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A Virus for Every Season

24 Jul 2020

We have all heard the claim, passed down the generations, that you catch a cold by being exposed to cold weather. That’s what I used to believe when I was younger. Then I graduated to the...

Can Zinc Lozenges Help with Coronavirus Infections?

12 Mar 2020

First, let's talk a bit about zinc. It is an essential mineral for one's health. We cannot live without it. But we don’t need very much. About 15 mgs a day will do. Zinc is important in wound...

Hypothermia Can Sometimes Save Lives

22 Feb 2019

This article was first published in The Montreal Gazette.

H3N2 Influenza: Why Is It Called H3N2?

10 Jan 2018

It may seem as if flu viruses get chosen based on a sluggish and never-ending game of bingo....

Airplane air doesn't make you sick

11 May 2017

It’s time to put to rest the idea that plane air will make you sick. While the thought makes sense, as the air on a plane is indeed recycled, and the many passengers are spreading their germs into...

Is Chicken Soup Really Good for the Common Cold?

20 Mar 2017

Moses Maimoindes, the noted physician/philosopher sure thought so over 800 years ago when he recommended it to his patients. Modern research has actually shown that chicken soup, more than other...

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