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Oral zinc supplements can cut length of common cold if taken within 24 hours

Last Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014, 20:05

Indian researchers have found that oral zinc supplement s can reduce the length of common cold, if taken within 24 hours of the first symptoms.

Mixed evidence over Echinacea being useful treatment for colds

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 14:38

A new study has found that for people seeking a natural treatment for the common cold, some preparations containing the plant Echinacea work better than nothing, yet "evidence is weak".

Even cold sores may increase memory decline risk: Study

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 16:12

An exposure to common infections like cold sores, mild pneumonia or stomach discomforts - even if the infections never made you ill - may increase risk of memory decline, shows new study.

New drug promises to cure `incurable` common cold

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014, 12:46

British researchers have engineered a new compound, which can prevent people from catching the cold virus by blocking its transmission to others.

Shivering may be secret to losing weight

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 05, 2014, 12:46

A new study has revealed that shivering and bouts of moderate exercise are both capable of converting energy-storing `white fat` into energy-burning `brown fat`.

Common colds during pregnancy boost kids` asthma risk

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 04, 2014, 13:46

A new study has revealed that the more common colds and viral infections a woman has during pregnancy, the higher the risk her baby will have asthma.

How to prevent and treat common cold

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2014, 13:26

A new study has revealed that while zinc may be best for prevention, acetaminophen, ibuprofen and perhaps antihistamine-decongestant combinations are the recommended treatments.

Cold air can help you lose weight

Last Updated: Thursday, January 23, 2014, 22:21

Regular exposure to mildly cold air may help you lose weight by burning more calories, a new study has found.

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