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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11AM EXERCISE YOUR WHITE BLOOD CELLS IT'S harder to hit a moving target, and that goes for a cold virus that's throwing punches too.
The researchers also measured participants' normal sleep habits a week prior to administering the cold virus, using a watch-like sensor that measured the quality of sleep throughout the night.
The "missing link" cold virus, rhinovirus C is believed to be responsible for up to half of all childhood colds, and is a serious complicating factor for respiratory conditions such as asthma.
In one of the first published studies about NCoV, which was unknown in humans until it was identified in September 2012, researchers said it could penetrate the lining of passageways in the lungs and evade the immune system as easily as a cold virus can.
Blocked or runny nose: Excess mucus in the nose, which results in sniffing or a runny nose, is usually caused by a cold virus.
This family of viruses includes many important human and veterinary pathogens including the common cold virus, poliovirus, and foot and mouth disease virus.
While getting chilled or wet is not a cause of common colds, there are factors that make you more susceptible to catching a cold virus.
Yellow mucus is caused by white blood cells When your immune system is fighting a cold virus, one of the first symptoms is clear, runny mucus from the nose.
Granted, it may not look quite the same if you are out in company and you whip out your Andrex and rip off a 3ft length, and there is the problem of where to deposit it after use, but it does make sense in the all-out war against the cold virus.
Why doesn't everybody who's exposed to the cold virus get sick?
12 Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers found that people who got less than seven hours of sleep each night were nearly three times more likely than those who got eight hours or more to develop cold symptoms within five days of being exposed to a cold virus.
The TV remote control is a key cold virus "hotspot" in the home, say scientists.
Meanwhile, researchers at University Hospital Birmingham are currently developing a genetically-modified cold virus that could potentially be used to treat cancer in the future.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that the mutated strain of the common cold virus that killed 10 people since last May, known as Adl 4, is genetically identical in all four states where victims were identified.
Scientists at a Midland university are using a common cold virus to help kill cancer, it can be revealed today.