Reaching for the rock

Hamilton, Kendall; Miller, Susan
January 1997
Newsweek;1/20/1997, Vol. 129 Issue 3, p48
Informs that zinc-based lozenges are a popular cold remedy in the 1997 cold season. A Cleveland Clinic 1996 report regarding the effect of zinc on people with colds; Alternative medicine claims regarding zinc; The increased sales of Cold-Eeze from Quigley Corp.; The inconclusive findings regarding the efficacy of zinc in fighting colds; Warnings regarding intake of zinc.


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