Anxious? Cut down on caffeine

Caffeine can boost energy, improve alertness and produce a general feeling of well-being—when used in moderation. Go past the sweet spot though, and that same elixir can cause insomnia, jitteriness and feelings of nervousness. Those who already struggle with anxiety may be particularly susceptible to its effects and should monitor…

Don’t drink and drive on The Fourth

(HealthDay)—The Fourth of July holiday is one of the most deadly times on America’s roads, so Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is urging everyone to avoid drinking and driving. “Celebrating our nation’s independence with backyard barbecues, fireworks displays and other festivities should be fun, not dangerous,” said Bob Garguilo, executive…

My day on a plate: Dr Vanessa Pirotta

Marine biologist and science communicator Dr Vanessa Pirotta, 30, shares her day on a plate. Dr Vanessa Pirotta. 5am I start my day with a green tea. 10am After a morning full of science writing and international meetings, I have two soft-boiled eggs, plus some Greek yoghurt with a small…

New knowledge on the development of asthma

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have studied which genes are expressed in overactive immune cells in mice with asthma-like inflammation of the airways. Their results, which are published in the journal Immunity, suggest that the synthesis and breakdown of fats plays an important part in the process. The job…

They Mentioned Narcan on HBO's 'Euphoria'—What Is That?

Warning: The following post contains spoilers for episode two of HBO’s Euphoria. • On Sunday night’s episode of Euphoria, a drug dealer forces Rue to take fentanyl.• After she collapses, Fezco tells Ashtray to “go grab the Narcan just in case”—but what is Narcan?• Narcan is the brand name of…