Cold & Flu News and Research

  • Cold Time is Cut in Half According to Study

    A study showing that Zinc lozenges can cut the duration of cold symptoms in half was published in the August 2000 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine. The randomized, double-blind, placebo study, conducted at the Detroit Medical Center in Michigan and published in Annals of Internal Medicine,...

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  • Cure For the Common Cold?

    From Health Store News Is there a cure for the common cold? "Of course there is," says herbalist Bob Bruscia. "It's called the immune system. And when functioning properly, it zaps most colds quite quickly." Most natural approaches to cold relief rely on boosting immune response. "Zinc, Echinacea...

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  • Preventing Colds and Shortening Colds

    New Study Shows Zinc Lozenges Play Key Role in Preventing Colds and Shortening Colds Americans get about 1 billion colds each year. That's the bad news. The good news is that science has shown new ways to avoid colds or reduce their severity significantly. Colds hit most people...

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  • 15 Things You Can Do To Fight the Winter Cold Season

    The average person gets two or three colds every year. And while a cold won’t kill you, it suppresses the immune system enough so that more serious problems can ensue. Colds are passed on in two ways; by inhaling the cold virus from someone who has it, or by...

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  • Basic Precautions That May Help You Avoid Bird Flu

    Many people are concerned that Bird Flu will become a human flu sometime in the near future. To date, most cases have occurred in poorer rural areas where people have direct contact with poultry. No one knows how many would get sick in a bird flu pandemic, or even...

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  • Bird Flu Facts

    The H5N1 strain of the avian influenza virus, which can be harmful to humans, has spread from Asia to Russia, Romania and Turkey. Here are key facts about the transmission of the virus: - H5 and H7 subtypes of the avian influenza virus can be of either...

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  • Cold or Flu - Which Do You Have?

    Diagnosis. Prevention. Treatment. From It's Your Health Americans get about 1 billion colds each year. Colds are passed on in two ways; by inhaling the cold virus from someone who has it, or by touching respiratory secretions (sneezing for example) through hand to hand contact or a surface like...

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  • Exercise with Cold or Flu?

    Have a Cold or Flu? To Exercise or Not... By David Shaw for It's Your Health You've got a slight cough, your throat is sore, your nose is running and you feel just the tiniest muscle ache. Should you work out? Will you recover faster if you do?

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  • New Paper Shows Echinacea Effective Against Colds

    A study published in the July 2007 issue of the British journal The Lancet Infectious Diseases finds that the echinacea can help prevent a cold or reduce its duration. A review of more than 700 studies has concluded that echinacea has a substantial effect in preventing colds and...

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