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Common cold: Causes, symptoms and treatment

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 05, 2012, 16:09

Common cold is often described as a sore throat, runny nose, sneezing, or tearing. Though, colds are very common, they are more widespread in children and decline with age. Colds are rarely dangerous to healthy adults or children, but may seldom be dangerous to infants, the elderly or other at-risk groups.

5 reasons why to drink ginger tea this winter

Last Updated: Friday, November 23, 2012, 09:28

For centuries, ginger has been a natural remedy in combating various kinds of ailments. Researches and findings now validate the effectiveness of this useful herb. Loaded with antioxidants and vital minerals; this wondrous herb has a wide range of health benefits. We provide you reasons as to why you should have this essential ingredient in your kitchen. Treat yourself with a warm cup of ginger tea and forget all your health woes.

Probiotics may help combat cold: Study

Last Updated: Sunday, October 28, 2012, 13:07

Probiotic supplements can help reduce the symptoms and duration of colds and respiratory infections by 34 per cent, a new study has claimed.

Antibiotics `not effective’ in relieving cough

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 09:41

A new research has suggested that antibiotics are not effective in treating cough due to the common cold in children.

`Cold viruses point way to new cancer therapies`

Last Updated: Thursday, October 18, 2012, 17:20

Viruses that cause colds get a bad rap, but new findings suggest that they could also be enlisted in the fight against cancer. The virus develops tools in the form of proteins that trap and overpower cellular sentries involved in the growth of cancer.

Vitamin D may not help ward off colds

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 03, 2012, 16:31

The association of vitamin D insufficiency and susceptibility to viral respiratory tract infections has been unclear.

Extreme heat, cold can trigger fatal heart attacks

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 19:08

Extremes of temperatures during heat waves or cold spells could trigger premature deaths from heart attacks, according to a new study by Australian researchers.

Human lungs can sweep out intruders

Last Updated: Sunday, August 26, 2012, 17:56

Human lungs rely on sticky mucus to expel foreign matter, including toxic and infectious agents during a cold or an allergy that causes a running nose and a wet cough.

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