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Cold Remedies

'Feed A Cold, Starve A Fever'? Here's What Science Says

STAT | Posted 09.12.2016 | Healthy Living

Fevers can be caused by both bacteria and viruses -- so the adage "Feed a cold, starve a fever" is an oversimplification.

7 Warm Drinks Perfect for the Holiday Season

Rachel Hollis | Posted 11.23.2016 | Taste
Rachel Hollis

When it's chilly outside there's nothing better than ending the day with a warm cocktail and a book. Whether you're fighting a cold, or craving someth...

Sorry, Your Vitamin C Megadose Is Basically Useless

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 09.21.2015 | Healthy Living

It’s Fall which means flu season and a germy free-for-all — but we’re on it! Here's our guide to staying healthy 'til Spring: Schools are back i...

Feed a Cold...

Marcia Liss | Posted 08.22.2016 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

You're supposed to starve a fever...right?

8 Cold Remedies That Really Work, According To Science

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 02.08.2015 | Science

Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? And should you actually feed a cold and starve a fever? While there's some true behind both, it's...

Drinking A Little Whiskey Might Actually Help Relieve Cold Symptoms

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 01.26.2017 | Taste

"Whisky is liquid sunshine.” -- George Bernard Shaw

Household Cleaning Tips for Cold and Flu Season

Stephanie Snay | Posted 03.30.2015 | Healthy Living
Stephanie Snay

Washing your hands and stocking up on orange juice are great starting points, but there's more you can do at home to decrease your chances of falling ill. Take these steps to keep yourself and your family in good health.

Mom Was Right. Chicken Soup Really Is 'Jewish Penicillin' For Your Cold.

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 12.19.2014 | Taste

She's always right, huh?

How Effective Is Your Cold Remedy?

Maria Rodale | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Isaac Eliaz, MD, MS, LAc, integrative medicine pioneer Let's face it: Beyond making us feel miserable, even a minor cold can be a ma...

The Back to School Guide for Parents

Tasneem Bhatia, M.D. | Posted 10.11.2014 | Parents
Tasneem Bhatia, M.D.

We all get lots of back to school information -- reading lists, supply lists and names of new classmates -- but I realized that most parents don't get a guide to help them prep for the weeks leading into school.

Lizard Soup And 7 Other Cold Remedies From Around The World

Thrillist | Posted 05.04.2014 | Taste

These'll give you a new lease on life and a renewed sense of appreciation for geckos.

You Don't Look So Good: The Sociology of Being Sick

Galanty Miller | Posted 04.09.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

If they can put a man on the moon, why can't they cure the common cold? If a runny nose caused erectile dysfunction, I bet they'd have a dozen cold remedies by now.

Coming to Public Transportation Near You: The Flu

Denise Mattson | Posted 03.31.2014 | Chicago
Denise Mattson

It turns out that scientists know just how easy it is for wayward germs to find a path into your nasal passages in confined spaces like planes, trains and busses.

Did the Cold Cause My Cold?

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 03.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

As an infectious disease doctor, I felt a little embarrassed that I didn't know the definitive answer to this simple question. Especially since I repeatedly rebuke my teenage children for not taking a jacket to school or wearing socks and a sweater at home.

Cold Prevention And Treatment: What Really Works?

Posted 01.27.2014 | Healthy Living

A new review of studies helps weed out what works -- and what doesn't -- when it comes to preventing and treating the common cold. What does seem ...

How to Get Over a Cold in Record Time

Sophie Keller | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Sophie Keller

If you've got a cold or are scared you might catch one, here are a few ways that you can get over it in record time.

7 Things You Don't Know About Colds

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

By Corrie Pikul You know the germiest places in every room and could write a tutorial on hand washing, but you'll still be surprised by the sneaky ...

WATCH: Do At-Home Cold Remedies Really Work?

Posted 12.18.2013 | Healthy Living

One of the biggest goals of this season -- beside finding the best gift for everyone on your shopping list -- is steering clear of colds and the flu. ...

Finally A Home Remedy For Colds That Sounds Delicious

Posted 11.19.2013 | Taste

Oh, what's that you said? We can drink this with whiskey?

10 Soups to Cure a Cold

Food52 | Posted 10.15.2013 | Taste

Go beyond chicken noodle. These soups are just what the doctor ordered.

5 Ways To Fight Congestion

Posted 09.03.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jennifer Warner Medically reviewed by Farrokh Sohrabi, M.D. Stuffy nose making it hard to breathe? While many products may claim to ease conges...

Yolanda Machado

7 Lessons From Abuelita To Prepare For Flu Season | Yolanda Machado | Posted 08.30.2013 | Latino Voices

When my daughter was four months old, she got her first cold. I was a panicked new mom, 3000 miles away from my own family and didn't have a clue what...

I Guess I'm Sick

Alison Rosen | Posted 09.30.2013 | Comedy
Alison Rosen

I am the kind of smug person who never gets sick, which is making the fact that I'm sick right now not only uncomfortable but also baffling. What happened to my superior immune system? My ability to stare down the common cold? My talent for evading influenza?

Recipes and Remedies to Tame a Spring Cold

Epicurious | Posted 04.11.2013 | Taste

What foods and drinks do you turn to when combating a cold? Here are some time-tested cold remedies and personal picks for health-promoting foods.

Does Cold Medicine Work on Kids?

Howard J. Bennett, M.D. | Posted 06.10.2013 | Parents
Howard J. Bennett, M.D.

Research has repeatedly shown that cold medicines don't work for children younger than 6, and they provide only a negligible benefit for those 6 to 12.