Why Do We Call it a “Cold”

Around the world, across various geographical, cultural, and linguistic barriers, and even through different time periods over thousands of years, humans have consistently referred to getting sick in the winter with a reference to temperature.  Of course, in English we say “caught a cold”. But why the consistent reference to temperature? What in the world…

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How not to catch a cold

The common cold has plagued mankind for centuries. Coughing, sneezing, sniffling…the works. No one likes getting the cold, and because there’s no cure (yet!) you know once you get one you’re in for a few days to a week of misery. So prevention is key. Luckily there are some things you can do to protect…

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