| Mar 6, 2013
Energy drinks: An article in the March 5 Business section about Monster Beverage Corp.'s defense of its energy drinks in the face of health concerns said that Honest Tea and other brands provide a boost partially by using ingredients such as yerba mate in...
| Mar 6, 2013
| 4:58 PM
The daily broadcast of medical reports, scientific studies and sociological statistics can cause your ears to ring.
Sometimes a report will contradict the findings of another issued just days earlier. More often, compelling snapshots of the American...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 5:39 AM
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A new government survey suggests the number of people seeking emergency treatment after consuming energy drinks has doubled nationwide during the past four years, the same period in which the supercharged drink industry has...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 8:29 AM
STANFORD — Two Lincoln County Middle School students were taken to the hospital Wednesday after consuming energy drinks during a field trip to Eastern Kentucky University.
Principal Debbie Sims said during a 300-student excursion to the university...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 1:56 PM
The floor space of the new Walmart Supercenter (they don't want to call it a mere store) in Whitehall Township has enough room for nearly four full-sized football fields.
Luckily, somebody in a blue shirt pointed to a "pharmacy" section that is very...
| Nov 16, 2012
| 8:02 PM
A popular energy drink made here in Indiana is under scrutiny. The founder and CEO of 5-hour energy is strongly defending his product after claims that it led to 13 deaths in the past four years.
In the midst of this controversy, a group of Purdue...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 4:22 PM
A new report says people are increasingly landing in emergency rooms after overdoing it with energy drinks and other substances. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration says there has been a 10-fold increase in emergency room...
| Sep 9, 2011
Both Java Monster Loca Moca and Starbucks mocha-flavored Doubleshot energy drinks come in brown 15-ounce cans. They both offer caffeine, B vitamins and "energy" in the form of guarana and ginseng.
But one is marketed as a food/beverage and the other as a...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 8:05 AM
I always knew that energy drinks weren’t exactly health food, but even so, I was surprised when a federal report landed in my e-mail last month with a startling headline: The beverages were sending thousands of people to the hospital each year....
| Jan 31, 2012
| 7:01 PM
A lot of people down energy drinks for a quick boost, but the "intense" fix may not be worth the health risk. One local man's caffeinated jolt sent him to the hospital, where he had a heart-stopping experience.
James Marois said he sipped two to five...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 7:35 PM
Lots of people use energy drinks for a quick boost, but doctors say the intense fix may not be worth the health risk.
James Marois has an empty shelf in his fridge where he used to keep all kinds of energy drinks.
He sipped two to five cans a day, until...