We Know Almost Nothing About the Omicron Variant

We Know Almost Nothing About the Omicron Variant

South Africa, the country that initially flagged Omicron to WHO this week, has experienced a surge of new cases—some reportedly in people who were previously infected or vaccinated—and the virus has already spilled across international borders into places such as Hong...
Can Antioxidant Supplements Prevent Heart Disease?

Can Antioxidant Supplements Prevent Heart Disease?

The reasoning behind our enthusiasm for antioxidants makes a lot of sense. Our normal metabolism creates potentially dangerous substances called free radicals. We can also be exposed to free radicals from toxins like cigarette smoke, excessive sun exposure, and...
Does Zinc Really Help Treat Colds?

Does Zinc Really Help Treat Colds?

If used early in the course of illness, participants who used zinc under their tongue or as a nasal spray 1.8 times more likely to recover before those who used a placebo. …..webmd.com, Does Zinc Really Help Treat Colds?, Lindsay Kalter, 2021 On the downside,...
No Sugar-Free Candy This Halloween

No Sugar-Free Candy This Halloween

New findings suggest that our taste buds have another hidden talent: identifying foods that don’t give us any energy at all. Scientists suspected this ability after research in mice showed that their taste buds could distinguish between sugar and calorie-free...
 

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