with Andy Peebles
Autumn may be the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. but for many people it also marks the beginning of those coughs and sneezes and winter diseases. Dr Alan Maryon -Davis offers a remedy or two that might help to ease the aches and pains of colds, influenza, sinusitis and bronchitis. Should you feed a cold and starve a fever? Do large doses of vitamin c help? Are antibiotics really necessary? He also talks about the dangers to health of extremely cold weather, which can result, for example, In hypothermia, as well as casting a critical eye on the traditional cold remedies such as the ' hot toddy
Alison Rice announces the winners of her competition to find the best definition of ' style ', and with the approach of Hallowe'en, takes a look at the history, superstitions and customs of this special night in the witch's calendar.
Producer MALCOLM BROWN
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