The BBC reports that a new drug named 'Draco' has the potential to kill cold viruses, swine flu, polio, dengue, and Ebola. Other drugs like interferon which work against viruses tend to produce an immune response that causes intense side effects; Draco appeared not to spark such a response.
Tests done on mice yielded positive results, but they have yet to be tested on actual humans. Says immunologist Hugh Pennington, "No-one can say when the next pandemic will occur, it may be next year or it may be in 100 years' time. [...] If we had a wonder drug like Draco might be, we could sleep much easier at night." However, some scientists are still skeptical, like Dr. Leo James. He says: "It is potentially very exciting but because the results are so unusual and because it was published in an unusual journal it needs to be proven by others."
Getting into a tub of ice sounds excruciating, but since ice can reduce inflammation and lessen joint pain, that means it could benefit those with super sore muscles. Studies have also shown that prolonged exposure to cold can activate brown
fat, which will help burn the white fat in your body, helping to keep
you slim. Read more
Wheat bread used to be considered the best pick for healthier sandwiches. But with the arrival offortified breads, health experts agree that even the white variety can provide near-equal health benefits of wheat. Here's why. Read more
Yoga is supposed to be that two-in-one exercise that can calm your mind and give you the exercise your body needs. Yet it can be pretty stressful at the same time. For one, there's the accidental farting thing. Then there's that humanistic fear of not being able to stretch as well as your classmates. Read more