Tips to Shorten Cold Duration

Chicken soup and hot tea are effective cold remedies, but can anything actually reduce the length of time cold symptoms linger? Healthy living before the first sniffle strikes is perhaps your best weapon. By Regina Boyle Wheeler Medically reviewed by Lindsey Marcellin, MD, MPH Your head throbs, your nose runs, and you’re coughing. While the common cold isn’t usually serious, it’s nothing to sneeze at either. Cold symptoms can make the average adult miserable for about a week. In Read more [...]

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The Truth About Colds and Flus Doctors Won’t Tell You

The next time you experience a cold or the flu, remember this: rather than take conventional drugs to suppress uncomfortable symptoms, it’s better for your health to allow the cold or flu to run its course while you get plenty of physical and emotional rest. Conventional medicine and the pharmaceutical industry would have you believe that there is no “cure” for the common cold, that you should protect yourself against the flu with a vaccine that is laden with toxic chemicals, and that during Read more [...]

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The Cold-Medicine Racket

There are now hundreds of flashy "cold and flu" products, but still only a handful of simple, cheap ingredients. Here's one new way to cut through the noise. One in four people, when buying an over-the-counter medicine to treat a headache, will go for a brand name product. Unless that person is a pharmacist. In that case, according to research from the National Bureau of Economic Research, they'll almost certainly buy a generic version. The pharmacists know, and trust, that the drugs are identical. But Read more [...]

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Over The Counter Cold Medicines What Works?

It's here! The season of sickness! There are a lot of cold medicines out there. So which ones work? Find out here: As we approach winter and the sick season, what are the truths about all those cold medicines you can buy over the counter? What works? And perhaps more importantly, what doesn't? As the temperatures drop, your chances of getting a cold rise. So what should you do to stay out of the sick house? For many who feel a cold coming on they head to the pharmacy and get an over Read more [...]

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