cold prevention

Soap and water removes dirt and bacteria, while hand-sanitizing gels or wipes kill viruses. Wash your hands as needed throughout the day and before eating, and keep sanitizer at the ready for disinfecting.
As an infectious disease doctor, I felt a little embarrassed that I didn't know the definitive answer to this simple question. Especially since I repeatedly rebuke my teenage children for not taking a jacket to school or wearing socks and a sweater at home.
What does seem to work at preventing a cold: Washing your hands. And for kids (and maybe even adults), taking zinc could
By Jessica Levine for Men's Health 3. Jack up your H2O intake. "Hydration helps keep your nasal passages moist, so they can
And the bad news is that proper handwashing still eludes many of us, he says. "Before I became a doctor I just ran some water
"Secrets Of People Who Never Get Sick" originally appeared on Health.com Wish you could be one of these people who never
Once you feel that telltale tickle in your throat or the first sniffle of congestion, it's too late. Symptoms for the flu
By Jennifer Acosta Scott Cold and flu germs are so widespread because they have an amazing ability to travel. In fact, a
"6 Easy Ways To Make Everyone Around You Sick" originally appeared on Everyday Health And, if you do all the wrong things
In Barrett's study, cold sufferers were split into four groups—one group was given no pills, a second and third group were
We understand that colds and flu are caused by viruses -- but we're still no closer to a cure. The only defense is a good offense. But who says it has to be a drag?
At this point, if you are someone who is interested in supplements and vitamins, you might be getting tired of hearing about all the extensive virtues of vitamin D.
Every year, we sniffle our way through an estimated 62 million cases of the common cold, according to the National Institute
The evidence for hands as a major route for transmitting infection is so strong that scientists at the London School of Hygiene
A tickle in your throat. A cloudy head. An achy body. Yep, you're coming down with something. Again. The average adult gets
The study tested two factors, duration -- the time spent attempting sleep (turn off the lights and lay in bed) and efficiency