Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > Health-in-Motion 08 February 2017 Mixtures of alcohol and highly caffeinated energy drinks Mixtures of alcohol and highly caffeinated energy drinks are very popular party beverages among young folks, but a recent study has found that combining the two may trigger changes in the adolescent brain that are similar to taking cocaine and may have lasting effects into adulthood. "It seems the two substances together push them over a limit that causes changes in their behaviour and changes the neurochemistry in their brains," says study co-author Richard van Rijn. "We're clearly seeing effects of the combined drinks that we would not see if drinking one or the other." 0 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Lifestyle Do you feel sad after sex? This is why and what you can do about it Medical IBS – 4 symptoms that extend beyond your stomach Lifestyle Lung scans of smokers with COPD can reveal heart disease Lifestyle Here are the unexpected places where germs live Diet and nutrition For cod's sake, eat more seafood if you can Parenting Single father: 'I speak to my daughter about sex' From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Gut health » Can't lose weight? Blame it on your gut Our nutrition experts weigh in on why gut health is such an important factor in weight loss, on World Obesity Day. Sleep better » Yes, there is such a thing as too much sleep A new study confirms that too little sleep can impair your brain, but interestingly, too much sleep is also a problem.