Drinking coffee while pregnant alters the fetal brain

A large new study puts caffeine-drinking moms on alert.

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  • A study finds that the brains of children born to mothers who consumed coffee during pregnancy are different.
  • Neuroregulating caffeine easily crosses the placental barrier.
  • The observed differences may be associated with behavioral issues.
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What your morning coffee really does to your brain

Your morning coffee is good for you - if you drink it at the right time.

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  • Caffeine, the main stimulant found in coffee, works on a chemical level to give you energy by replacing the biochemical adenosine, which makes you tired.
  • There are many health benefits to caffeine, such as a boost in metabolism and an increase in physical performance/muscle strength.
  • To get the most positive impacts of your daily caffeine intake, drink coffee between 10 in the morning and 12 noon or between 2 in the afternoon and 5 in the evening.
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Scientists Discover Why Your Brain Can't Block Out Unwanted Thoughts

A new study explains why some people seem to be better than others at ridding their minds of intrusive thoughts.

Caffeine May Prevent Alzheimer's and Other Dementias

Scientists identify key compounds that may help prevent brain diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s as well as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Does Your Brain Lag in the Morning? Put On Your Thinking Cap-puccino

Does a shot of espresso before walking into an exam make a difference?

 

While the dominant theme in education is focused on the current pick for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, and her vigilance in implementing voucher programs, not as much is being discussed regarding the broader conditions surrounding performance. For example, one argument states students should have later start times, given that teenagers have an especially hard time waking up in the morning. Proper sleep is a chronic elephant in the room in modern education.

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