common cold

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Synonyms for common cold

a mild viral infection involving the nose and respiratory passages (but not the lungs)

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Both support use of zinc supplementation within 24 hours of onset of the common cold.
According to MediceNet, more than 200 types of viruses are known to cause the common cold, with rhinovirus responsible for about 30 per cent of cases.
With respect to the common cold, there's no concrete evidence that vitamin C can prevent it.
The groups were different at baseline: The group receiving the multicomponent, high-dose vitamin C supplement was older and had fewer episodes of common cold in previous years than did the other three groups.
For example, the nose reacts to an invasion by viruses that cause infections such as the common cold, flu, or measles by producing mucus and sending white blood cells to the lining of the nose, which congest and swell the nasal passages.
His gene-insertion device: a common cold virus loaded with a healthy copy of the CF gene.
Company strengthens pipeline with potential therapy targeting virus responsible for common cold
Washington, Aug17 (ANI): A University of Helsinki scientist has indicated that zinc lozenges may shorten the duration of common cold episodes by up to 40percent.
The Common Cold Centre at Cardiff University is hoping to establish whether taking echinacea can prevent coughs and sniffs.
The university's Common Cold Centre is the only centre of its kind in the world.
A steaming mug of fruit cordial not only tastes nice but actually helps reduce the symptoms of common colds and flu, experts at Cardiff University's Common Cold Centre concluded.
The idea that vitamin C could fight the common cold emerged in the 1970s with Nobel Prize-winning chemist Dr Linus Pauling's book Vitamin C and the Common Cold.
Acute viral infections such as the common cold may lead to cumulative brain damage and memory loss, according to scientists at the Mayo Clinic.
A spokeswoman for the university said, 'For the first time, new research by Claire Johnson and Professor Ron Eccles at the University's Common Cold Centre supports the folklore of chilling and colds.