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Honey Is Better Than Antibiotics for Coughs and Colds, Study Finds

In All Health Watch, Featured Article, General Health, Immune Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

When it comes to colds and coughs, most of us look for relief in all the wrong places.

Your first choice is probably your local drugstore. You’ll find dozens of cough suppressants, antihistamines, decongestants, pain relievers, and other cold medications to choose from.

If you go to your doctor, you’ll likely get a prescription for an antibiotic.

A new analysis shows there’s a natural remedy that works better than anything you’ll get at a pharmacy.

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Coronavirus: Cell Phones Cause ‘Rapid’ Spread, Researchers Find

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, Health Warning, Immune Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

Cell phones are “ideal vehicles” for spreading coronavirus.

That’s the conclusion of researchers who completed a major new analysis of how the devices transmit germs.

Researchers from Australia’s Bond University reviewed 56 studies focused on contamination of cell phones by pathogens including viruses. The data was extensive…gathered from 24 countries between 2006 and 2019.[1]

Professor Lotti Tajouri was the study author.

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Coronavirus: Doctors Test Ancient Remedy

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, General Health, Immune Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

One of the world’s oldest medicines is now being tested to potentially fight one of the newest diseases.

Colchicine was first used as a health remedy by the ancient Greeks more than 2,000 years ago. It is an extract of the crocus flower.

The Greeks used it as a laxative. Six centuries later, the Byzantines discovered that colchicine eases the inflammation of gout.

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Coronavirus: Seniors Are Showing Odd Symptoms

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Featured Article, General Health, Health Warning, Immune Health, Mental Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

By now most of us know the main symptoms of COVID-19: a fever, cough, and shortness of breath. 

But doctors are noticing something strange in older coronavirus patients. They may have none of these signs. 

Instead, some show an entirely different range of symptoms.[1]

Doctors have found that older coronavirus patients may just feel “off” at first. Their behavior may change.

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Coronavirus: Supplements Are an Important Weapon, Study Finds

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, Diet and Nutrition, Featured Article, Immune Health by Garry Messick0 Comments

The news from the labs has not been good…

Hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug once thought to be the best hope for a coronavirus treatment, was found to have serious drawbacks.

A study using 368 Veterans Affairs patients showed that using hydroxychloroquine on COVID-19 sufferers didn’t reduce the need for ventilators. And it was associated with higher risk of death.[1]

Another study found hydroxychloroquine led to potentially fatal abnormal heart rhythms in coronavirus patients.

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COVID-19: We’ve Been Here Before…Lessons From 1918

In All Health Watch, Coronavirus, General Health, Health Warning, Immune Health by Garry Messick2 Comments

The disease spread quickly, killing thousands of Americans a day.

Doctors had no effective treatments. There was no vaccine. 

Parts of the country were locked down. The economy ground to a halt. Politicians were divided on whether to enforce quarantines or go about business as usual. 

The year was 1918. Spanish flu was ravishing the nation. Although today’s COVID-19 crisis seems unprecedented, it’s not.

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