Technique IDs deadliest whooping cough cases

Taking early and repeated white blood cell counts is vital in diagnosing whooping cough (pertussis) in infants and identifying which of them have the highest risk of dying from the respiratory infection, according to a new study.

The colour of phlegm is a good indicator

Confirming widespread beliefs by doctors and parents alike, the colour of phlegm coughed up by people is indeed a good indicator of whether that person has a bacterial infection.

Toxic cough syrup kills 13

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.

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