Caffeine in Coffee – How Much?

Caffeine in Coffee – How Much?

Caffeine in coffee: 8 ounces Brewed Coffee: 60-170mg, average around 115mg 8 ounces Instant Coffee: 40-120mg, average around 60-70mg Espresso shot of coffee: around 80mg What is caffeine? Caffeine is a mild stimulant that is present in a variety of substances,...
The Weekly Pharma News Update #6

The Weekly Pharma News Update #6

It’s Sunday – and that means another Weekly Pharma News Update from Health and Life.  What were the most interesting and important news items of the last week regarding the biopharmaceutical industry? #1 Nobel Prize-winning scientist Sir James Black dies...
Apixaban for Prevention of Blood Clots

Apixaban for Prevention of Blood Clots

Apixaban is a new medication being developed for a variety of uses involving blood coagulation. Blood clotting is a serious problem that is extremely common and the existing anticoagulants have significant limitations.  Studies so far have shown that Apixaban is...

Does Quercetin Give You Energy?

At Health and Life, we are barraged on a daily basis for information from journalists, politicians and sumo wrestlers.  Most often we are not able to respond, but a few weeks ago we were asked a question that we felt deserved investigation: Can the antioxidant...
Olaparib, a PARP Inhibitor

Olaparib, a PARP Inhibitor

Olaparib is a member of the poly-ADP ribose polymerase  (PARP) inhibitors and may work as a treatment for certain types of breast, ovarian and prostate cancer.  PARP is involved in repairing DNA damage.  By inhibiting PARP, rapidly growing cells such as those in...