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Preview — Ah-Choo! by Jennifer Ackerman
Ah-Choo!: The Uncommon Life of Your Common Cold
A quarter of the people infected with a cold virus don't get sick. What's so different about these folks?
When it comes to colds, being young is no advantage: Teenagers catch twice as many as people over fifty.
It's strange but true: If you want to tamp down cold symptoms, "boosting" your immune system is actually the last thing you want to do!
The ways colds spread may surpr...more
In addition, Ackerman seemed to struggle with the basic task of...more
This book was generally engaging and easy to follow, but the author included a lot of scientific studies in some chapters. I liked those, but she wasn't...more
Ackerman delves into the history of this common ailment, and discusses myths about how colds are "caught" and past remedies for the disease, before moving on to more modern treatments and recent studies that highlight the low levels of effica...more
This lively book addresses a variety of topics regarding the common cold, quoting throughout from Charles Lamb’s writin...more
I've always been kind of fascinated by colds because I used to get a lot of them. I always wondered why my throat felt like it was on fire and why the "stuffiness" seem never-ending, even after giving my nose a good, strong...more
J. Robert Ewbank author "John Wesley, Natural Man, and the Isms" "Wesley's Wars" and "To Whom It May Concern"
The book addresses how the viruses are transmitted, how they work their way into the body to replicate itself, what it looks like, myths, and a whole di...more
Some questions it answers: Birth order and the cold, why it's ok not to make your bed, a big hit in my family and the wh...more
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