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Does not wearing a coat when it's “cold” out make you sick? [duplicate]

I live in Maryland, where today it was about 50°F. I have heard this before, but my parents told me to wear my coat outside at school because the cold would "make me sick." Is it really true that ...
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Is there a correlation between cold and illnesses generally perceived as cold-related? [duplicate]

Cold weather is usually considered to be one of the causes of common cold, flu, influenza, pneumonia etc., especially in winter. However, many believe that these illnesses may be mainly caused not by ...
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Is it possible to “boost your immune system”?

I often hear claims that some activities, nutrients, ... "boost" your immune system. My understanding of the immune system is that it is a finely tuned machine with enormous destructive power. If ...
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Will getting your feet wet make you sick?

I keep on reading about people living in the Northern Hemisphere who warn their children not to get their feet wet or else they will "catch the death of your cold". Is this really true? I mean will ...
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Is time of the year a factor on the risk of catching a common cold?

Most people have heard the phrase "summer cold." Is there any truth to the concept that people are more prone to the common cold during summer months? More generally, is there any particular (...
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Can a fan blowing on you at night make you sick?

It has been pretty hot in my neck of the woods over the last week. It has been roughly 80 degrees in my room at night. To try to stay comfortable and get to sleep I have been running two fans. One ...
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Do we catch a cold when we get wet in rain?

Do we get sick when we get wet in rain while nothing happens when we stand in the shower?
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Getting ill because of staying in a draft/draught?

In Germany it’s a common belief that drafts/draughts can make you ill. Because of that, car and train windows typically get/stay closed, even when it’s really hot; and, for instance, on a warm day in ...
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Link between runny noses and rhinoviral infections

Trying to answer another question about the link between the winter temperatures and catching the common cold, I remembered something one of my tutors said, namely that 'we catch more viruses when it ...
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Is there any correlation between temperature and illness? [closed]

How many times did you hear your mother tell you, "Put on a jacket or you're going to catch a cold!" or "Come in out of the rain before you catch cold!" It's also a fairly common trope in Jane Austen-...
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Do changes in weather make people more likely to get sick? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is time of the year a factor on the risk of catching a common cold? I've heard this from my father and I feel like I've experienced it personally, but I can't tell whether or ...