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ELVIS (Common Cold)

The average child gets 12 colds a year and the symptoms can last two weeks or more. There is no cure! This usually means a lot of lost sleep, days away from nursery or school (and work for the adults in the family!).

The Children’s Hospital in Edinburgh are doing a study to see if we can help children with colds get better more quickly. The study is looking to see if using salt water nose drops helps children recover quickly and less likely to pass on the cold to others.

This study is looking for children who are aged under 7 years and are either healthy at the moment or have caught a cold in the last day to take part. If you would like to find out more about this study visit


If you are over the age of 11 and are interested in Medical Research, please register for SHARE ( today for more information on future studies like this one.