January 2013

Can being cold give you a cold?

There may be some truth to this old wive's tale.

When I was a kid, I used to love it when my grandmother would tell me to put on a sweater or I'd catch cold, allowing me to snottily retort that "Viruses cause colds, not temperature!" (I was such an insufferable child. It's a wonder I was allowed to live.) But the truth is, my grandmother may have been right.