer: Study

Drinking coffee could boost your chances of a longer life, research shows, even for those who consume as many as eight cups a day. In a study of around half-a-million British adults, coffee drinkers were found to have a slightly lower risk of death over a 10-year follow-up period than non-coffee drinkers. The apparent longevity boost comes as yet another piece of good news for coffee lovers, with health benefits recorded in drinkers of instant, ground and decaffeinated coffee. The study is also the first of its…

How long does a cup of coffee keep you awake?

Caffeine is a familiar drug that stimulates the nervous system. When it enters the body, caffeine raises the heart rate and blood pressure, increasing energy levels and improving the mood. Caffeine acts quickly, and many people notice the effects within minutes. They last until the body fully metabolizes the drug. This duration depends on several factors. Each person will feel the effects differently, and some may last longer than others. People who are pregnant or have difficulty sleeping should be careful about…

Coffee is the best concoction to enhance teamwork: Study

A new study suggests that a little coffee could help to boost teamwork. Coffee is known to keep us more alert and focused, so many of us use it to boost our energy levels and productivity. However, it turns out that this popular stimulant may help to sustain not only individual effort but also constructive interaction within a team. As the results of a new study, led by researchers at Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus and published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, suggest, individuals who drink a cup of…

Dutch PM becomes internet hero after cleans up his coffee spill in Parliament

It’s not quite a regular day affair when politicians impress you with their humbleness, but Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has become a worldwide celebrity after a video of him cleaning up his coffee spill in the Parliament went viral. Rutte accidentally spilled coffee in the Dutch Parliament, but didn’t leave the job to the cleaners. He borrowed a mop and started cleaning up the mess while the cleaners’ applauded him. WATCH Dutch diplomat Cees Van Beek first uploaded the video on Twitter on June 4, and since then…

Cancer warnings to be served up with coffee in California

LOS ANGELES: Starbucks Corp and other roasters and retailers must serve up a cancer warning with coffee sold in California, a Los Angeles judge has ruled. Superior Court Judge Elihu Berle in a ruling published on Monday said that Starbucks and other coffee sellers did not show that the risk from consuming acrylamide, a possible cancer-causing byproduct created during coffee roasting, was offset by benefits from drinking coffee. That ruling confirmed Berle’s tentative decision on the matter in March. The Council for…

Coffee, knickers and lottery dreams: Five things to know about Italy

Italy might be politically divided, with a kaleidoscopic landscape of parties jostling for supremacy in Sunday's polls, but there are some quirks that unite the nation.  Here are five facts about what Italians get up to when they aren't voting: - Fancy a coffee? - The Italian coffee cult is now a worldwide phenomenon with its own vocabulary. But there are rules: milk only in the morning in the form of a caffe latte, latte macchiato or cappuccino, and no milky coffee after a meal. The other variants include ristretto…

Three coffees a day linked to more health than harm: study

LONDON: People who drink three to four cups of coffee a day are more likely to see health benefits than harm, experiencing lower risks of premature death and heart disease than those who abstain, scientists said on Wednesday. The research, which collated evidence from more than 200 previous studies, also found coffee consumption was linked to lower risks of diabetes, liver disease, dementia and some cancers. Three or four cups a day confer the greatest benefit, the scientists said, except for women who are pregnant or…

Ghana wakes up and smells the coffee

LEKLEBI FIAPE, Ghana: Like many people around the world, 80-year-old Kofi Afadi can't start his morning without a cup of coffee. "Every morning when I take coffee I feel happy and go about my day," the farmer told AFP in his village in the green hills between Lake Volta in Ghana and the border with Togo. "When there is no coffee it seems I am the most miserable person around here," he said. In common with many of his fellow coffee farmers, Afadi, whose dark hair and mustache are speckled white, also grows cocoa --…