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 Postpartum depression may raise heart risks Medical This is why it's so hard to quit smoking News Cholera case reported in Limpopo, patient recovering Medical Storing insulin in home fridges may lower effectiveness Medical Type 1 diabetes often misdiagnosed in adults Medical SEE: 1 in 6 people will suffer from a stroke From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Quit smoking » How to beat triggers that make you crave a cigarette You need to learn how to beat the behavioural, environmental and emotional triggers if you want to succeed in quitting smoking. Hygiene » Your showerhead may be bathing you in germs You probably think showering will wash away dirt and germs, but your showerhead might dump nasty bacteria on you instead that may cause lung infections.