Common Cold

What I Learned This Week: Is Good News the Cure for a Cold?

Andy Nulman | Posted 12.06.2014 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

I spent much of last week saddled with a nagging cold, one that wouldn't fully break though into need for bed rest, but left me sniffly, blocked up, achy, feverish and functionally miserable for six straight days. Then in the space of 45 minutes I got two emails filled with good news and for the next six hours or so, my nose cleared up.

Natural Treatments for the Common Cold

Jill Parnell | Posted 01.29.2014 | Canada Alberta
Jill Parnell

Winter weather is upon us and for many that means cold season. The average adult will suffer through 2-4 colds a year. The seemingly unavoidable onslaught of coughing, sniffling, sneezing, and achiness of the common cold means we are looking for anything that will end our misery.

It's Not Just Flu Season

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.16.2013 | Canada Living

TORONTO - After a couple of relatively mild seasons, this year the flu is really making headlines.But there are a lot of viruses making the rounds thi...

What's The Difference Between A Cold And The Flu?

The Associated Press | Posted 03.12.2013 | Canada Living

The common cold and flu are caused by different viruses but can have some similar symptoms, making them tough to tell apart. In general, the flu is wo...

The Next Thing to Worry About Post-Sandy? Infectious Disease

Jason Tetro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg Natural disasters, like Hurricane Sandy, are common worldwide and leave the affected public vulnerable to the harsh realities of nature, including the onslaught of infectious diseases. The reality of any disaster of this magnitude is that public health measures are all but forgotten as people do everything they can to survive. The viruses will surely arrive before the area has recovered.

Does Cold-FX Work?

CBC | Posted 03.13.2012 | Canada Living

Claims by the manufacturer of Cold-FX that its cold remedy provides immediate relief may not be supported by scientific evidence, a CBC M...

Under The Weather? The Flu Is On The Way

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.10.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Were you out of commission for most of the holidays? Laid low by some alien that invaded your throat and-or chest and-or sinuses and wouldn'...

Common Cold Cure Aims To Blow Out Symptoms

CBC | Posted 03.04.2012 | Canada Living

Could the low-grade misery of a runny nose, sore throat and heavy head that signal the common cold be snuffed out? The Univer...