Two compounds in coffee beans ‘slow progression of Parkinson’s’

Researchers have found a compound in coffee that, together with caffeine, fights Parkinson’s disease and Lewy body dementia – two…

Drinking coffee ‘reduces likelihood of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s’

Drinking coffee could protect against both Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease, according to new research by the Krembil Brain Institute. The…

Four coffees a day slashes early death risk

Higher coffee consumption is associated with a lower risk of death, according to a new study by Spanish researchers. The…

Worried about your liver? Drink more coffee, new research suggests

Drinking more coffee could significantly reduce the risk of liver cancer and fibrosis, according to two separate recent studies. Researchers…

How designer cafés are cashing in on Instagram obsession

Everything at Ralph Lauren’s coffee shop is designed to look good on social media

14 Feb 2017
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How to keep your gut microbes happy at Christmas

Christmas is a time of excess — swigging mulled wine, unbuttoning bursting buttons and wishing in hindsight that you hadn’t…

19 Dec 2016

The Pumpkin Spice Latte is an insult to a noble fruit

Starbucks’ seasonal special is a Halloween horror

28 Oct 2016

Caffeine addicts are less likely to develop dementia

Caffeine is associated with reduced odds of developing dementia and cognitive impairment in women, according to a study published in…

Very hot drinks ‘probably’ cause cancer so leave that tea to cool off

Very hot drinks ‘probably’ cause oesophageal cancer, according to the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer. The…


Even hungry migrants won’t eat the food in Italy

Frozen fish, insipid sauces, dry bread and cheapskate pizza

6 Jun 2016

Caffeine during pregnancy: this is what we know

A new meta-analysis has waded into the issue of caffeine consumption in pregnancy. Preliminary results suggest that a dose-response increase…

29 Mar 2016

Drinking coffee every day will raise your chances of a long life

Drinking coffee could reduce your risk of death from heart disease and other illnesses, according to a study published in…