You can’t catch a cold from kissing – but don’t hold hands! Revealed: Fact and fiction about protecting yourself from bugs and viruses

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Article in the Daily Mail by Tanith Carey

– Diseases spread through touching another person or an object with germs
– Children are likely to carry bugs because of developing immune system
– Getting plenty of sleep is a precaution you can take against cold infections
– Feeling more positive was linked to a greater ability to fight off a cold

Are you wary of giving your partner a kiss for fear of catching their cold?

If so, don’t be. Swapping saliva won’t pass on the cold virus, it was reported last week.

However, holding hands will — because your loved one is more likely to be harbouring the virus on their fingers from holding dirty hankies or coughing or sneezing into their hands, says Professor Ron Eccles, director of the Common Cold Centre at Cardiff University.

Read more here

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