Being cold really can cause you to catch a cold, scientists show

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Mom was right.

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How about a nose warmer?


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Or if grandma don’t knit, a HEPA device:

Sexy no?

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There is at least one other hypothesized factor: the viable stability of the air-borne, bacteria or virus. If it’s hot and dry then survival time could be on average less than transmission rates. That is, the viable dosage can be significantly higher in the cold on average. So the condition of nasal passages plus the rate of onslaught. (“but what if it’s so cold that every viral-in-droplet freezes solid; would it thaw out in your nose?” uh sure, maybe, why-not, i dunno)

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That path leads to chin-derwear.

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How about a nut warmer?

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Warm nuts and a polished banana … my xmas list has been completed today. :wink:

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Great. Next they’ll find out that teething really does cause colds!

(I keed, I keed. 'cause it can, sort of kind of.)

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I maintain that teething is horrifying, and if we weren’t a species that did it there is no way we would take babies crying from having bits of bone grow out of their bodies in stride. (Heck, looking at an x-ray with baby teeth is still horrifying.)

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