Really? Gargling With Salt Water Can Ease Cold Symptoms - NYTimes.com

Another old-wives-tail bunked. (opposite of de-bunked?)
"At the end of the study period, the group that regularly gargled had a nearly 40 percent decrease in upper respiratory tract infectionscompared with the control group, and when they did get sick, “gargling tended to attenuate bronchial symptoms,” the researchers wrote." (from New York Times)
Posted on September 28, 2010 and filed under Life.