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Episode 229: Prevention and Treatment of the Common Cold – making sense of the evidence

In episode 229, Mike and James start a short podcast series based on the CMAJ article “Prevention and Treatment of the Common Cold: making sense of the evidence”. The article was written by Mike and Bruce Arroll and in this first episode we briefly discuss the basics of the common cold and then delve into the evidence for cold prevention. At the end, we realize there is very little that works and therefore we fall back on common sense recommendations and suggest hand washing and avoiding people with colds.

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1) Prevention and Treatment of the Common Cold: making sense of the evidence

CMAJ January 27, 2014cmaj.121442 

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