On flu and cold

How A Flu Invades Your Body

Does Being Cold Make You Sick? A video from Laughing Squid.

Carl Zimmer talking about ‘The End Of Flu’ on RNZ.

It is actually possible to be allergic to cold. ‘People with cold urticaria are allergic to cold temperatures, and exposure to chilly air or frigid water can cause their skin to turn red, swell, itch and develop hives. While sucking on a popsicle or strolling through the frozen food section can be uncomfortable for someone with such an allergy, an activity like swimming in cold water can evoke a severe, whole-body reaction — leading to fainting, shock or even death. The cause of cold urticaria isn’t clear, but some people may have overly sensitive skin cells due to genetics or illness.’ – Mother Nature Network.

How to keep warm, truths and myths from Odd Stuff Magazine

You can’t beat the common cold, and that’s a fact from Science Based Medicine

Flu Medicines Can Increase Spread Of The Flu from Discover