If This Won't Make You Take A Sick Day, We Don't Know What Will

October 22, 2014 1:23 PM

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If This Won't Make You Take A Sick Day, We Don't Know What Will

You refuse to let the sniffles slow you down—but maybe if you realized how the common cold affects your driving, your cocktail hour and your eyesight, you'll finally take a rest day.

We've known that upper-respiratory illnesses (aka colds) dull alertness and impair motor skills. Andrew P. Smith, a professor of health psychology at Cardiff University and a leading researcher on colds, has also found that people with a cold are more likely than healthy people to hit the curb, tail...

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