November 2021

Zinc Supplements for Preventing and Treating Acute Viral Respiratory Tract Infections
Various publications have suggested that zinc plays multifaceted roles in immunity, inflammation, tissue injury, hemostasis, lowering blood pressure, and aiding in tissue response to hypoxia. In a recent study in BMJ, researchers theorized that zinc may also have a role in the treatment of the COVID-19 virus. Read more.

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New Nonprescription Lozenges and Spray for Relieving Sore Throat, Pain, and Irritation
On November 1, 2021, Reckitt, the manufacturer of the OTC cough and cold products, Mucinex, announced the launch of their new products, known as Mucinex InstaSoothe. This new product line includes lozenges and sprays that are designed to numb, soothe, and relieve sore throat pain. Read more.

Physical Activity Increases Function in Patients With Knee Osteoarthritis
Research indicates that exercise programs and photobiomodulation (PBM) may aid in modulating the inflammatory process of minimizing functional disability due to osteoarthritis (OA). In a recent study, researchers investigated the effects of PBM with a physical exercise program in functional capacity, serum inflammatory, and cartilage degradation biomarkers in patients with knee OA. Read more.


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