common cold

Plasma could cure common cold


December 4th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Inhaling streams of electrically charged gas could help overcome the common cold, a new study reveals. Scientists have discovered that a stream of matter known as ... Read more...

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Sex hormones help women beat common cold


June 24th, 2011 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, June 24 (IANS) Young women have it easier when it comes to fighting common cold as compared to their male counterparts.Researchers led by Professor John Upham at the University ... Read more...

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US scientists grow cold-causing virus on sinus tissue


April 11th, 2011 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 11 (ANI): Scientists have managed to grow a recently discovered species of human rhinovirus (HRV), the most frequent cause of the common cold, in culture, on sinus tissue removed during ... Read more...

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Exercise, helping others can be as effective as drugs to treat mental illnesses


February 18th, 2011 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A new study has suggested that lifestyle changes-such as getting more exercise, time in nature, or helping others-can be as effective as drugs or counseling to treat an ... Read more...

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Take zinc to shake off cold


February 16th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 16 (IANS) Take zinc to shake off a nasty cold, a review study says. The latest Cochrane Review found that people who took a zinc syrup solution or lozenge ... Read more...

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Study: Echinacea isn’t an effective treatment for the common cold


December 21st, 2010 - 8:44 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Wisconsin, Dec 21 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Herbal medicine enthusiasts were very happy when it emerged that Echinacea does indeed cure cold.They might be disappointed now because latest study has revealed that the plant ... Read more...

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People who exercise regularly ‘less likely to get a cold’


November 2nd, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 02 (ANI): A new research has indicated that people who are physically fit and active have fewer and milder colds.The US researchers based their findings on 1,000 adults up to ... Read more...

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Breakthrough test could spell the end of ‘manflu’


September 7th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 7 (ANI): Men often pretend to suffer from flu even when it's just a common cold to get more sympathy - but a new breakthrough will help scientists find out ... Read more...

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Aged garlic extract can lower blood pressure


August 16th, 2010 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 16 (ANI): While garlic is renowned for curing almost everything from the common cold to the plague, researchers have found that the humble garlic bulb can also lower blood pressure. ... Read more...

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Zinc spray for common cold can lead to loss of smell: Study


July 21st, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, July 21 (ANI): A new study has warned that zinc nasal gels and sprays are not only ineffective in preventing or reducing the duration of the common cold but can cause ... Read more...

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Men moan and grone more to gain sympathy (Lead)


June 9th, 2010 - 8:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) Nearly 50 percent of men exaggerate minor ailments like cold symptoms to gain sympathy, a new study has found. The research led by Engage Mutual reveals that one in ... Read more...

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Men exaggerate illness to gain sympathy: study


June 9th, 2010 - 2:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 9 (IANS) A new study reveals that nearly 50 percent of men exaggerate minor ailments like cold symptoms to gain sympathy. The research led by Engage Mutual reveals that one in ... Read more...

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Mining responsible for TB epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa: Study


June 8th, 2010 - 3:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Researchers have said that there may be a link between the mining activities and spread of tuberculosis in sub-Saharan Africa.The study analyzed data from 44 sub-Saharan African countries, ... Read more...

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Get social and stay fit, feel good


September 12th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 12 (IANS) Are you a loner who keeps a strict watch over diet and exercises regularly? Well, get social, for that's the way to stay healthy and fit, say researchers. The ... Read more...

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13 new swine flu cases in Kerala, total 69


August 15th, 2009 - 10:21 pm ICT by IANS
Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 15 (IANS) Thirteen new cases of swine flu were confirmed in Kerala Saturday, taking the number of those infected to 69, officials said. Amar S. Fettle, the nodal officer for swine ... Read more...

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What swine flu? We have bigger problems, say Delhi’s poor


August 14th, 2009 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 14 (IANS) Swine flu doesn't scare them. For the capital's slum dwellers, who perennially fight flu, the new contagious virus is just another disease. "What swine flu? We face greater ... Read more...

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Hyderabad doctors struggle with crowds wanting H1N1 tests


August 13th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 13 (IANS) Panicking over the increasing numbers of swine flu cases being reported, people are queuing up at the Government Chest Hospital here to undergo screening for the viral disease ... Read more...

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As swine flu spreads, Delhi parents worry and RWAs gear up


August 10th, 2009 - 9:02 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) With more and more people, especially school children, testing positive for swine flu in the national capital, parents are becoming worried about sending their wards to schools ... Read more...

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Fruit, vegetable intake cuts upper respiratory tract infection risk in pregnant women


July 9th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): Eating nutritious foods, especially fruits and vegetables, could reduce pregnant women's risk of developing an upper respiratory tract infection (URTI), according to a new study.Researchers Boston University School ... Read more...

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Pregnant women should eat fruits to reduce respiratory infections


July 9th, 2009 - 1:02 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 9 (IANS) Pregnant women who eat at least seven daily servings of fruits and vegetables cut down the risk of developing upper respiratory tract infection (URTI), according to a new ... Read more...

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Shared effort needed to prevent spread of infectious diseases


June 17th, 2009 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 17 (ANI): Everyone should share responsibility for preventing the spread of diseases like swine flu, SARS, avian influenza, diarrhoeal and skin diseases, and even the common cold, according to a ... Read more...

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Producer Madhu Mantena detained for swine flu


May 4th, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by IANS
By Subhash K. Jha Mumbai, May 4 (IANS) "Ghajini" producer Madhu Mantena was quarantined at the Mumbai airport briefly over swine flu fears, before it was found to be a false alarm."Fortunately ... Read more...

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No swine flu cases found in India


May 2nd, 2009 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): Ministry of Health Joint Secretary Vineet Choudhary on Saturday assured people that India was still free from the H1N1 virus, commonly known as swine flu."I wish to ... Read more...

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Chicken soup with matzoh balls ‘fights high BP’


April 3rd, 2009 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): Chicken soup with matzoh balls can help combat high blood pressure, say researchers.According to lead researcher Ai Saiga, from Japan, the popular home remedy also used to treat ... Read more...

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Canadas first TB vaccine set to go under clinical trial


March 20th, 2009 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 20 (ANI): For the first time, researchers at McMaster University have fully designed, manufactured and tested Canada''s first tuberculosis (TB) vaccine, which is all set to go under clinical ... Read more...

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Chinese Herbal Medicine Factory Shuts Down


February 16th, 2009 - 3:23 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi
A pharmaceutical factory producing herbal medicine was shut down in northeastern China when a patient died after being injected with one of its products.The herbal medicine produced by the Wusili River Pharmacy ... Read more...

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DNA vaccine to protect against more virulent ‘uncommon cold’


February 3rd, 2009 - 3:27 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 3 (IANS) A DNA-based vaccine developed by US and Chinese researchers has proven effective in protecting mice models against the adenovirus infection that causes severe "uncommon cold." Adenovirus type-3 is ... Read more...

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Don’t want a cold? Get a face mask


January 28th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 28 (IANS) Donning a face mask is the best bet against respiratory infections like influenza and the common cold, according to a new study. In the first ever clinical trial ... Read more...

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How cold is different from flu


November 2nd, 2008 - 6:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 2 (ANI): People often tend to mix up a common cold with flu or vice versa and can have mistaken beliefs over their causes and symptoms. Now, a health ... Read more...

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Chicken soup can help fight high blood pressure


October 14th, 2008 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 14 (ANI): Chicken soup, which has been used for years as an effective home remedy to deal with the common cold, can also help fight high blood pressure, researchers ... Read more...

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Scientists identify mechanism that may explain onset of cancer


April 23rd, 2008 - 1:11 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 23 (ANI): Scientists at Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory (CSHL) have reported the discovery of a mechanism that may explain the onset of cancer.Using a common virus called adenovirus, as ... Read more...

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Mums were right in believing that common cold and ear infections are linked


March 14th, 2008 - 12:01 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 14 (ANI): Moms have always suspected it, and now science has confirmed it colds and ear infections are indeed closely linked.The confirmation is the result of a five-year study ... Read more...

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Mice that catch common cold may provide an effective cure


February 4th, 2008 - 2:55 pm ICT by admin
London, February 4 (ANI): Genetically engineered mice, which can catch a cold, are scientists new implement to find an effective cure for the scourge of the nasal passages.Professor Sebastian Johnston, a ... Read more...

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Saline nasal wash may help kids with cold symptoms


January 22nd, 2008 - 1:51 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Jan 22 (ANI): A new study has reported that a saline nasal wash solution made from processed seawater might help kids with a common cold.According to the study, conducted by Dr. ... Read more...

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Sneeze into crook of elbow, not hands to stop your cold from spreading


November 14th, 2007 - 10:22 am ICT by admin
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