Souper broth! An old wives" tale? No, chicken soup really CAN fight a cold, say scientists

Souper broth! An old wives' tale No, chicken soup really CAN fight a cold, say scientistsA compound found in chicken soup – carnosine – helps the body’s immune system to fight the early stages of flu, research has found | UPDATED: 22:11 GMT, 22 December 2012 Super food: A compound found in chicken soup, called carnosine, helps the body's immune system to fight the early stages of flu, researchers have found Chicken soup is good for the soul, they say.

The boy who is eating his bedroom: Rare condition of Zach, 5, who can"t tell the difference between food and inedible objects

The boy who is eating his own bedroom: Zach, 5, can't tell the difference between food and inedible objects because of rare condition Youngster suffers from extreme form of a disorder called Pica Eats blinds and plaster from walls as has a constant need to chewZach is also autistic and cannot speakMother Rachel plans to build 'safe room' without objects he can eat | UPDATED: 14:22 GMT, 25 May 2012 Five-year-old Zach Tahir suffers from a rare medical condition which means he's slowly eating his way through his bedroom.

Kid"s won"t eat their greens? Stickers work better than "false" words of praise

Children won”t eat their greens Stickers work better than “false” words of praiseSmall rewards help change children”s attitudes to foodVerbal praise not effective as youngsters see it as “insincere” A study found youngsters who were offered small rewards were more inclined to eat vegetables If you”re fighting a losing battle trying to convince your children to gobble up their greens, a simple solution might be at hand. A study found that youngsters who were offered small rewards, such as stickers, for eating shunned foods were more inclined to change their attitude. However verbal praise didn”t work in the majority of cases, as researchers said parents” words might have seemed “insincere”.