To Tamiflu or Not to Tamiflu?

The flu is hitting hard and you may have friends and family that are getting sick. Here is the information you need to know about current treatment options for the flu.

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Cold and Flu: Do Natural Health Products Work?

Cold and flu are two of the most common illnesses and there is no “cure” for either. While some claim that products such as vitamin C or garlic have helped prevent illness or shorten the duration of the disease, there is often little scientific evidence to back up those claims. And, even if these products are natural, they are not necessarily safe.

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Honey: The Sweetest Medicine?

Parents of children who are coughing due to a cold or flu may want to try using honey to relieve their children’s symptoms. A new study suggests that giving children honey before bedtime can give them relief and help them (and their parents!) get a good night of sleep.

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Glucosamine Supplements: Good for Joints But Possibly Risky for Diabetes

Glucosamine is a popular dietary supplement used by many who suffer from joint pain. Most dietary supplements make claims that aren’t backed by scientific research, but NIH reports that daily doses of glucosamine can lower pain. As a result, the supplements are recommended by many physicians. But may these pills actually be dangerous?

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