Knowing what’s causing your symptoms is important for choosing the right treatment.
Certain immune cells acquired from a coronavirus that causes the common cold appear to react to COVID – but more so in children that adults.
A combination of high demand and poor stock planning may explain current problems.
Cases of seasonal diseases may be higher due to a lack of exposure during the pandemic. Here are four graphs which give us some clues as to how things might play out.
Problems arise when there are too many unwarranted visits to GPs for cold symptoms. Occasionally, though, a cold might turn into something that needs specific diagnosis and treatment.
Some viruses even tend to be more common in the summer than in the winter.
A new generation of vaccines and boosters against SARS-CoV-2 may take a page from the anti-influenza playbook, with shots periodically tailored to target the most commonly circulating virus strains.
As little as 30 minutes of exercise five times a week can benefit your immune system.
Your rapid antigen tests say you’re COVID-negative but you still have cold symptoms. Generally, you should stay away from others until you’re well again.
Winter vitamin D supplementation may reduce the burden of common cold
At this stage it’s hard to know for sure, as there are many differences between the states. But it’s likely that climate plays a role.
Our measures to stay safe during the pandemic may have made us more susceptible to other respiratory illnesses.
As winter approaches, every family has a favourite cold remedy, but experts say few work.
It’s still reasonably easy to catch a cold even during lockdown.
The key is to avoid lip balms that contain certain additives which might worsen the problem. Instead, try balms that are bland and don’t contain flavours, fragrances and colours.
Rhinoviruses may play a critical role in controlling the spread of SARS-CoV-2 among the human population.
Going out in the cold won’t necessarily lead to you getting a cold. But cold weather in general is more hospitable to viruses, so it’s wise to take steps to keep your immune system strong.
Resistant bacteria aren’t the only risk posed by overprescribing antibiotics. A more immediate risk is side-effects and reactions, which a new review shows are surprisingly frequent and often severe.
A new study finds a link between having young children at home and a lower risk of catching COVID-19.
Reports describe a Hong Kong man who was reinfected with the coronavirus after returning from Europe. Does that mean he wasn’t immune after the first infection?