Home > Newsletters > Need to Know > Other people’s pens can transmit viruses 09 February 2015 Action point 0 If you have a cold but your symptoms last longer than a week, or appear at the same time every year, it could be an allergy instead. Check if symptoms appear when you're exposed to pollen, dust or animals. More: Need to KnowOther people’s pens can transmit viruses advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Medical Breaking the smoking-drinking connection Parenting Try small 'bites' to get kids to exercise Fitness How to maximise your rest days even when you’re totally wrecked Medical After a spouse's death, sleep woes increase health risks News24 Man with rare cancer determined to find donor after being given seven years to live Medical Why sudden hearing loss should not be ignored From our sponsors Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Smoking dangers » Hubbly hooking lots of young adults on tobacco Hookah smokers are inhaling benzene Many young adults misinformed about hookahs Hookah pipes far from harmless, study warns In addition to toxic substances from tobacco and nicotine, hookah smoke exposes users to charcoal combustion products, including large amounts of carbon monoxide. Managing incontinence » 5 avoidable triggers that can make urinary incontinence worse Urinary incontinence is a manageable condition – here are a few common triggers of urinary leakage.