Common cold & flu medicines ‘set to disappear from shelves’ after major review

AN INGREDIENT found in popular over-the-counter cold medicines like Sudafed PE and Boots Cold & Flu capsules has been deemed ineffective by a panel of drug experts. The 16 member panel unanimously decided that phenylephrine is useless when taken in pill or liquid form, as it works no better than a placebo to clear bunged … Read more

Parents heartbroken as ‘beautiful’ daughter, 5, dies days after catching ‘cold’

A FAMILY has been left devastated after their five year old died from what doctors mistook as a common cold. Cathy Kassis, from Australia, had in fact been struck down with Strep A, a bacteria that can cause serious respiratory and skin infections. 2 Cathy died of Strep A after doctors mistook her symptoms of a … Read more

Is your summer cold actually new Covid variant Eris as cases surge?

IT’S time to stock up on tissues, paracetamol and Covid tests again. Yes, that’s right, Covid appears to be on the rise once more. 1 Eris is thought to be less severe that previous variants but more contagiousCredit: Getty But this time, a new Omicron variant has taken centre stage – and people are calling … Read more

Justin Gaethje knocks Dustin Poirier out cold with brutal headkick KO at UFC 291

JUSTIN Gaethje claimed the UFC’s BMF title with a brutal head-kick KO of long-time rival Dustin Poirier. The fan favourite renewed his rivalry with his fellow former interim lightweight champion on Saturday night in the main event of UFC 291 in Salt Lake City, Utah. 6 Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje renewed their rivalry at … Read more

Bloody Tony Ferguson on brink of retiring after being choked out cold at UFC 291

TONY FERGUSON’s UFC future is hanging in the balance after he was choked unconscious in his SIXTH straight loss. The former interim lightweight champion faced fellow MMA vet Bobby Green on the pay-per-view portion of a stacked UFC 291 card in Salt Lake City on Saturday night. 6 Tony Ferguson locked horns with Bobby Green … Read more

Deontay Wilder was knocked out cold ‘twitching’ on floor by Wladimir Klitschko during sparring, claims witness Whyte

DEONTAY WILDER was hailed in defeat for a chin as tough as his fighting spirit after Tyson Fury’s trilogy triumph. But fellow heavyweight Dillian Whyte claimed he once saw the American knocked out cold and ‘twitching’ by legend Wladimir Klitschko during sparring. 3 Dillian Whyte was a sparring partner of Wladimir Klistchko in 2014 3 … Read more