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7 Chilling Ways Cold Weather Affects Your Health, From Sex To Sleep

Oh, the weather outside is frightful. . According to a new study that surprises exactly no one, apparently, cold weather really does play a key role in getting you sick. A research team at Yale University found that the rhinovirus, that pesky thing on which we can blame the common cold, thrives in cold weather because it’s in “lower than average body temperature,” so the virus can really do it’s best work. In other words, this study confirms what your mother has been telling you for years: With colder weather comes more impaired immune systems, and that’s pretty much a welcome mat for the common cold. (Also, wear a sweater, why don’t you?)

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