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Common Cold Thrives In Cold Nose, Temperatures

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The virus behind the common cold is much happier in a cold nose. 

That’s according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Findings show the human immune system is weaker in cooler temperatures.

Researchers suggest keeping the nose warm and avoiding cold air while infected with a cold.