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Driving While Sick May Be As Dangerous As Driving While Drunk
2012-01-09 05:31:45

New research is warning that getting behind the wheel while dealing with the symptoms of a bad cold could be as bad as driving while intoxicated. In fact, according to a Thursday report by the UK Press Association (UKPA), the study -- a joint project of insurance firm Young Marmalade and vehicle maintenance and parts retailer Halfords -- claims that a severe illness could impair driving ability "to the same extent as downing more than four double whiskies," and that motorists driving with...

Too Much Exercise Can Slow Our Immune Response To Colds
2012-01-06 09:39:26

Different levels of exercise can actually significantly increase or decrease your chances of catching a respiratory infection, says Professor Mike Gleeson from Loughborough University. Regular moderate exercise has been known to reduce the risk of catching cold-like infections, while prolonged strenuous exercise, such as marathons, can make an individual more susceptible, explains Professor Gleeson talking at the Association for Science Education (ASE) Conference on Friday, on behalf of...

2012-01-05 13:08:09

Battling colds and doing (or pledging to do) more exercise are familiar activities for most of us in January. But different levels of exercise can actually significantly increase or decrease your chances of catching a respiratory infection, says Professor Mike Gleeson from Loughborough University. While regular moderate exercise can reduce the risk of catching cold-like infections, prolonged strenuous exercise, such as marathons, can make an individual more susceptible. This is a topical...

2011-12-19 08:00:00

PrettyThingsForGirls.com is Expanding its Product Line to Include a Greater Selection of Weather Appropriate Clothing for Children Chandler, AZ (PRWEB) December 19, 2011 PrettyThingsForGirls.com, a website devoted to offering a line of quality childrenâs clothing, is adding to its product line to better assist moms in dressing kids warm during the cold and flu season. Moms claim that going outside in cold weather without a jacket can lead to a child to catching a cold or flu,...


Latest Common cold Reference Libraries

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2011-01-12 16:27:29

The common cold is a viral disease of the upper respiratory system, caused primarily by rhinoviruses and coronaviruses. Symptoms usually include a cough, sore throat, runny nose, and a fever. There is no known treatment to shorten the duration of the virus yet the cold normally dissipates after 7 to 10 days. It is the most common infectious disease in humans who on average are infected two to four times a year in adults. It can also be called a upper respiratory tract infection. Other...

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2011-01-11 14:10:55

Human rhinoviruses are the most common viral ineffective agents in humans and are the cause of the common cold. The infection proliferates between 33-35 °C causing most reproduction to occur in the nose. It is a species in the genus Enterovirus of the Picornaviridae family of viruses. There are 99 recognized types of Human Rhinoviruses that are differentiated by their surface proteins. They are amongst the smallest viruses and lytic in nature. They travel via aerosols of respiratory...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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