NiE The Sniffles

The most frequently occurring illness in children and adults throughout the world and a leading cause of doctor visits, missed days from school and work is the common cold.

The common cold is medically referred to as a viral upper respiratory tract infection caused by a virus. The viruses that cause colds are spread by infected airborne droplets or by direct contact with infected secretions.

Even though colds are more common in the winter months, the weather itself does not increase the chance of getting a cold. People are in closer contact with each other at this time of year, because they stay indoors making it more likely to infect each other. 

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1. Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, William and Kate with their son George.

2. New South Wales Premier Barry O'Farrell

3. Lorde

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'You're the boss, mate': Man won't stop interrupting magistrate

Gladstone Court House, Yarroon Street.

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Selwyn Noel Eather, 53, said he had 'unknowingly' ingested drugs.

Safe Haven's chance to set up a natural refuge

TINDER DRY: Ms Janssen said because of the very dry conditions on the South Australian property they found no evidence of wombats breeding and "no babies”.

Instead of being killed, wombats may be re-homed in South Australia.

Permanent stage to be built at Tannum Stands

LISTEN UP: There is always great music at BAM.

The facility will be donated to council by BTABC and Boyne Smelters.

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