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Ah-choo! : the uncommon life of your common cold

Author: Jennifer Ackerman
Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The author explains what, exactly, a cold is, how it works, and whether it's really possible to "fight one off." Teenagers catch twice as many colds as people over 50. Boosting your immune system can be harmful. Some colds can trigger fat. Social butterflies get fewer colds. Colds can kill. Children do have runnier noses. Studies show empathy may be as effective as drugs in treating colds.
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer Ackerman
ISBN: 044654115X 9780446541152
OCLC Number: 529957995
Description: 245 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: In cold pursuit --
It's catching --
The bugs --
The havoc --
The terrain --
Killer colds --
To kill a cold --
Don't catch me if you can --
In defense of colds.
Responsibility: Jennifer Ackerman.

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The author explains what, exactly, a cold is, how it works, and whether it's really possible to "fight one off." Teenagers catch twice as many colds as people over 50. Boosting your immune system can be harmful. Some colds can trigger fat. Social butterflies get fewer colds. Colds can kill. Children do have runnier noses. Studies show empathy may be as effective as drugs in treating colds.

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