Let’s Bust (Or Believe) Some Old Wives Tales…

1. Chicken soup when you’re sick helps to fight colds

TRUE! In a study published in CHEST Journal, researches found that chicken soup has anti-inflammatory properties that help to relieve the symptoms associated with respiratory infections and has the potential to accelerate mucus clearing. Chicken contains the amino acid cysteine which is similar to acetylcysteine which doctors prescribe for patients.

2. Honey cures a cold.

TRUE! Researchers think that the stickiness and viscosity of honey helps to alleviates coughs while the antioxidants found in honey aid in the healing process.

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Ouch, That’s Painful

No PainPain, according to the International Association for the Study of Pain, is “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage”.

It is the most common reason to visit a doctor and it is a major symptom in many medical conditions. It is classified according to specific characteristics, which include the region of the body, the system whose dysfunction may be causing the pain, duration and pattern of occurrence, intensity and tie since onset and the origin.

Pain is part of the body’s natural defence system and it produces a reflex retraction from the painful stimulus, and has tendencies to protect the affected body part while it heals and to avoid the harmful situation in the future. It is an important part of life and vital to healthy survival.

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