Common cold

Zinc lozenges may increase rate of recovery from common cold

Zinc lozenges may increase rate of recovery from common cold

The analysis of three randomised controlled trials found that on the fifth day, 70 per cent of the patients who took zinc lozenges had recovered compared with 27 per cen of the placebo patients.

May 12, 2017, 16:39 PM IST
Is aspirin really a 'wonder drug'? Scientists at IIT-Madras say common headache drug could cure cancer

Is aspirin really a 'wonder drug'? Scientists at IIT-Madras say common headache drug could cure cancer

Now, a research team from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-Madras) has claimed that aspirin can help terminate cancer cells.

Apr 10, 2017, 10:53 AM IST
Bad cold becomes worse for lonely people, says study

Bad cold becomes worse for lonely people, says study

A new study has revealed that suffering from bad cold becomes worst if the people are lonely.

Apr 01, 2017, 19:33 PM IST
Suffering from common cold? Higher doses of Vitamin C may cut duration of viral infection

Suffering from common cold? Higher doses of Vitamin C may cut duration of viral infection

The findings showed that people who consumed larger doses of Vitamin C, six-eight grams per day, during their cold helped them reduce its duration. 

Mar 31, 2017, 12:38 PM IST
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.  

Jan 02, 2017, 11:56 AM IST

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.

Oct 19, 2016, 09:01 AM IST

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.
 

Aug 19, 2016, 13:58 PM IST

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.

Jul 12, 2016, 13:40 PM IST

Five reasons to eat more garlic everyday!

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

Jun 09, 2016, 16:49 PM IST

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).

May 05, 2016, 16:22 PM IST

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.

Nov 10, 2015, 18:40 PM IST

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.

Sep 14, 2015, 13:27 PM IST

How being addicted to the internet could make you sick!

Spending too much time online can damage your immune function.

Aug 10, 2015, 15:21 PM IST

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.

Aug 07, 2015, 14:11 PM IST

Swine flu: Major symptoms of the virus in children

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Apr 01, 2015, 17:45 PM IST

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.

Mar 17, 2015, 13:03 PM IST

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.

Feb 09, 2015, 14:26 PM IST

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.

Aug 21, 2014, 14:51 PM IST

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.

Apr 14, 2014, 20:05 PM IST

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".

Feb 24, 2014, 14:38 PM IST