With all the swine flu hype going on, it's easy to forget that we're also heading into cold season. Over at the New York Times, one columnist takes on the claim that garlic can help prevent colds, and finds that it just might. In a double-blind study published in Britain in 2001, the article reports, the group that received garlic supplements came down with less colds than the placebo group, and had a quicker recovery time. Although the research is limited, it appears that garlic certainly can't hurt when it comes to cold season.
-- Lisa Lombardi