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With over 200 different kinds of viruses that make up the common cold, Science is struggling to find a cure.
Adults suffer this elusive, widespread, and infectious disease 2 to 4 times a year, and children up to 10 times.
For Doctors, vaccines are preferable to drugs as they protect the host even before any infection.
For Pharmaceutical companies (Big Pharma), vaccines don't spell money, as much as over-the-counter drugs and treatment do.
Due to a low possibility of any success, and spectacular failures in the last 100 years, pharma companies are wary of investing time, resources and capital in any new research for the common cold.
They are a group of viruses that cause respiratory infections, including the common cold.
They can infect certain animals and spread from one animal to another. They can reach the human body if certain mutations occur in the virus.
We should indeed be drinking enough water every day for good overall health. What this amount is, differ from person to person.
There is no scientific evidence that backs up drinking 8 glasses of water for overall health. The 8 glasses of water have been traced back to a single paragraph in a government report from 1945.