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Evidence suggests vitamin D pills help against colds and flu

Taking vitamin D supplements will reduce your risk of getting the common cold or a similar infection, according to research…


A guide to DIY homeopathy might seem amusing. Actually it’s terrifying

The National Center for Homeopathy (NCH) claims to be the ‘go-to resource for all who are interested in learning about…

Well worried: everyone I know has a cough… they’re all barking

I even thought about applying Vicks Vaporub to the paws of my dog, who’s been coughing for five months

18 Feb 2016

Could man flu be real after all? Sex hormone estrogen protects women against the virus

A study in American Journal of Physiology reports that the female sex hormone estrogen has anti-viral effects against influenza, meaning…

As a GP I know my terrible illness is just a cold. That doesn’t make it easier

I am a GP. I know a fair bit about colds. I have uttered the famous words ‘This seems to…

7 Oct 2015

Research brings promise of universal flu vaccine, protecting against strains that don’t yet exist

According to new research published in mBio, the online journal of the American Society for Microbiology, scientists may be able…