All Posts Tagged With "cold"

Doonesbury – Jenny McCarthy

Skeptical Fails and Wins This Week

20 February 2011 by Melany Hamill

Hello Skeptifans, It’s sunny and beautiful in Vancouver today. How’s it going in the rest of the country? Here are the Fails and Wins in the media this week: Sent in by Erik. Where to find scientific research with negative results BoingBoing republished some great tips, (originally found here), about where to find information about […]

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Coughs, colds, and the “appealing but mistaken concept of boosting the immune system”

Coughs, colds, and the “appealing but mistaken concept of boosting the immune system”

24 January 2011 by Erik Davis

I came down with a nasty cold before the holidays – so bad that I briefly thought I had the flu, and was cursing myself for having waited so long to get the flu shot, which I’d received just before the symptoms began. Amidst all the sniffling and groaning and self-pitying, it occurred to me […]

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Posted in Alternative Medicine, Diet and Nutrition, Health, Medical Conditions, Medicinal Advertising, Skepticism, Vaccines27 Comments