The food we eat influences our bodies' immune responses to infection. So focusing on nutrition is one thing we can do to help protect ourselves in the face of the coronavirus threat.
Syrian refugee family Mohammad Al Mnajer and wife Fouzia Al Hashish sit with their three daughters Judy, second left, Jaidaa, far right, and Baylasan as they eat their after school snack at their home in Mississauga, Ont., in December 2018.
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Research shows that many immigrants are healthier than Canadians when they arrive in the country. The longer they stay, the more their health declines.
The evidence for herbal remedies for colds just isn’t strong enough.
We asked an immunologist to assess the evidence for a popular cold and flu herbal remedy. She concluded there isn't enough evidence to support its use.
Cock and bullion: the $2,000 pizza.
On sale in New York for US$2,000. Don't all rush at once.
Nanotechnology that can detect illnesses will become available next year.
A novel approach to detect bacterial infections in 10-15 minutes is expected to become commercially available next year.
While there’s evidence for the efficacy of some supplements as potential treatments for depression, there’s none for others, and some have been found to be ineffective.
Over two-thirds of Australians are thought to use complementary medicines ranging from vitamin and mineral supplements to herbal to aromatherapy and homeopathic products. Mental health concerns are one…
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Unfortunately, nothing really works – or works that well – to prevent or treat colds.
With symptoms including a runny nose, sore throat, sneezing, cough, headaches and fever, the common cold can leave you feeling rotten for up to two weeks. As the name suggests, they’re annoyingly common…
Zinc can “starve” one of the world’s most deadly bacteria by preventing its uptake of an essential metal. The bacteria, Streptococcus…
A zinc shortage in cells decreases protein stability, leading proteins to lose their shape, stop working and clump together…
Oysters can still play an important role in romance, even though they aren’t an aphrodisiac.
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