Best supplements to fight a cold: Three supplements shown to beat symptoms

A cold is a common mild viral infection of the nose, throat, sinuses and upper airways that usually clears up on its own within a week or two. While mild symptoms include a sore throat and a blocked or runny nose, people can also experience more severe symptoms such as a high temperature or headache. While there is no cure […]

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Parents left in the cold when it comes to kids with autism

First-line health professionals must vastly improve their communication and engagement with parents if they are to help address the growing prevalence of autism among children, say researchers from the University of South Australia. Undertaking a meta-synthesis of 22 international studies, researchers consolidated the voices of 1178 parents advocating for their children with autism, finding that parents feel ignored and dismissed […]

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New discovery in how mammals sense the cold could lead to new pain relief drugs

Researchers at UCL have shown for the first time that mammals detect different intensities of cold using distinct sensory neuron systems, a finding which could lead to the development of new drugs to treat cold pain. The study on mice, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, set out to understand more about the two known sensory neuron […]

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Gut microbiota helps to maintain core body temperature under cold exposure

The gut microbiome has been shown to have diverse impacts on human and animal physiology and health. Now, a research group led by Prof. John R. Speakman from the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, has revealed the important role of gut microbiota in thermoregulation—the way animals respond to cold exposure. During cold exposure, it is […]

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One Roof Community Centre in Peterborough extends hours during extreme cold

For many residents who are homeless in Peterborough, there are options to get out of the cold. One Roof Community Centre, at the corner of Brock Street and Water Street in the downtown area, is normally open. “Our emergency shelters, for people who are staying there, you can stay there,” said Dorothy Olver, manager of homelessness in the city’s social […]

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Should You Work Out if You Have a Cold or the Flu?

To avoid getting a cold or the flu, you take every precaution: You got a flu shot, you spritz hand sanitizer everywhere, and you keep your distance from coworkers with cold or flu symptoms. You even committed to the gym harder than Harry and Meghan Markle have committed to each other after learning that regular moderate exercise strengthens the immune system, one study review suggests. But then, ugh, […]

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Baby’s first cold can last longer depending on nose-dwelling bacteria

New research on the types of bacteria living in babies’ noses could offer clues as to why some recover quickly from their first cough or cold, while others suffer for longer. The study, published in ERJ Open Research, suggests that babies who have a wide variety of different bacteria living in their noses tend to recover more quickly from their […]

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