With the winter weather set to hit and the heat index still high, it is easy to get the feeling that it could get worse in coming days.
While some people are already experiencing respiratory problems and even death, a recent study found that the golden kitty could be even more of a health hazard.
The researchers say they will be releasing a study to determine the effectiveness of golden kenny as a cough remedy.
The research, conducted by researchers at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), will be published in the Journal of Applied Pharmacology.
They say the study found “a number of potential risks” from using the cough remedy and added that they had been unable to find a placebo for the treatments.
While there is no evidence that the remedies could cause a person to develop pneumonia or other serious respiratory problems, there is a concern that the treatment could actually increase the risk of developing the conditions.
The study, which was led by Dr Anthony Tully, said the study did not examine the effectiveness or safety of the treatments individually.
Instead, they looked at the association between the treatment and cough, as well as whether the treatment caused a worsening cough, the researchers said.
The paper found that there was an increased risk of exacerbating the condition when using the golden catnip.
While the treatment did not cause respiratory problems in the study participants, the effects of the treatment were not statistically significant.
Dr Tully said the research showed the efficacy of the cough remedies did not depend on the type of cough or severity of the condition.
“While the effects were statistically significant in some cases, the significance was reduced when we looked at a wider range of conditions including pneumonia and other common conditions that are caused by the same underlying underlying disorder,” Dr Tullys study said.
“This means that we do not yet have evidence that using the treatments can cause a serious respiratory problem or lead to an exacerbation of a condition.”
He added that further studies were needed to see if the treatments caused a significant increase in the risk and if they had any safety or efficacy issues.
“Although the results of this study suggest the use of the golden kittens is not recommended, it does not mean that the use is safe or that the treatments are not effective,” Dr Nellie Jones, a co-author of the study, said.
Ms Jones said the researchers were unable to determine which treatments were safe or effective in terms of reducing the risk for exacerbating cough and pneumonia.
“There is still a lot of work to do in order to determine if the results are consistent with a causal association between using the catnips and respiratory conditions,” she said.
But the researchers did find that the effect was most pronounced when using golden kenna.
While it is possible that the cough exacerbates pneumonia, the risk is still small, Ms Jones explained.
Dr Jones said that the research was based on a small sample of people and that further research was needed to confirm the findings.
“The results of our study are not surprising given the potential for exacerbation in people who have underlying conditions such as asthma, COPD, and COPD related to allergies,” Dr Jones told ABC News.
“We hope to get more data in the future so we can make further progress on these issues.”
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