Immunity

is fresh air good for a cold or bad for it

Is Fresh Air Good for a Cold?

Nearly everyone remembers their parents scolding them as children for venturing outdoors in cooler temperatures with hair still wet from the shower or without a heavy enough coat. Is it true that cold air makes people feel sicker, or does getting out in the fresh air actually reduce symptoms? Some science indicates we should be […] Read more…

how common is herpes anyway

How Common Is Herpes?

People can be infected by eight types of herpes viruses, some of which are associated with childhood illnesses like chickenpox and roseola. When we talk about herpes, though, we typically focus on the two strains that are sexually transmitted: HSV-1 and HSV-2. Just how common is herpes? These two strains are spread when the infected […] Read more…

do you know what vitamins should not be taken together

What Vitamins Should Not Be Taken Together, If Any?

Many people pop their morning vitamins without considering whether taking them all at the same time is truly the best approach. Scientists have long known that some substances counteract each other — it’s why women who use hormonal contraception must take additional measures to prevent pregnancy when on antibiotics. Do some vitamins and minerals cancel […] Read more…

health benefits of fresh air and sunshine outside

Health Benefits of Fresh Air and Sunshine

As spring finally begins to melt the last piles of dingy parking lot snow, many people feel compelled to get outside to enjoy the weather they’ve missed while hibernating in their cozy cabins. But after the first beautiful day or two, many return to their sedentary indoor life. Then, they wonder why they don’t feel […] Read more…

how long do spring allergies last usually

How Long Do Spring Allergies Last Typically?

While spring is the sign of the winter flu season coming to an end, it also brings its own round of health challenges. One reason people may find themselves struggling through spring is their allergies. As the world begins to bloom, allergens become more widespread, causing the same symptoms as a winter head cold. Allergies […] Read more…

how to prevent a cold when you feel it coming on

How to Prevent a Cold When You Feel It Coming

As winter draws to a close, cabin fever drives many people out in the still-warming air where they catch a bit of a chill and, as a result, start to feel a cold coming on. While television ads sing the praises of commercial cold and flu remedies, many such OTC preparations address symptoms but fail […] Read more…

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