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There's still no cure for the common cold obviously but a new study indicates an over the counter supplement.
Could be the next best thing.
A group of researchers now reports what mom always said that zinc in -- -- or syrups may reduce the length and severity of a cold.
Thing is back in 1999 those same researchers.
Found no evidence that -- worked.
Guess they found that now -- -- with -- news live in New York City tonight -- is this an updated report that we can trust here is this like I don't know coughing.
-- even medical professionals say when dealing with over the counter -- It is difficult to know what works but doctor Marc Siegel what the Fox News medical aid team -- many others tells us that today's report.
From the Cochran collaboration is valuable because they considered multiple trials in these studies go back 25 year.
-- came up with fifteen studies that they believe -- well done.
-- look for some clarity in that matter some standardization.
And they've discovered that all along the whole zinc appears to be helpful treatment that is a good thing to know.
Still doctor -- warns this is improve the zinc works -- says these are only observational studies based on how.
Accurately patients report their symptoms -- what what did they observe about the level of effectiveness here.
All the report -- looked at placebo controlled double blind trials involving more than thirteen hundred people.
And found the -- not only appears to help shorten a cold but when used as a supplement for at least five months pediatricians prescribe fewer antibiotics good news there other reports though.
Found -- can cause nausea it can -- the bad taste in your mouth and some found that they have lost their sense of smell when using zinc in a nasal spray as always it's best to consult your doctors before using any prescription or.
Over the counter medication but some good news for people who believe in -- -- Consult a doctor mom mom she always seems to be right that's right you see -- thank you congresswoman Gabby Giffords making new Prague.
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