Will Vitamin C Cure My Cold?

Whenever I come down with a cold, I buy two things: NyQuil and orange juice. I try to approach the NyQuil with moderation, but I chug the juice, with the belief that the surge of vitamin C will magically heal me. Of course, that never happens, and I spend the next week coughing and blowingRead More

Advil vs. Tylenol

Over-the-counter pain relievers can do wonders for headaches or other pain, but be careful not to damage your liver. Most things in life are about balance and moderation, and pain killers are no different. While Advil, Motrin and Tylenol offer relief when you’ve tweaked your neck or have a fever, taking too much of these medicationsRead More

Can The Flu Shot Get You Sick?

The flu shot comes with some side effects, but how do they compare with the flu’s symptoms? It’s no secret the flu vaccination was designed to help protect you from getting sick with the flu, but can it also cause unwanted side effects? In the United States, flu shots are recommended for everyone 6 monthsRead More

Eat More Chocolate If You Want To Be Healthy

In the words of Cathy and 30 Rock’s Liz Lemon, “Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate! Aack!” To its countless worshippers, chocolate is not just a delicious treat; it’s a lifestyle. So it helps to receive any confirmation whatsoever that it’s a healthy one. Brown University researchers have done their part, finding more evidence to bolster claims that compoundsRead More

Do short, intense workouts really work?

Is a one-minute workout really just as effective as 45 minutes? HIIT workouts, or high-intensity interval training, are popular among fitness fanatics — they’re short, effective and leave you sweaty. But are they really better than a 60-minute run? In the widely reported study earlier this year (with the irresistible 1-minute exercise headline), researchers fromRead More