Home > Medical > Cough > News News All sections in Cough » About Cough » Associated Diseases » Check your Symptoms » Cough Medication » Cough Q&A » General Information » Interesting Cough Facts » More on Cough » Multimedia » Cough News » Treating Coughs Whooping cough booster vaccine is said to be ineffective Giving adolescents and adults a booster shot of the whooping cough vaccine does not offer enough protection to prevent outbreaks. Can a placebo reduce the urge to cough? The desire to cough after inhaling the spicy substance in chilli peppers can be soothed by a placebo. Youth gets high on cough medicine About 3.1 million Americans ages 12-25 (5 percent) used cough and cold medicines to get high last year. Follow Health24 on Twitter » Listen Paediatrician » Join Parenting » Ask CyberDoc » What your child's cough means Toxic cough syrup kills 13 in Pakistan 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. 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. Whopping cough cases reach record high The number of whooping cough cases in the United States may hit a record high this year, federal health officials reported. Whooping cough vaccine protection wanes Protection against whooping cough starts to weaken a few years after preschool children get their final diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (DTaP) shot. Second-hand smoke impairs cough reflex Children who are exposed to second-hand smoke are less able to keep airways clear and protect lungs. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Cardiovascular risk factors Take care of your teeth. Anytime. Anywhere. Like us on facebook!