Latest coughs Stories

2011-11-02 14:00:00

Hylandâs Inc.'s new DEFEND Cold & Cough, DEFEND Cold & Cough Night and DEFEND Sinus offer multi-symptom relief from the symptoms of seasonal illness for adults in natural formulas that are non-drowsy and free from dyes, alcohol and sugar. Hylandâs new, 100 percent natural Baby Cough Syrup is specially formulated for infants 6 months and older, to relieve symptoms for a variety of coughs without drowsy or stimulant side effects. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB)...

2010-07-13 06:30:00

Most people fail to properly prevent the spread of contagious and infectious germs when coughing and sneezing, according to a study by medical students in New Zealand. For the study, the students secretly watched hundreds of people cough or sneeze at a train station, a shopping mall and a hospital. What they noticed was far from sanitary. The study took place in the capital city of Wellington over a two week period last August, during the tail end of the swine flu illness. It was a period...

2010-07-13 02:23:07

Less than 5 percent of public adopted public health recommendations during H1N1 pandemic Approximately 1 out of every 4 people observed in a public setting failed to cover their mouth when they coughed or sneezed according to research presented today at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases. Even more concerning, less than 5 percent of people covered their mouth using methods recommended by public health officials. "We were surprised to find that this was the first...

2009-11-10 07:25:00

American and Australian scientists say they are working on a new breed of software which could turn your cell phone into a Star Trek-like device capable of diagnosing what ails you simply by coughing into the microphone. Researchers at the research firm STAR Analytical Services say that if medical experts are able to tell whether a patient has pneumonia or just a cold, or whether an infection is viral or bacterial just by the sound of a cough, then there's no reason why a computer program...

2009-09-15 13:26:42

Using sophisticated modeling, U.S. researchers showed H1N1 flu infection rates vary via pathways of exposure -- touching, coughing, inhaling air. Dr. Mark Nicas of the University of California Berkeley's School of Public Health and Dr. Rachael M. Jones of the University of Illinois Chicago's School of Public Health say while healthcare workers and caregivers attending known or suspect influenza patients are a high-risk group, individuals in classrooms or crowded stores with people with H1N1...

2007-10-11 18:00:00

By LAURAN NEERGAARD WASHINGTON - Drug makers pulled cold medicines targeted for babies and toddlers off the market Thursday, leaving parents to find alternatives for hacking coughs and runny little noses just as fall sniffles get in full swing. The move represented a pre-emptive strike by over-the-counter drug manufacturers - a week before government advisers were to debate the medicines' fate. But it doesn't end concern about the safety of these remedies for youngsters. Thursday's...

2006-11-14 03:00:00

By Roger Dobson It hurts, makes a loud rattling noise, and travels at up to 60 miles an hour. Over the next few months, it will be responsible for more than two million visits to GPs, and more than [pound]500m will be spent on medicines this year trying to stop it. The cough is one of Britain's biggest health problems. In a full year, the costs to the economy are now estimated to have reached [pound]1bn. While in some cases it can be a symptom of more serious underlying diseases or problems...

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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.