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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘cold’

Zinc Supplements Studied For The Common Cold

Although Americans are hit with 1 billion colds each year, most view it as some invisible enemy to which they’ll inevitably succumb. We wait until the running nose and sore throat symptoms set in and then head to our local pharmacy to self-medicate or hit the nearest urgent care so we can try to make it to work the next …

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Cold Remedies: Natural Ways to Fight the Seasonal Bug

Over-the-counter drugs are great but are also known to have a lot of associated side effects. According to a report done by Health.com, Dr. David Leopold, MD, mentioned how natural remedies look slightly more promising. “I believe that most of the over-the-counter products just mask symptoms, which is great to get you through the day,” he said. “But a lot …

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U.S. is Experiencing an Average Flu Season

The weather is cold across much of the U.S. and the flu season is now nearing its peak. A new poll out this week from Gallup shows that 2.8% of American adults in December reported being sick with the flu the previous day. This percentage represents a slight uptick from the 2% who said the same thing in November. Despite …

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It’s So Cold Escaped Prisoners Are Turning Themselves In

It’s really cold out there. Really, really cold. A good chunk of the country is still feeling the effects of the Polar Vortex, arctic cyclone, circumpolar whirl – or whatever you want to call it – and that means that a lot of people are blanketed by single-digit and even sub-zero temps. How cold is it? Well, it’s apparently cold …

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Polar Vortex: Harbinger of Coldness

With a polar vortex gripping the northern and central regions of the country, the National Weather Service warns that “life-threatening wind chill” is something to be taken seriously, as parts of the U.S. brace for temperature lows not seen in decades. The NWS broadcasts, “The coldest temperatures in almost two decades will spread into the northern and central U.S. today …

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Satellites Help Pinpoint the Coldest Spot on Earth

With temperatures in the U.S. plunging this week, researchers have found a way to make the snow-packed streets of the east coast seem like a tropical paradise. Scientists at the American Geophysical Union meeting this week in San Francisco unveiled research that has pinpointed the coldest place on Earth. The location is, of course, in Antarctica, on a high ridge …

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