“The current findings also suggest a salve for loneliness brought on by cold temperatures: tactile warmth,” the researchers said.
Ending showers with a short spray of cold water had almost the same effect as regular exercise on reducing illness-related absenteeism from work.
The risk is greatest, the study found, in people with respiratory and cardiovascular disease and in people aged 65 and older.
According to a new study out of Britain, just looking at somebody who’s cold is enough to make the rest of us feel chillier, too.
A microbiologist cautions that people often are wrong about how they got infected and deluded about whether or not they themselves are still infectious.