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Your Day in Health: September 17

Drinking coffee at night has this crazy effect on your body. Plus, more of today's essential health news.

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Your Day in Health: September 17

Drinking coffee at night has this crazy effect on your body. Plus, more of today's essential health news.

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NPR: Caffeine At Night Resets Your Inner Clock

“Late-night coffee, tea or cola does more than keep you up, scientists say. The amount of caffeine in a double espresso can delay the internal clock in cells throughout your body by about 40 minutes.” Read full story.

Craving a hot drink at night? Try one of these 4 Best Teas for Relaxation and Stress Relief!

REUTERS: Over A Third Of U.S. Children And Adolescents Eat Fast Food Daily

“On any given day in the United States, 34.3 percent of children and adolescents are consuming a significant portion of their daily nutrition from fast food restaurants, the National Center for Health Statistics reported on Wednesday. The NCHS said fast food "has been associated with higher caloric intake and poorer diet quality" in the 2-19 age group.” Read full story.

More reasons to ditch the drive-thru: Your favorite fast-food change may have earned an “F” for its use of antibiotics in meat: Best & Worst Fast-Food Chains That Use Antibiotics—Ranked!

And check out these 7 Benefits of Giving Up Fast Food!

WEB MD: Excess Weight Linked To Brain Cancer Risk In Study

“Weight and physical activity levels may affect the risk of a certain brain cancers, new research suggests. Excess weight was associated with a higher risk of a type of brain cancer known as meningioma. Obesity increased the risk of meningioma by 54 percent, and being overweight upped the risk by 21 percent, the study found. On the other hand, people who were physically active reduced the risk of meningioma by 27 percent, the researchers said.” Read full story.