| Mar 1, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Dear Pharmacist: I've got a cold. Should I start taking echinacea, and will it help me with the sneezing? —A.T., Sanibel
Dear A.T.: It's the season for the common cold, with more than 1 billion cases in the United States each year. Sneezing is...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 2:21 PM
Americans live in a food paradise. Food is generally plentiful, cheap and made to be convenient.
And, despite the occasional food-poisoning event, the food supply is consistently safe to eat. Government food-safety regulations limit amounts of...
| Feb 6, 2013
| 4:46 PM
You may hear each winter that vitamin C can fight off the common cold. But is it just hype or does it really help?
"The findings of a large number of studies on the subject are mixed," says Dr. Bruce Bistrian, chief of clinical nutrition at Beth...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 2:06 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sniffles, runny noses and flu-like symptoms can deter, delay and even derail many exercisers just when enthusiasm for that New Year's resolution is beginning to flag.
Health and fitness experts advise to starve a fever of exercise....
| Jan 30, 2013
When a young child comes down with a cold — congestion, a scratchy sore throat and runny nose, maybe with greenish goo — many parents head straight for the drugstore for a bottle of children's cold medicine.
It's worth it...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Dear Pharmacist: What are some suggestions to avoid catching cold this season? — R. P. Albany, New York
Dear R.P.: The common cold has been around for eons, even though it has morphed a bazillion times. It's brilliant at outsmarting us. This is...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 2:30 AM
The average American diet leaves a lot to be desired. Research finds our plates lacking in a number of essential nutrients, including calcium, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A, C, and D. It's no wonder that more than half of us open a supplement...
| May 7, 2013
| 1:05 PM
In March, twin sisters Louise and Martine Fokkens, 70, announced their joint retirement after more than 50 years each on the job — as Amsterdam prostitutes. (In February, the minimum age for prostitutes in the Netherlands was raised to 21, but there...
| May 8, 2013
| 6:01 AM
Two days after a student died from bacterial meningitis, Lindblom Math and Science Academy will be closed today so crews can clean the West Englewood school on the South Side.
Savon Smith's mother said she found him unresponsive when she tried to wake...
| May 9, 2013
| 9:16 AM
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Allergies are bringing along with them other sicknesses this week.
Doctors offices across the Ozarks are seeing an increase in sore throats, earaches and the common cold all associated with allergies.
In Branson, the CoxHealth...
| Apr 8, 2012
| 9:38 PM
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