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100 Ways to Beat a Cold

From Radioactive Body Cleaners to Immune Improving Gadgets

— June 29, 2011 — Unique
The thought of sniffing in bed or blowing your nose non-stop may have you thinking of winter, but getting sick is something that can happen all year round and thus people are constantly looking for ways to beat a cold.

Many have long pondered about cold remedies, and while some had a lot to do with holistic ingredients and old family traditions, these cures have more to do with technology.

There have been so many technological advancements that not only are there a ton of gadgets that can be used to prevent a cold -- like self-sterilizing plastics or transforming self-cleaning phones -- but there are bunch of cool cold cures to suit everyone's fancy. If you'are feeling under the weather, try checking out these ways to beat a cold and make a quick recovery!

Implications - Businesses who incorporate health-conscious gadgets or sentiments will continue to gain popularity, as many consumer's number one concern is protecting their health.
5.4
Score
Popularity
Activity
Freshness
98
Man-made Respiratory Apparatuses
Man-made Respiratory Apparatuses
Lung on a Chip Mimics the Properties of a Real Lung
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97
Christmas Drink Cleaners
Christmas Drink Cleaners
The Eggnog Soap Bathes You in the Holiday Spirit
<
96
Computer Virus Vaccines
Computer Virus Vaccines
The Virus Spuit Nurses Malfunctioning Gadgets
<
95
Mobile STD Tests
Mobile STD Tests
eSTI Project Aims to Provide Private Testing and Rapid Results
<
94
Translating Health Monitors
Translating Health Monitors
Phrazer is Designed to Record Medical Information in Over 300 Tongues
<
93
Health-Monitoring Watches
Health-Monitoring Watches
University of Leicester Changes the Face of Blood Pressure Measurement
<
92
Affordable Natural Health Centers
Affordable Natural Health Centers
The Healing Clinic is an Accessible Community Interest Company
<
91
Radioactive Body Cleaners
Radioactive Body Cleaners
Uranium Soap Brings the Periodic Table to Your Bathroom
<
90
Pill-Crumbling Machines
Pill-Crumbling Machines
The Automatic Pill Grinder Makes Sure You Never Skip a Dose
<
89
Antibody Aids Vaccines
Antibody Aids Vaccines
Immune System Antibodies Could Lead to Cure for HIV
<
88
Handheld Cancer Detectors
Handheld Cancer Detectors
The Verisante Aura Detects Melanoma in Seconds
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87
Purifying Retro Wipes
Purifying Retro Wipes
The Wash Away Sins Towelette Cleans Away Deep Dirt
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86
Health Trend Report
Health Trend Report
Uncover the Major Health & Fitness Trends in Today's Marketplace
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85
Deep Fried Body Cleaners
Deep Fried Body Cleaners
Corn Dog Soap is a Tasty Treat for Your Personal Hygiene
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84
Internet Doctor Appointments
Internet Doctor Appointments
The Zocdoc Website Helps You Make an Appointment
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83
Engineered Disease Fighting
Engineered Disease Fighting
Using Lazy Bacteria To Fight Human Viruses
<
82
Heart Monitoring Mobile Phones
Heart Monitoring Mobile Phones
Heartsmart Turns Your Smartphone into a Hospital-Grade ECG
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81
Online Epidemic Tracking
Online Epidemic Tracking
Google Flu Trends
<
80
Photographic Skin-Cleaners
Photographic Skin-Cleaners
The Camera Soap Bar Keeps Shutterbugs Clean
<
79
Virus Tracking Technology
Virus Tracking Technology
Japanese Mobiles Single Out Swine Flu Victims
<
78
Medicinal Smartphones
Medicinal Smartphones
Marco Vanella's Motoworkr is Catered to Medical Professionals
<
77
Robotic Heart Surgeries
Robotic Heart Surgeries
Remote Catheter Manipulation System Allows First Remote Heart Surgery
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76
Online Health Record Databases
Online Health Record Databases
Google Health Launches Function for Scanned Documents
<
75
Self-Sterilising Plastics
Self-Sterilising Plastics
PolyMedix Innovation
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74
Social Networking for Healthcare
Social Networking for Healthcare
HealthWorldWeb
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73
Blender-Like Virtual Doctors
Blender-Like Virtual Doctors
The RP-7 Robot is a Round-The-Clock Physician
<
72
Flu Attracting Devices
Flu Attracting Devices
The Swine Flu Collector Mask Helps You Avoid Sick, by Getting Sick
<
71
Health 2.0
Health 2.0
Health World Web Personalized Recommendations Engine
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70
Alcoholic Virus Cures
Alcoholic Virus Cures
World Cup Soccer Players Turn to Welsh Whiskey to Prevent Swine Flu
<
69
Fun With Viruses
Fun With Viruses
The Internet Explorer Worm Coming To a Computer Near You
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68
Free Healthcare 2.0 Services
Free Healthcare 2.0 Services
CareFlash
<
67
Germ-Fighting Gloves
Germ-Fighting Gloves
GetGlovd Bamboo Gloves Offer Alternative to Hand Sanitizers
<
66
Lotus Leaf Self-Cleaning Surface
Lotus Leaf Self-Cleaning Surface
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65
Human-sized Android
Human-sized Android
Advantage to Nurses and Healthcare
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64
Giving The Gift Of Health
Giving The Gift Of Health
Healthcare VISA Gift Cards
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63
Anti-Germ Wristbands
Anti-Germ Wristbands
Skip the Shake Shows Your Stance on Handshakes
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62
Virus-Fighting Garments
Virus-Fighting Garments
The Anti-Bacterial Dress Prevents Cold and Flu
<
61
Bike Condoms
Bike Condoms
'Cyclean' Disposable Coverage for Germy Bike Handles is Perfect for Gym Rats
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60
Germ-Fighting Wands
Germ-Fighting Wands
The UV-C Wand Sanitizers Cast a Germ-Killing Spell
<
59
Peeculiar Pore Treatments
Peeculiar Pore Treatments
Urine Facials Supposedly Benefit Skin's Vitality
<
58
Envisioning Future Medicine
Envisioning Future Medicine
Central Florida's 'Medical City' Project Planned Near Orlando
<
57
Abnormally Big Bandages
Abnormally Big Bandages
The Interpolis Healthcare Ads Illustrate the Overinsured
<
56
BIological Cleansing Bars
BIological Cleansing Bars
Red Blood Cell Soaps Nurse Your Cleanliness Back to Healthy Conditions
<
55
Bacteria-Killing Bubbles
Bacteria-Killing Bubbles
The Carex 2011 Ad Campaign is Direct and to the Point
<
54
Personal Aqua Purifiers
Personal Aqua Purifiers
Zuvo Water Filtration System with 5-Step Process
<
53
Flu-Fighting Menswear
Flu-Fighting Menswear
The H1N1 Suit Protects Wearers from the Swine Flu Virus
<
52
Viral Virus Scares
Viral Virus Scares
Conficker Computer Worm Expected to Wreak Havoc on April 1
<
51
Germ-Thwarting Keys
Germ-Thwarting Keys
The 'Touch Stick' is the Weapon of Choice for H1N1
<
50
Anti-Germ Androids
Anti-Germ Androids
The VIOlight Cell Phone Sanitizer Uses UV Light to Clean
<
49
Germ-Fighting Pitchers
Germ-Fighting Pitchers
The Restore Water Purification System Uses UV Clean Technology
<
48
Canned Needles
Canned Needles
"Antivirus" Syringe Dispenser
<
47
Anti-Bacterial Utensils
Anti-Bacterial Utensils
Silver Spoon Kills Germs Without Using Harmful Chemicals
<
46
Avian Air Filters
Avian Air Filters
The Plane Clean Air Filter For Traveling Germaphobes
<
45
Customized Band-Aids
Customized Band-Aids
The Long and Short Plaster Acts Like a Tape Dispenser
<
44
Interactive Medical Tablets
Interactive Medical Tablets
The Toshiba Rx Concept PC Increases Medical Efficiency
<
43
Immune-Improving Gadgets
Immune-Improving Gadgets
nDoo Strengthens Natural Virus-Fighting Abilities
<
42
Cleansing Sculptures
Cleansing Sculptures
Immaculate Thai Soap Flowers Look like the Real Thing
<
41
Germaphobic Grocery Carts
Germaphobic Grocery Carts
The X-Grip Wiper Disinfects Our Hands While We're Shopping
<
40
Web-Savvy Doctors
Web-Savvy Doctors
Webicina Brings Clinicians Into Present
<
39
Luminetx VeinViewer
Luminetx VeinViewer
See Your Veins
<
38
$250,000 Self Cleaning Pay Toilets
$250,000 Self Cleaning Pay Toilets
Philly Installs High Tech Poopers
<
37
Cell Phone Stethoscopes
Cell Phone Stethoscopes
The iStethoscope App is for DIY Doctors
<
36
Modernized Medical Devices
Modernized Medical Devices
Littman 3200 Bluetooth Stethoscope Betters Performance Through Tech
<
35
Hospital-Ready Handsets
Hospital-Ready Handsets
IDAT by Pedro Gomes Increases Communication Efficiency
<
34
Printable Prescription Pills
Printable Prescription Pills
Fast-Acting Printable Pills May be the Future of Drugs
<
33
Chocolate Pain Placebos
Chocolate Pain Placebos
Plxcebo by Stephanie Beneteau Will Cure Anything Effectively
<
32
Ultra Eco Water Taps
Ultra Eco Water Taps
The Anti Waste Faucet Saves Precious Water While Soaping Up
<
31
Vending Machine for Prescription Drugs
Vending Machine for Prescription Drugs
InstyMeds
<
30
Medical Vending Machines
Medical Vending Machines
MedCentre Machines May Put Pharmacies Out of Business in the UK
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29
Textile Nanotechnology Breakthrough
Textile Nanotechnology Breakthrough
Self-cleaning Fabrics
<
28
Opportunistic Swine Flu Gear
Opportunistic Swine Flu Gear
The USB Surgical Mask Fends Off H1N1 Influenza, Wastes Energy
<
27
Shocking Germ Campaigns
Shocking Germ Campaigns
The Sanitol Ads Really Show You What You're Touching With Unclean Hands
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26
Masked Avatars
Masked Avatars
Swine Flu Face Masks Take Over Facebook Profile Pictures
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25
Techy Face Masks
Techy Face Masks
Japanese USB Face Masks For Serious Germ-a-Phobes
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24
Germ-Fighting Keyboard Skins
Germ-Fighting Keyboard Skins
Stay Bacteria-Free with the iSkin Keyboard Cover
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23
Braille Band-Aid Boxes
Braille Band-Aid Boxes
U.S. Seeing Textured Packaging for the Visually Impaired
<
22
Water Virus Filters
Water Virus Filters
The Portable LifeSaver Systems Cleans Out Bacteria
<
21
Eurotech Zypad
Eurotech Zypad
A Wearable Computer
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20
Compostable Toilets
Compostable Toilets
Biodegradable Peepoo Bags Safely Compost Human Waste
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19
Hand-Rescuing Medicine
Hand-Rescuing Medicine
Chinese Surgeons Perform Hand-to-Leg Graft to Keep Severed Hand Alive
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18
Home Medicine Machines
Home Medicine Machines
Watinee Leewongjaroen's Memo Saves Seniors
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17
Germ-Fighting Mobiles
Germ-Fighting Mobiles
The HTC 1 Offers a Minimalist Look and Kills Bacteria
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16
Eco Home Air
Eco Home Air
The Mini PET Bottle Humidifier
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15
Extreme Survival Strategies
Extreme Survival Strategies
Prahlad Jani Claims to Have Spent 70 Years Without Food and Water
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14
DIY Healthcare
DIY Healthcare
Sprint Firsts in Futuristic Medical Technology
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13
Handy Bathroom Fixtures
Handy Bathroom Fixtures
Galassia 'Meg11' Washroom Accessories are Restroom Attendants
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12
Transforming Self-Cleaning Phone
Transforming Self-Cleaning Phone
Nokia Morph Concept
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11
Futuristic Antibacterial Bracelets
Futuristic Antibacterial Bracelets
The Hygenic Germbuster Hand Cleaning Device
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10
Intelligent Pills
Intelligent Pills
The $1000 Philips iPill Is the Future of Ingestible Target Treatment
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9
Ambulances of the Future
Ambulances of the Future
Emergency Vehicles Could Soon Include Ejector Seats
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8
Carnavalesque Swine Flu Masks
Carnavalesque Swine Flu Masks
Yoriko Yoshida's Chic Surgical Masks
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7
Health Monitoring Accessories
Health Monitoring Accessories
The Beam Electronic Bracelet Offers a Sense of Security to Patients
<
6
Disinfecting Design Toilets
Disinfecting Design Toilets
The Kirei from Hirotaka Matsui Makes Cleaning the Bathroom a Breeze
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5
Hi-Tech Towel Racks
Hi-Tech Towel Racks
The Clea Hands Disinfection Device is a Contact-Free Cleanser
<
4
Portable Vein Detection
Portable Vein Detection
Accuvein Launches Handheld Vein Illuminating Device
<
3
AIDS-Blocking Gels
AIDS-Blocking Gels
Cosmetic Ingredient in Vaginal Gel Could Help AIDS Prevention
<
2
First Aid Furnishings
First Aid Furnishings
The Healing Bench is Foldable, Functional and Fit to Save Lives
<
1
Superfluous Virus Prevention
Superfluous Virus Prevention
Macabre Surgical Masks to Fend Off H1N1, aka Swine Flu
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