Picks and Pans Review: Cold Facts
updated 09/13/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 09/13/2010 AT 01:00 AM EDT
SUPPLEMENTS DON'T WORK
Most have been pushed without good evidence. Vitamin C, Echinacea, Airborne: They won't keep you from getting a cold.
CATCHING A CHILL'S OKAY
Being cold does not cause colds. Same for going outside with wet hair. Stop worrying, moms.
CHICKEN SOUP REALLY HELPS
There's evidence it reduces inflammation, which reduces symptoms.