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Chocolate-Based Treatment Works Better Than Cough Syrup, Study Finds

The ROCOCO study found patients who received the cocoa-based medicine had significant improvement in their symptoms. It also reduced cough frequency and sleep disruption within two days. What were the side effects?

Medicine January 16, 2019

Toy Whistle Stuck In Airway Causes 4-Year-Old's 'Whistling Cough'

A 4-year-old child's whistling cough was found to be caused by a toy whistle that was lodged in his airway. Doctors say foreign objects in airways are common, but the whistling made his case rare.

Feature | Health August 12, 2018

Painkiller Codeine Not Safe For Children: Pediatricians

The American Academy of Pediatrics urged parents and doctors to stop giving medications with codeine such as pain relievers and cough syrups to children. What makes codeine dangerous?

Public Health September 22, 2016

Clinical Tool May Reduce Unnecessary Antibiotic Use In Kids With Respiratory Tract Infection And Cough

The clinical tool STARWAVe considers seven factors that can help doctors determine if a patient suffering from respiratory tract infections and cough need to be prescribed with antibiotics. The new tool may help curb the problem with antibiotic resistance.

Public Health September 3, 2016

High-Speed Video Reveals How Sneeze Travels And Spreads Infection

MIT researchers showed the droplets extent using a high-speed video in 2D. Sneeze droplets are not readily formed during escape from the mouth and nose. Suspended viruses trapped inside droplets can infect a person through inhalation and skin contact.

Life November 26, 2015

Philippines Confirms Traveler From Middle East Is Second MERS Case

The second case of MERS in the Philippines had been confirmed by the country's health authorities. The patient is currently admitted for quarantine and contact tracing had been started.

Life July 6, 2015

FDA Investigating Possible Risks Of Codeine In Cough Medicine For Children

Codeine-containing medicines, used in the treatment of pediatric cough and colds, are currently under investigation by the FDA. According to the agency, the drugs may cause serious side effects such as breathing problems and death especially in high-risk children.

Life July 3, 2015

Medical Experts Concerned About Whooping Cough Outbreaks: Vaccine May Be Losing Potency

The infection rates of whooping cough are three times to five times higher in a large suburb in Sacramento, raising concerns that the current vaccine for the disease may have lost its potency.

Life February 9, 2015

Codeine can endanger the life of kids, so why do doctors still prescribe it?

Joseph Tobias from the American Academy of Pediatrics opined that doctors continue to prescribe codeine to children despite its associated risks partly out of habit. Other, safer treatment options exist, and researchers also recommended changing insurance reimbursement policies.

Life April 21, 2014

Achoo! Sneeze or cough virus can travel up to 200 times farther than previously thought

Germs from sneezing or coughing can travel much further than once believed. But, what could that mean to building design?

Healthy Living/Wellness April 10, 2014

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