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.

Man’s TRUE best friend: Dogs really do console us when we cry – and they treat strangers with just as much empathy

Man”s TRUE best friend: How dogs can respond to our emotions more than other humans Study at Goldsmiths University shows dogs will spot crying people and approach and nuzzle Behaviour seems hardwired based on thousands of years of “best friend” partnershipEven strangers get the same level of concern as a dog”s owner

Orphaned kangaroo and wombat are inseparable friends (they even share the same pouch)

True blue mates! Orphaned kangaroo and wombat are inseparable friends (they even share the same pouch) Anzac the joey and Peggy the wombat sleep together at the Wildlife Kilmore Rescue Centre in Victoria, AustraliaCentre said the unlikely friends are comforted by each other”s movement and heartbeat