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Energy Drinks

  1. science
    New Report: Energy Drinks Still Pretty Bad for YouA study released this week indicates that the sugary, caffeinated drinks alter heart activity and raise blood pressure.
  2. horrible things
    Student Dies of Caffeine Overdose After Drinking Coffee and Energy DrinkDoctors say he suffered sudden cardiac arrest and died in about an hour.
  3. studies
    Energy Drinks Look to Be Even Worse for You Than Previously ThoughtDoctors warn they could cause acute liver damage.
  4. The Chain Gang
    McDonald’s Plans to Sell Monster Energy DrinksThe chain insists this is “another example” of giving customers what they want.
  5. Rum and Red Bull
    Cocktails Made With Energy Drinks Make You Want to Drink MoreCaffeine makes the alcohol intoxication grow stronger.
  6. Amped
    Four Loko Agrees to Grow UpDon’t worry, they still believe “alcohol and caffeine can be consumed safely and responsibly.”
  7. Health
    More Gum Woes: Wrigley Pulls Caffeinated Energy ProductNot a good week for gum.
  8. Health
    Monster Files Lawsuit on Same Day That FDA Announces Further Investigation onAnd in a twisted way, Monster and the FDA are on the same side.
  9. Health
    Energy Drinks Are ‘Like Cocaine,’ Says CardiologistMore bad news for Monster.
  10. New Rules
    How, Exactly, the Sugary-Drink Ban Will Affect You [Update: It Won’t Affect YouCan you drink venti Frappuccinos the same way? What about marshmallow vodka? Gatorade? We’ve got all possible scenarios covered.
  11. Lawsuits
    Monster Says Caffeine Didn’t Kill 14-Year-Old GirlThe company hired physicians to review her medical records.
  12. Food Safety
    Four Loko Gets a MakeoverAn “alcohol facts” label is supposed to prevent hospitalizations.
  13. Soda Wars
    Mountain Dew Introduces Kickstart, a Morning SodaBut PepsiCo’s calling it a “sparkling juice beverage.”
  14. Amped
    Energy Drinks Cause Even More Trips to the ERSigh.
  15. Amped
    5-Hour Energy Drinks Cited in Reports of Thirteen DeathsRegulations do not require energy-drink-makers to disclose caffeine amounts.
  16. Lawsuits
    Stiff Drinks: Energy-Drink-Maker Sues PlayboyPlayBev says the bunny company didn’t honor a licensing agreement.
  17. Crime Scenes
    Alleged Rapist Tries Out ‘Four Loko Defense’Stewart is accused of attacking and raping a 21-year-old woman.
  18. Mediavore
    Jamie Oliver’s Latest Book Criticized by Health Pros; Panda Express StartsThe Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is targeting television’s most outspoken food revolutionary.
  19. Mediavore
    LCB Dispatches More Metal Detectors to Nuisance Bars; Energy Drink Makers TargetPlus: Whiskey in a can is a thing now; and restaurateurs scramble to make payroll as states enact minimum wage hikes, all in our morning news roundup.
  20. Mediavore
    The City’s ‘Bike Court’ Will Deal With Rowdy Bike RacePlus: Seniors take a shine to energy drinks; and excessive may prevent pregnancy, all in our morning news roundup.
  21. Mediavore
    Jamie Oliver Hangs Out at Homeboy Industries; What to Eat on The InternationalThe Naked Chef finds inspiration in East L.A., while food is split among U.S. and Russian lines in space.
  22. What to Drink
    Eddie Huang Introduces All-You-Can-Guzzle Four LokoDoes this mean an ambulance will have to park outside of Xiao Ye?
  23. Mediavore
    Family Poisoned by Mushrooms; California Milk Outsources to New ZealandPlus: McDonald’s brings back the McRib in SoCal, and the U.N. faces down hunger, all in our morning news roundup.
  24. Mediavore
    McDonalds’ McRib Resurfaces; Franchisees Beef with Burger King Over $1 BurgerA popular McSandwich is set to return, while Burger King stirs discontent.
  25. Mediavore
    Dennis Quaid Escapes DUI at Phillipe Chow With LAPD Help; Wine Grapes Going toA cop lets Dennis Quaid loose form a potential DUI at Phillipe Chow, while California’s wine grape growers are miffed about imports.
  26. Mediavore
    Fire In Glenview; Raising Chickens Harder Than It SoundsPlus: Monster Energy Drink vs. Vermonster beer; wild game gets big in the UK
  27. Mediavore
    Bikini Baristas Busted; Santa Rosa Ponders Drive-Through Ban
  28. Mediavore
    L.A. Has Plans for Its Leftovers; South Central Welcomes New MarketsLos Angeles plans to donate leftover food following big events and two new markets are in South Central’s future.
  29. NewsFeed
    Petrossian Serves the Caviar of Energy DrinksUpscale spots like the Bowery Hotel’s bar are selling a new “luxury refreshment” made from pine bark.
  30. NewsFeed
    Blow Hits the Streets of New York Want some Blow? Last week the bodega across from Belcourt started dealing the stuff! Easy tiger, it’s not what you think— Blow, you see, is the latest in preposterously named energy products. Apparently the Vegas-based company isn’t sweating the fact that Cocaine was banned, because they’re packaging the white powder in “recreational user packs” (pictured here), “bricks,” and “vials,” and selling it on their Website Iloveblow.com complete with credit cards and mirrors (“I Love Blow” thongs and booty shorts, too!). Like anyone would be cheesy enough to go for this? Then again, we do know some folks who are going to love having the perfect fake-out container next time they go to Beatrice.
  31. NewsFeed
    Drink Creator Doesn’t Have Enough Energy for Bon Jovi’s Lawyers We’d love to crack a Red Bull or two with the marketing geniuses who give energy drinks names like Cocaine (banned after much controversy), Mad Croc (also available in gum form!), Bong Water (no relation to Bong Spirit Vodka, sold in a bonglike bottle), Beaver Buzz, Sum Poosie, Who’s Your Daddy, and the like. (For a full list, hit up Energy Drink Ratings, a blog that has chugged all of these concoctions so you don’t have to.)
  32. Mediavore
    Vongerichten Sued by Ex-Waiters; Subway Complies With Calorie LawSix former employees of V Steakhouse file a class-action suit against Jean-Georges Vongerichten for the usual reasons: sub-minimum wage and garnished tips. “We were kind of given the idea that the waitstaff is dispensable, that there were a million people who would come in and do your job.” [NYDN] Unlike the other fast-food chains, who have adamantly resisted the calorie-posting law, Subway has already started to implement it. [Consumerist] Healthy zombies should do their best to follow the zombie food pyramid, which calls for six to eleven servings of brains every day, and only sparing amounts of bones and gristle. [Serious Eats]