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Get shots for the flu, zinc (maybe) for the common cold

When flu season arrives, most health professionals recommend getting flu shots. But for colds, some researchers are -- again -- claiming that zinc might help.

Tags: zinc , The Cochrane Collaboration , cold , Zicam , Food and Drug Administration , Evan Haning

Monday - 02/21/2011, 03:44pm EST

Harmful side effects for treating kids' common colds

Some pharmaceutical treatments for kids with a cold may be more effective than chicken soup and hot tea, but experts warn they can also come with some serious side effects.

Tags: cold , antihistamine

Monday - 02/07/2011, 09:35am EST