Zika virus ‘scarier than thought’ says US

The Zika virus is "scarier" than first thought and its impact on the US could be greater than predicted, public health officials have admitted. A wider range of birth defects has been linked to the virus, said Dr Anne Schuchat of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And the mosquitoes that carry [...]

Preventing Colds and Flu

Many people believe echinacea can prevent Colds, and vitamin C can cure the Flu. But is there scientific evidence to back this up? <h2>Can vitamin C stop a cold?</h2> "Research has found no evidence that vitamin C prevents colds," says Dr Hasmukh Joshi, vice-chair of the Royal College of GPs. In 2007, the authors of a review of [...]