Being cold and wet causes colds

Submitted by: buddy 12 years ago in Science
http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20051114/cold_warm_nose_051114/20051114?hub=Health

This is hot new science? Duh.
There are 22 comments:
Female 131
oooo wow ... no s**t sherlock... i never new being cold and wet increases chances of you having a cold. hmm lets see, maybe thats why they call it A COLD!
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Male 88
todays top story: if grandpa joe said fish lived in water he may just be right
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Male 679
I`d really like to see this data, and it compared to being in a warm wet environment as opposed to cold and wet.
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Male 2,519
"But the best protection against the miserable common cold could be simply to dress warmly in winter and keep feet dry."

You learn something new everyday.

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Male 914
hey I wear shorts in the wintertime at work because I need flexibility and we get plenty of snow and cold here (not every day of course I know my limits) and I haven`t had a cold OR the flu in a couple years but before that I would get one or the other at least 3 times a year I could never figure it out
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Female 379
And I think topless skiing sounds fun.
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Female 379
I`m skeptical too. I would like to see the data and the paper on this study.... was it a random sample? Or did they take 20 day care workers, who would be around kids and germs all day long and put their feet in the water, and take 20 people who never leave their house and never have any contact with others and their germs and put them in no water and claim it`s a miracle! The ones with their feet in the water got sick! Or maybe did they isolate these people from the world to prevent virus transmission? The methods and randomness of this study could drastically change the results.
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Male 1,586
For women, being cold and wet means that you`re simultaneously frigid and excited. All of which points to a personality disorder of some sort.
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Female 1,262
They`re making such large strides.
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Male 133
Hey, lets hear it for TOPLESS SKIING!
Great idea iouaname673! You go first.
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Male 133
There it is! The cure for the common cold!
Everyone wear full snowsuits at all times.
Did you see the other article on the same site
"Hops in beer may be healthy". Now THATs some intersting news!
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Female 604
"Mothers can now be confident in their advice to children to wrap up well in winter,"

Why would they waste the time & money on that study?

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Male 42
Then why aren`t eskimos always sick..
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Male 1,586
I don`t believe that being cold can make you catch a cold, but I`m pretty sure that being cold can make you cold.
yeah.
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Male 98
But Bramiac proved being cold didn`t make you catch a cold :( I just don`t know who to believe anymore.
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Female 337
i dont thinks its true, i used to go swimming in my friends pool, and they have a stone floor and no central heating in the pool , i used to be freezing but it kinda made me immune, i never had a cold for 3 yrs wen i kept goin, but now i dont go i get a cold every winter. hmmmmmmm,
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Female 585
Tuesday, November 15, 2005 2:23:02 AM
wow, very informative. Note to self: wrap up during the winter.
hey, who wants to go skiing topless?!

HAHA! I wanna go skiing topless!!!!!!!!!!!

:-P I`m Canadian, so I get sick a lot. I actually have a virus right at this very moment! Makes me wonder.....

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Male 10
Being cold can`t give you a virus no, but it lowers the immune system so if a virus does get in your system then your immune system cant handle it and you get a cold... i think
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Female 588
who has wet feet anyway? believe it or not, in winter, i wear shoes out.

still, a cold is a virus. being cold cannot give you a virus.

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Female 243
wow, very informative. Note to self: wrap up during the winter.

hey, who wants to go skiing topless?!

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Female 2,244
I`m so glad money is being put into studies like this.
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Male 10,115
Link: Being cold and wet causes colds [Rate Link] - This is hot new science? Duh.
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