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China is ratcheting up pressure over Japan’s plan to release treated water from the wrecked Fukushima nuclear power plant into the ocean, calling on government officials to drink the liquid to prove its safety.

“Japanese politicians said treated wastewater is ‘innocent,’ why don’t they drink, cook & wash clothes with the water first?” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said on Twitter Thursday. When questioned Friday about the comments, Japan Finance Minister Taro Aso sidestepped queries and said Fukushima water contamination levels are below international guideline limits.

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A young man’s heart problems may have been triggered by his excessive consumption of energy drinks — he ended up in the hospital with heart failure after consuming four energy drinks per day for two years, according to a new report of the case.

The findings add to a growing body of evidence linking energy drink consumption with heart problems, leading the authors to call for warnings about the dangers of drinking these beverages in large amounts.

The 21-year-old man went to the hospital after he experienced progressively worse shortness of breath for four months as well as weight

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  • A 21-year-old man in the UK had to drop out of university after months battling a mysterious illness.
  • Doctors found he had heart and kidney failure after drinking four energy drinks daily for two years.
  • Caffeine overdose can be life-threatening, with symptoms like breathlessness, nausea, and tremors. 
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A 21-year-old man was hospitalized for

heart failure
and kidney failure after drinking more than half a gallon worth of energy drink every day for two years, according to a case study published April 15 in BMJ Case Reports.

Although he eventually recovered, the man was

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The only thing better than a good recipe? When something’s so easy to make that you don’t even need one. Welcome to It’s That Simple, a column where we talk you through the process of making the dishes and drinks we can make with our eyes closed.

Growing up, I spent summers in Lahore, Pakistan, with my grandparents. The days were always hot and humid, but that never deterred my brothers or me from playing on my nani’s rooftop terrace or front lawn from morning to dusk. Every few hours we would hear her soft-as-silk voice floating out the

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San Francisco developer Noah Conk was scrolling through his Instagram stories when he stumbled upon a “very sexual” ad for coffee.

“And I was like, ‘OK this is weird, but I’m down to see why I was targeted,” he chuckled in an interview with TODAY Food.

When he opened the ad, Conk realized it was for a company called Whipped Drinks selling $49 drink kits and frothers. “Whipped” was being used as sexual innuendo in its marketing.

But what bothered him the most wasn’t the advertisement. It was that on the company’s “About Us” page, the creator Katie

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Graphic: Natalie Peeples

DrinkeryDrinkeryDrinkery is The Takeout’s celebration of beer, liquor, coffee, and other potent potables.

Welcome to Like A Virgin, a new column in which we’ll recommend a different zero-ABV drink each week. They’re not “near beers,” they’re not “mocktails”—they’re delicious beverages that anyone and everyone should try at least once. Got an idea for a future Like A Virgin column? Email us at [email protected]


Close your eyes and try to imagine a new color. You can’t, can you? No matter how hard you try to twist your synapses, how hard you slam on the

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