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Is a cure for the common cold on the way?

By Stephanie Hegarty | BBC World Service

In the northern hemisphere, cold and flu season is upon us. But the coughing, wheezing and spluttering masses that hit the streets each winter could, some scientists hope, soon be a thing of the past.

The reason for this optimistic thought is the progress being made towards the creation of a drug known as an antiviral.

Just as antibiotics kill many different types of bacteria, antivirals could kill multiple viruses, from the ubiquitous cold and flu to the life-threatening hepatitis virus and HIV. They could even prove crucial in the case of viral epidemics like Sars and bird flu.

Full Article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16165605

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I have a sister-in-law that is now on anti-viral medication because she has fibromyalgia and tested positive for 3 viruses (which it appears that causes the symptoms of fibromyalgia after doing much research). So anti-viral medications are here already.

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