In Focus:

Does chicken soup really help fight a cold?

We all know the grandmotherly wisdom of serving chicken soup to someone with a cold, but does this particular meal really have medicinal properties? Could slurping up chicken soup save me a trip to the local pharmacy?

You won't find studies in humans that prove chicken soup can fight a cold, but there's enough evidence to make it worth trying.

Read the whole article

More hot stories

Choosing baby's sex

While old wives' tales suggest that a woman's diet or sexual position during conception can affect a baby's sex, these theories remain unproved. Likewise, researchers have found that timing sex in relation to ovulation — such as having sex days before ovulation to conceive a boy or closer to ovulation...

Read More

A mental trick to help you deal with rude people this holiday season

The holidays tend bring out the worst in people. Whether it's being cut off by some jerk stealing your spot in the mall parking lot, having a relative pick apart your latest life choice or being subjected to a coworker's constant humble brag about finishing up her holiday shopping back in July, there's...

Read More

Bugs in the Christmas Tree?Should You Worry?

Sam Minturn's Christmas tree farm in Hilmar, CA, sits next to an alfalfa field. One recent holiday season, the ladybugs from the field decided his trees were the perfect warm place to spend the winter. "We went out and put a ribbon on every tree that had ladybugs" to alert customers,...

Read More