Bundling Up and Colds (ABC News)
"Since the early 1960s, doctors generally doubted the stereotypical mother's advice that bundling up helps avoid a cold — saying the cold virus causes a cold, not going out in the winter without a hat or with wet hair."
"But now, some doctors say mom's conventional wisdom was right."
"A report coming out in this week's Oxford Journal of Family Practice, an international scientific publication from Oxford University, concludes that chilling can bring on common cold symptoms." 11-05
Cough Syrup Ineffective and Possibly Harmful for Children (ABC News)
"For children younger than 14, the ACCP also strongly urges that over-the-counter cough and cold medications not be used. The risk of dangerous side effects can outweigh any benefits" in treating common colds or flu. 01-06
Does Airborne Stave Off Colds? (ABC News)
"Airborne said that a double-blind, placebo-controlled study was conducted with 'care and professionalism' by a company specializing in clinical trial management, GNG Pharmaceutical Services."
"GNG is actually a two-man operation started up just to do the Airborne study. There was no clinic, no scientists and no doctors. The man who ran things said he had lots of clinical trial experience. He added that he had a degree from Indiana University, but the school says he never graduated." 02-06
Ginseng-Based Remedy for Colds Promising (ABC News)
"A ginseng-based cold remedy called COLD-fX (pronounced cold effects) has taken Canada by storm. A recent study says it can help prevent colds, relieve symptoms once you have a cold and cut down the duration of a cold." 02-06