The cold is the most common illness. By the age of 70, most of us will have suffered an average of 200 colds and spent three years coughing and sneezing. It was just something you had to grin and bear. However, a new nasal spray called Vicks First Defence could change all that by stopping the sniffles before thy start and is being hailed as the biggest breakthrough in cold remedies for years. P&G Health Sciences Institute has more information on this product as well as how viruses cause us common colds. This product has been launched in Germany, Austria, Italy and scheduled around the UK next month (price Ã‚Â£6.99).