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Yes, You Can Be Addicted to Coffee, Johns Hopkins Says

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Photo via needcaffeine.com

I was sipping on a giant mug of warm, delicious coffee as I read this recent story about Johns Hopkins research on caffeine addiction. And then I felt kind of guilty. And then I poured myself another cup.

But at least I’m not alone; according to researchers, “caffeine is the most commonly used drug in the world,” consumed by 90 percent (!) of U.S. adults on a regular basis. Which is okay… up to a point.

Coffee Makes You Smarter, Johns Hopkins Says

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Want an excuse to step away from your desk and grab a Diet Coke/cup of tea/soy latte? Well, here’s a good one:  According to recent research from Johns Hopkins, caffeine helps enhance long-term memory.

Maryland Girl Dies After Consuming Energy Drink

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With names like Monster Assault and Monster Heavy Metal, the Monster Beverage company, a purveyor of icky energy drinks, isn’t exactly advertising itself as healthy or safe. But one hopes that drinking one can of a commonly-available, non-regulated, non-alcoholic beverage on two consecutive days wouldn’t KILL you. But fourteen year old Anais Fournier did just that, and then died of “cardiac arrhythmia due to caffeine toxicity” the next day. Which is terrifying.

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