Healing honey

Cough medicines don't work and they can have unpleasant side effects. Doctors are starting to recommend honey instead.

By Emily Sohn, 00:00 AM February 6, 2008

Coughs, sniffles, sneezes, runny noses: Colds and other nasty lung infections are especially common in winter. To fight the misery, many people swallow syrups and pills that claim to clear stuffy noses, soothe sore throats, stifle coughs, and improve sleep.

Growing evidence, however, suggests that these medicines don't really work. What's worse, they can have unpleasant—even dangerous—side effects, especially for young children. That's why some doctors are now recommending an ancient remedy...

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