August 20, 2014

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  • Zinc: Fighting the Cold War

    Zinc: Fighting the Cold War

    by Berkeley Wellness

    We all know that there's no cure for the common cold. But some research makes the case for zinc, showing that if used early enough, it can shorten colds by about a day and reduce their severity.

  • Shingles
    Ask the Experts

    Shingles

    by Berkeley Wellness

    It used to be assumed that a first outbreak boosted the immune system’s ability to ward off another attack, and that recurrences happened primarily in people with compromised immune systems. But is that always the case?

  • Can Weather Hurt Your Health?

    Can Weather Hurt Your Health?

    by Berkeley Wellness

    Weather and well-being are intimately linked. Rain, drought and snow have had drastic effects on history and human health. But can weather bring on joint pain and colds, or even lead to a heart attack? See what the science says.

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