Lots of people believe that a steaming cup of tea or other hot drink helps ease the sniffles, aches and pains of the flu or common cold.
Now -- researchers have put the claim to scientific test.
Volunteers in the small British study reported immediate relief from their runny noses, sneezing, sore throat and chills when given a hot fruit drink.
Researchers admit the relief from hot drinks could be partly psychological -- just the taste, smell and temperature can be just the medicine we need!
People may realize that fast food isn’t health food, but they don’t realize just how fattening it really is, researchers report. They surveyed people eating at 10 burger, chicken, sandwich and doughnut chains and found they greatly underestimated just how much they were chowing down.
A new line of caffeinated chewing gum is causing jitters among health advocates and prompting federal officials to take a new look at the proliferation of jolt-infused foods, including those marketed to children and teens.
Stress, the slowing of metabolism of middle age, and hormone changes after having a baby are three main reasons why many people see the numbers on the scale going up. Dr. Mehmet Oz shares tips on how to shed those final 10 pounds.