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sarongsong
2004-Dec-13, 01:50 AM
There should be no shortage of volunteers to test this (http://english.pravda.ru/main/18/90/360/14708_sex.html) hypothesis! :P

Normandy6644
2004-Dec-13, 01:57 AM
:o

:lol:

MrObvious
2004-Dec-13, 04:12 AM
No wonder I've been sick lately. <SIGH> I guess I'm just going to have to take better care of myself from now on. For the record I do so only under protest....:D

Theta Orionis
2004-Dec-13, 04:18 AM
I've been taking zinc to treat colds....
:cry:

tuffel999
2004-Dec-13, 04:24 AM
Efficacy of zinc against common cold viruses: an overview.
Hulisz D
Am Pharm Assoc. 2004 Sep-Oct;44(5):594-603.

Don't worry you should do fine.

Dark Helmet
2004-Dec-13, 04:27 AM
I though that the virus was so prone to genetic mutation, that the immune system could not develop an antibody to nullify it, like it can do with a pox virus.

Odd.

tuffel999
2004-Dec-13, 04:30 AM
Well they are claiming phagocyte based killing and get a load of this quote:


Phagocytes are cells that help the body rid itself of various ailments. This is how they work: once they locate an alien body, they penetrate it and trigger self-destruction.

:lol:

The Supreme Canuck
2004-Dec-13, 04:31 AM
Oh, don't trust Pravda about anything. You've been warned.

Candy
2004-Dec-13, 06:44 AM
I wondered why I haven't had a cold in 3 years. 8-[

zebo-the-fat
2004-Dec-13, 09:12 AM
Ooooh .... I feel so ill! I'm going to bed! :D :D :D :D :D :D :D

frogesque
2004-Dec-13, 08:17 PM
There should be no shortage of volunteers to test this (http://english.pravda.ru/main/18/90/360/14708_sex.html) hypothesis! :P

But does it cure headaches? 8)

Swift
2004-Dec-13, 08:30 PM
There should be no shortage of volunteers to test this (http://english.pravda.ru/main/18/90/360/14708_sex.html) hypothesis! :P

But does it cure headaches? 8)
It's never been tested. :wink:

Candy
2004-Dec-13, 08:32 PM
There should be no shortage of volunteers to test this (http://english.pravda.ru/main/18/90/360/14708_sex.html) hypothesis! :P

But does it cure headaches? 8)
It's never been tested. :wink:
Oh, that's just not right. =D> :lol:

Swift
2004-Dec-13, 08:37 PM
On a serious note (I know, I'm in big trouble here :wink: ), I can think of two alternative explanations why this "cure" might work. I have found when I have a cold that sometimes physical activity, such as running, helps. I suspect this might be because you breath more deeply and that might help clear out the congestion. I also find that getting a little overheated, either by exercise, or just a very hot bath or piling on the blankets helps, again I suspect because the warmth might help clear congestion. I also think the increased temperature might help the body fight the disease (is that why you get a fever?). I also wonder if the increased blood flow might help.

I suspect that the form of exercise described in the article might have a similar effects.