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How far can a cough travel?

How far can a cough travel? | Health24

A cough can travel far and carry with it many germs, putting other people at risk of catching your disease.

Types of cough

Types of cough | Health24

It is important to know what type of cough you have in order to treat it properly.

DNA testing can prevent codeine deaths

DNA testing can prevent codeine deaths

Many children have died after being given too much codeine. DNA testing can identify if your child is at risk.

Pneumonia is serious but Clinton should bounce back, say doctors

Pneumonia is serious but Clinton should bounce back, say doctors | Health24

Hillary Clinton's diagnosis could be serious, but it's unlikely that it will affect her campaign, according to medical experts.

Heavy drinking might harm the lungs

Heavy drinking might harm the lungs | Health24

Alcohol appears to reduce levels of a protective gas in the lungs, study of 12 000 people finds.

After more than eight weeks a cough can be regarded as chronic and it becomes advisable to seek medical advice as it could be indicative of more serious illnesses.

When that cough just won’t go away . . . | Health24

After more than eight weeks a cough can be regarded as chronic and it becomes advisable to seek medical advice as it could be indicative of more serious illnesses.

Alarm over cough syrup drug abuse among Cape Town learners

Alarm over cough syrup drug abuse among Cape Town learners | Health24

Health24 probes the dangers of a drug concoction involving cough syrup, pills, cool drink and possibly alcohol that school children in Cape Town are using to get high.

Call to action: You can help end SA’s TB epidemic | www.health24.com

Call to action: You can help end SA’s TB epidemic | Health24

TB kills hundreds of thousands of South Africans every year, but we can have a country free of this infectious disease and you can play a role in this.

10 dodgy cough remedy ads from the olden days | www.health24.com

10 dodgy cough remedy ads from the olden days | Health24

It is amazing what doctors prescribed for people's cough in days gone by. From morphine to heroin, root beer and marijuana, we take a look at cough remedy ads that were dubious, at best.

A new smartphone app enables you to diagnose your illness by listening to your cough| www.health24.com

This app can diagnose your illness by listening to your cough | Health24

A new smartphone app, able to diagnose an illness such as asthma or pneumonia based on the sound of your cough, is set to drastically change healthcare when it launches in 2016.

Whooping cough vaccine may lose effectiveness over time | www.health24.com

Whooping cough vaccine loses strength over time | Health24

Research reveals that the whooping cough vaccine given to preteens loses strength over time, explaining the recent surge in cases.

About 3.1 million Americans ages 12-25 (5 percent) used cough and cold medicines to get high last year.

Youth gets high on cough medicine | Health24

About 3.1 million Americans ages 12-25 (5 percent) used cough and cold medicines to get high last year.

At least 13 people have died after drinking a toxic cough syrup in the Pakistani city of Lahore, forcing authorities to close pharmacies and a medicine factory, officials said.

Toxic cough syrup kills 13 in Pakistan | Health24

At least 13 people have died after drinking a toxic cough syrup in the Pakistani city of Lahore, forcing authorities to close pharmacies and a medicine factory, officials said.

Coughs usually take longer to clear up than people think, and the gap between how long people expect them to last and how long it actually takes may drive some patients to the doctor for antibiotics that won't help, according to a US study.

Coughs can take a while to clear up | Health24

Coughs usually take longer to clear up than people think, and it may drive some patients to the doctor for antibiotics that won't help, according to a US study.