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While mums will be pampered today by their children, they will also be thinking about their children’s exams, which are around the corner. The run-up to exams is a time when panic and anxiety levels among students – and their parents – reaches fever pitch. And as stress levels increase, students – especially teenagers – are increasingly turning to energy drinks to stay up all night to study.
However, despite the much-hyped ‘highs’ that energy drinks offer, many students, and their parents, do not realise that these drinks do more harm than good. Continue reading