common-cold

Vitamins, nose sprays, or hand gels? What works (and what doesn’t) in the fight against colds

It’s that time of year again — time, according to @SoVeryBritish, for clasping your mug with both hands, apologising for…

2 Dec 2015

As a GP I know my terrible illness is just a cold. That doesn’t make it easier

I am a GP. I know a fair bit about colds. I have uttered the famous words ‘This seems to…

7 Oct 2015

Can’t bear sleeping less than seven hours? A study says your instincts are right

Insufficient sleep is a ‘public health epidemic’, according to the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention. The organisation links…