Coughing News

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8/12/2013
Health Tip: Comfort a Child With Croup

But if the toddler is under 4, hold the cough medicine

6/19/2013
Many U.S. Adults Under-Vaccinated Against Whooping Cough, Survey Finds

Only 20 percent got shot within last 10 years

5/22/2013
COPD May Be Over-Diagnosed Among Uninsured

Patients thought to have lung condition were re-evaluated in small study

5/20/2013
Study: Older Whooping Cough Vaccine More Effective

But it was phased out because of side effects; newer version works, study notes

4/23/2013
Many Parents Give Kids Cold Medicines When They Shouldn't, Survey Finds

They often miss fine print on the label warning against use in children younger than 4 years old

3/17/2013
Know What's in Your Child's Medications, FDA Warns

Mixing cold, allergy drugs can cause harm, agency says

3/11/2013
More Evidence Whooping Cough Protection Wanes

Vaccine still recommended, although it appears to weaken after fifth dose, study finds

2/27/2013
12/19/2012
Most Coughs Don't Respond to Antibiotics, Study Confirms

Amoxicillin may cause more harm than good unless pneumonia is suspected, researchers say

12/3/2012
Ex-President George H.W. Bush Remains Hospitalized

88-year-old being treated for bronchitis and lingering cough

11/21/2012
15 Million in U.S. Have COPD, a Lung Disease

Prevalence of the chronic condition is highest in Kentucky, CDC says

11/9/2012
Women's Respiratory Symptoms May Vary With Menstrual Cycle

For example, study found wheezing highest on days 10 to 22

10/24/2012
Antibiotics Don't Ease Coughs in Kids With Common Cold: Study

No treatment is sometimes the best option, experts say

10/24/2012
CDC Panel: All Pregnant Women Should Get Whooping Cough Shot

Mother's immunity can be passed on to her child, experts say

10/5/2012
For People With Lung Disease, Colds Are Worse With School Kids Around

Study found sore throat, runny nose, cough were all more likely

10/2/2012
Vitamin D Won't Save You From Common Cold, Latest Study Says

Healthy adults who took supplements did no better than those on placebos

9/26/2012
Health Tip: Treating a Chronic Cough

Remedy's effectiveness depends on the cause

8/28/2012
Chronic Cough Responds to Epilepsy Drug, Study Finds

But expert contends few patients really need it

8/20/2012
Secondhand Smoke May Impair Children's Cough Reflex

Reduced sensitivity to respiratory irritants could raise pneumonia risk, researchers say

8/6/2012
Honey a Sweet Treatment for Kids' Night-Time Cough

Given before bedtime, study found this home remedy improved symptoms of common cold

7/31/2012
Is 'Improved' Vaccine Causing Whooping Cough Outbreaks?

Current shot may be less effective than earlier one, experts suggest

7/19/2012
Whooping Cough Cases Reaching Record Highs: CDC

Vaccine appears to wear off, so booster shots are needed, experts say

7/13/2012
5/28/2012
Health Tip: Don't Spread Germs

Cover your mouth when you cough

5/14/2012
'Self-Managing' COPD Might Pose Risks, Study Suggests

People getting comprehensive education had higher death risk, researchers found

3/27/2012
Research Shows How Colds Lead to Coughing, Wheezing

Viruses activate 'cough receptors,' especially among those with asthma

2/23/2012
Mild Winter Heralds Early Sneezin' Season

Tree pollen, accompanying allergies starting sooner in many areas this year

1/23/2012
Health Tip: Help Calm a Cough

Here's what you can do

12/1/2011
Many Ignore Symptoms of Lung Disease, Study Finds

Shortness of breath, chronic coughing could indicate COPD

10/25/2011
CT Scans May Pick Up COPD Early in Smokers

But whether it's cost effective isn't clear, expert says

10/18/2011
Health Tip: Why Cough?

Here are some common causes

9/28/2011
8/19/2011
Kids' Hacking Is Seldom Whooping Cough, Study Finds

For most children, respiratory symptoms don't indicate presence of the illness, researchers say

7/11/2011
Boostrix Approved to Prevent Tetanus, Diphtheria and Whooping Cough in Seniors

First single vaccine to prevent all 3 diseases in elderly

2/16/2011
Parents Still Giving Cough, Cold Meds to Kids Under 2: Poll

Many caregivers, doctors not heeding FDA warning about dangers of over-the-counter drugs

1/12/2011
12/14/2010
Flu Spreads Easily in High Schools, Study Suggests

Students, teachers had more than 760,000 opportunities daily to pass illness via airborne droplets

12/2/2010
Spread Cheer, Not Germs, at Holiday Gatherings

Expert suggests keeping some distance while making merry with family and friends

11/23/2010
Shots, Hygiene Can Help Shield Kids From Flu

Experts say common-sense steps by parents can stop germs from spreading

11/22/2010
Kids' ER Visits Down After Cold Medicine Withdrawal

Cough, cold medications not meant for children under 4, experts say

11/19/2010
Cough Syrup Might Help With Dosing of Breast Cancer Drug

Cold medicine's active ingredient is absorbed at similar rate to tamoxifen, study says

10/15/2010
9/6/2010
College Students Reminded to Wash Their Hands

Making good hygiene a habit can help stop spread of flu at school, expert says

8/13/2010
Health Tip: Does Your Child Have Pertussis?

Some common symptoms of 'whooping cough'

5/12/2010
Health Tip: Before Using Cough Medicine

Signs that you should first speak with your doctor

5/3/2010
Health Tip: Why Your Child is Coughing

Here are typical causes of chronic cough

1/4/2010
Using Kitchen Spoons Ups Risk of Dosing Errors

Researchers recommend sticking with measuring devices that come with medicines

11/12/2009
My 10-Day Ordeal With the Swine Flu

Reporter recounts her bout with H1N1, made all the worse by chronic asthma

11/4/2009
Americans Gaining Awareness of COPD: Survey

Yet half of those with lung disease symptoms remain undiagnosed, experts say

10/30/2009
Whooping Cough Immunity Lasts 30 Years or More

Finding defies belief that resistance wears thin much sooner