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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.

New approach may treat viral illnesses including common cold

Last Updated: Thursday, August 23, 2012, 18:52

UC Irvine microbiologists have found a new approach to the development of universal treatments for viral illnesses such as meningitis, encephalitis, hepatitis and possibly the common cold by discovering how certain viruses use their host cells to replicate.

Brain works overtime to let us regain sense of smell after cold

Last Updated: Monday, August 13, 2012, 15:48

It has been revealed that the brain is working overtime behind the scenes to make sure the sense of smell is just as sharp after the nose recovers.

Stress can affect how brain learns something new: Study

Last Updated: Sunday, August 12, 2012, 18:57

Stress can influence which part of the brain gets activated while learning a new task, researchers have claimed.

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