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Winter special: Get rid of the sniffles with these five superfoods!

Winter special: Get rid of the sniffles with these five superfoods!

Even though medicines are the obvious way out for many, there are always better solutions like natural supplements.  

Cheap drug for common cold can stop spread of cancer

The study conducted using animal model showed that injecting flufenamic acid -- a much cheaper cold drug -- into cancerous bladder cells can suppress the cells' invasive activities and restore the effectiveness of anti-cancer drugs.

Camels – The real culprit behind common cold in humans?

The researchers found that one of the four common cold coronaviruses - HcoV-229E - originated from camels, just like the MERS virus.

Nasal allergy: Symptoms you shouldn't ignore and how to prevent it! (Watch)

Allergies can't be cured permanently, but treatment may help. If symptoms are not treated early, they can actually get worse over time.

Five reasons to eat more garlic everyday!

Here are five health benefits of garlic that are supported and proven by research studies.

Common cold may increase diabetes risk in kids

The findings suggest that the first half-year of life is crucial for the development of the immune system and of autoimmune diseases such as Type-1 diabetes (T1D).

Self-rating of health can predict common cold

A new study has revealed that a simple self-rating of health accurately predicts susceptibility to the common cold in healthy adults aged 18-55 years.

Cough and cold: Five best home remedies for a quick relief!

You can easily treat cough and cold with some simple 'do-it-yourself treatments' that will give you a quick and instant relief from the irritating symptoms.

How being addicted to the internet could make you sick!

Spending too much time online can damage your immune function.

Shun the health myths this monsoon

The monsoon brings respite from the sweltering heat but also triggers a lot of health-related issues, most of which are plain myths that have persisted over time.

Take high-dose zinc acetate lozenges to cut common cold symptoms

A new study has revealed that high-dose zinc acetate lozenges may help shorten symptoms associated with the common cold.

How to stop common cold, HIV virus in their tracks found

Scientists have cracked the code used by a major group of viruses to spread infections such as the common cold, HIV, hepatitis C and polio in the human body, a finding that could lead to new drugs to combat the diseases.

Common cold may temporarily increase stroke risk in kids

A new research has suggested that common cold infections are temporarily linked to increased stroke risk in vulnerable children.

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

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

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".

New drug promises to cure `incurable` common cold

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

Common colds during pregnancy boost kids` asthma risk

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

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

Heart attacks more common in winter

Think twice if you find alcohol the solution for keeping your body warm during winter. Medical experts caution that, apart from the common cold and cough, winter is also the time when more heart attacks occur.