Cold myth

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Q My mum says I should breathe in through my nose and out through my mouth to pre­vent colds! Does it work? Nina, 37

A Afraid not! Vic­to­rian doc­tors rea­soned that, since your nos­trils are lined with lit­tle hairs to trap im­pu­ri­ties, breath­ing in through your nose would pro­tect against in­fec­tions. It pre­vents a dry mouth, but ac­tu­ally makes no dif­fer­ence to colds!

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