Posted by Aston Avery

Dr Zoe Williams reveals weird and wonderful cold remedies

With the UK in the grip of a bad cold and flu season and as the NHS reports mounting pressure on its hospitals, new research reveals the extent to which the UK population is trying to avoid getting ill this winter.

Seven in 10 Brits agree that trying to proactively prevent an illness is better than curing the symptoms, but when it comes to fighting illnesses, it seems old wives’ tales are still proving popular.

The study of 2,000 UK adults, commissioned by Stérimar, found that many of us are opting for the weird and the wonderful remedies including eating raw onions, wearing wet socks in bed, eating oysters, rubbing goose fat on ourselves, and even exercising!

Aston spoke to TV’s Dr Zoe Williams.

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