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.

Why there`s no cure for common cold yet

Scientists have constructed a three-dimensional model of the pathogen that shows why there is no cure yet for the common cold.

Saudi Arabia: 1 more death from new virus

Saudi Arabia says one more man has died from a new respiratory virus related to SARS, bringing to 39 the number of deadly cases in the kingdom at the center of the growing outbreak.

Common cold: Symptoms, treatment and prevention

Symptoms of the common cold are low-grade fever, sneezing , watery eyes, runny nose, stuffy nose, body aches, headache, fatigue, sore throat, and cough.

Telomere length to predict susceptibility to common cold

Pittsburgh researchers have identified telomere length as a marker that can predict who is most likely to get colds.

Vitamin C halves incidence of common cold

Vitamin C is beneficial against common cold particularly for people under heavy physical stress.

Common cold: Causes, symptoms and treatment

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.

Antibiotics `not effective’ in relieving cough

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

Echinacea `can help prevent colds`

The largest ever-clinical study of Echinacea has found that the herbal medicine can prevent colds, particularly in people who are especially prone to them.

Human lungs can sweep out intruders

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

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.