Common cold

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Will we ever cure the common cold? We ask the expert
Prof Sheena Cruickshank, an immunologist at the University of Manchester, on the possibility of a cold vaccine

Coco Khan

26, Nov, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Digested week: it feels outrageous to have a cold again | Emma Brockes
Everyone I know is sick, and in our house it’s every man for himself

Emma Brockes

22, Oct, 2021 @10:59 AM

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Calls for inquiry as negative Covid PCR tests after positive lateral flow reported
Scientists urge urgent investigation to ensure that people are not being given false negative results

Linda Geddes

12, Oct, 2021 @5:18 PM

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Return of the common cold: infections surge in UK as autumn arrives
After 18 months of social distancing, scientists believe people’s immune defences have weakened

Ian Sample Science editor

24, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Q&A: Does handwashing stem the transmission of Covid-19?
Airborne droplets are more likely to spread coronavirus than touch, scientists believe

James Tapper

14, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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GPs in England see big drop in common cold and flu cases
Exclusive: coronavirus restrictions and increased uptake of flu vaccine is likely explanation, say experts

Linda Geddes

10, Jan, 2021 @2:12 PM

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Lockdown reduces cases of flu, colds and bronchitis in England
Measures to minimise spread of Covid-19 help relieve pressure on NHS, monitoring suggests

Haroon Siddique

10, Aug, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Stay in bed or struggle in? How to know when to go back to work after an illness
If you come into the office with a cold or a bug, your boss may be happy, but your co-workers won’t thank you. GPs offer their advice on when to stay at home and when to struggle in

Emine Saner

19, Jan, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Does rest really help you recover from a cold?
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific and philosophical concepts

24, Sep, 2019 @11:30 AM

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Seven ways to beat a sore throat this winter
Lay off the hot drinks, suck ice lollies or gargle with salt water. And, above all, don’t assume you need antibiotics

Elle Hunt

28, Jan, 2019 @8:00 AM

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New chemical compound 'stops common cold in its tracks'
Scientists working on human cells in a dish find new way to tackle rhinovirus – though a cure is a long way off

Nicola Davis

14, May, 2018 @3:26 PM

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What does the cold virus get in return for making its host feel grotty | Notes and queries
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts

01, Nov, 2017 @11:30 AM

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