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Our Readers Report Long COVID Symptoms

A few months into the pandemic, researchers learned that some patients—now dubbed “long-haulers”—were reporting that symptoms like shortness of breath, brain fog, diabetes and heart problems that persisted long after they’d tested negative for COVID-19. When COVID-19 first emerged, doctors identified it as a respiratory virus—one that primarily affects the…

FDA Warns on High-Caffeine Supplements

The FDA says that dietary supplements that contain pure or highly concentrated caffeine in powder or liquid form are “considered unlawful” when sold to consumers in bulk quantities. Just a single teaspoon of a powdered pure caffeine product can contain around 3,200 mg of caffeine, which can be life-threatening to…

The ‘Big, Bad Buzz’ of Caffeine

A friend commented the other day, “Drugs are neither good nor bad. They have no ethics.” I was reminded of this as I spent the hours of 2 – 4am last night awake and cursing that after-dinner espresso. Caffeine is so integrated into most Americans’ daily lives it’s easy to forget…