Extreme cold, ice and snow in 20 provinces of southern China since January have damaged crops of rapeseed, vegetables and fruits, along with some 190,000 hectares (ha) of winter wheat.

150,000 ha of rice fields were destroyed by a cold spell in Vietnam.

The cold virus could help patients undergoing chemotherapy

If you are suffering from a cold, do not blow your nose. Every time you do that, you prolong your suffering, say Jack Gwaltney and Birgit Winther of the University of Virgina in Charlottsville, USA,

There is no cure for a cold

Vitamin C may produce free radicals that may cause cancer