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How About a Swim in February?

At least it won't cause a cold

You've heard it a million times: Stay out of a cold rain or you'll catch a death of cold.

Well, the McKinley Health Center at the University of Illinois says the adage isn't necessarily so. Colds are caused by many types of viruses in the nose and throat. Lack of sleep, poor diet or being around people with colds make you more likely to start sniffling than being doused with cold water.

So say the scientists. Still, if it's raining, it can't hurt to wear that slicker.

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