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Friday, December 3, 2010

The best way to cure a cold

Woman on her cell phone. Come down with a case of the sniffles? Get plenty of rest, sip chicken soup...and call your mom for some TLC. According to recent research from the University of Wisconsin, people who received empathy got over a cold a day earlier than those who didn't. "Kindness may be more effective for treating sickness than zinc, vitamin C, and even anti-viral drugs," says study author David Rakel, M.D. "That  may be because it helps relieve stress and boost the immune system." So put down that medicine—and pick up the phone!

Article from Shape Magazine, November 2010

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