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Antibiotics `not effective’ in relieving cough

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 09:41

A new research has suggested that antibiotics are not effective in treating cough due to the common cold in children.

`Popular over-the-counter drugs not as effective as claimed`

Last Updated: Monday, October 15, 2012, 14:37

Experts have revealed that over-the-counter medicines do not work as well as they claim to do.

Prenatal pesticide exposure linked to childhood cough

Last Updated: Thursday, September 06, 2012, 12:01

Children exposed to the widely used pesticide additive piperonyl butoxide (PBO) in the womb have heightened risk of noninfectious cough at ages 5 and 6, a new study has found.

Human lungs can sweep out intruders

Last Updated: Sunday, August 26, 2012, 17:56

Human lungs rely on sticky mucus to expel foreign matter, including toxic and infectious agents during a cold or an allergy that causes a running nose and a wet cough.

New approach may treat viral illnesses including common cold

Last Updated: Thursday, August 23, 2012, 18:52

UC Irvine microbiologists have found a new approach to the development of universal treatments for viral illnesses such as meningitis, encephalitis, hepatitis and possibly the common cold by discovering how certain viruses use their host cells to replicate.

Ineffective shots spur rise in whooping cough

Last Updated: Thursday, August 02, 2012, 13:20

Ineffective vaccines may be behind the resurgence of whooping cough in babies, characterised by flu-like symptoms such as a blocked or runny nose, sneezing, mild fever and mild cough, says a study.

How to keep kids safe from whooping cough illness

Last Updated: Saturday, July 21, 2012, 11:41

An appalling menace called the whooping cough which once haunted US children the most, with almost thousand cases reported in a year, is back.

Britain`s whooping cough outbreak: Five babies die

Last Updated: Saturday, July 07, 2012, 13:26

In Britain`s biggest whooping cough outbreak in 20 years, at least five babies have died and nearly 2,000 cases have been reported this year.

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