Home > Newsletters > Daily: Love or hate Earth Hour? > Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxic > Health-in-Motion Updated 09 June 2017 Zinc may just be your secret weapon against the common cold Zinc may just be your secret weapon against the common cold. An analysis of existing research suggests that zinc acetate lozenges may improve a patient’s chances of recovering from the condition three-fold. Seventy percent of test subjects recovered after using zinc acetate lozenges for five days, compared to only 27% of those who were given placebos. Although there is compelling evidence supporting the efficacy of the drug, more research is needed to determine the most effective dosage and formulation for cold-fighting zinc acetate tablets. 0 More: Daily Dose: This is why your vanilla or cinnamon flavoured e-cigarette is toxicHealth-in-Motion advertisement Other news Medical Innovative device may revolutionise diagnosing malaria News Meet the woman who battles with a compulsive ‘hair-pulling’ disorder Medical What is 'blue light therapy' and how can it help relieve constipation? Medical SA first country to break all barriers to revolutionary TB drug Medical Here’s how to train your bladder Medical How your mucus can be a guide to sinusitis treatment From our sponsors Tell us of your unusual allergy and stand a chance to win R2 000! WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher! Stand a chance to win an Alpecin product hamper worth R1 500! FLU SURVEY: Stand a chance of winning R2 000 cash! Live healthier The juicing trend » A cup of beetroot juice daily can reduce blood pressure Pomegranate juice protects brain The truth about juicing The juicing trend has been around for decades, but how good is it for you really? Your menstrual cycle » SEE: 14 facts about menstruation you might not know Your diet and PMS 5 period apps that make tracking your menstrual cycle a breeze Know exactly when Aunt Flow is on her way.