Posts Tagged "cold"

Should I take Tamiflu? Doctors and patients alike confused

Posted on Mar 4, 2015 in Medical Rewind

Listen to the 1.19.15 Medical Rewind show to hear what Dr. Buttar and Robert Scott Bell have to say about this article *********************** The yearly flu epidemic hit early and hard this year, and what’s worse, this year’s vaccine doesn’t protect well against the most common strain. Doctors and health officials are left with little to tell patients except to wash their hands and take flu drugs. Reuters:Packets of Tamiflu tablets. But, just as the vaccines on the market don’t fight flu terribly well, neither do the antivirals. And that has both doctors and patients confused. The Centers...

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Sleep may be best cure for the common cold

Posted on Feb 6, 2009 in Health & Wellness

By Nicholas Bakalar Published: January 14, 2009 There is no cure for the common cold, but in an experiment that deliberately infected volunteers with a virus, researchers have shown that getting less sleep can substantially increase the risk of catching one. For 14 days, the researchers monitored and recorded the sleep time of 153 healthy men and women ages 21 to 55. They also scored their sleep efficiency, the percentage of time in bed spent asleep. Then they dripped a solution containing a rhinovirus into their noses and monitored their health for five days. Almost all subjects became...

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