Sunday, July 19, 2009

If Your Kid Has a Cough, Try Honey

Norman Lavin, LA Children's Health Examiner, 7/18/2009

Honey may sweeten your tea or embellish your desserts, but it may also be real medicine. Researchers at Penn State Medical School experimented with young children who were coughing. On the first night, a group of kids received neither cough medicine nor honey. On the following night, half of the kids received teaspoons of honey, and half received honey-flavored (not real honey) cough medicine.

The half who received real honey slept better and experienced less episodes of coughing…

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