Monday, December 03, 2007

More health reporting like this, please!
CHICAGO (AP) -- A teaspoon of honey before bed seems to calm children's coughs and help them sleep better, according to a new study that relied on parents' reports of their children's symptoms.

The folk remedy did better than cough medicine or no treatment in a three-way comparison. Honey may work by coating and soothing an irritated throat, the study authors said.
Sure, it's probably not that surprising to many. But it's simple, useful brandless knowledge, passed around and shared by the human species using a dedicated "knowledge spreading" organizations like a newswire. That is a Good Thing.

1 comment:

  1. "Brandless knowledge".

    I dig it.