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 ineffective Giving adolescents and adults a booster shot of the whooping cough vaccine does not offer enough protection to prevent outbreaks. 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. Coughs take a while to clear up Coughs usually take longer to clear up than people think. Follow Health24 on Twitter » Listen Paediatrician » Join Parenting » Ask CyberDoc » Places germs love to hide Home remedies for sore throats 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. Second-hand smoke impairs cough reflex Children who are exposed to second-hand smoke are less able to keep airways clear and protect lungs. 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. 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. Honey may ease night-time coughing in kids A spoonful of honey before bed may help little kids with a cough - and their parents - sleep through the night, a new study suggests. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Your retirement - a healthy mindset So many people, why so alone? You can still enjoy the sweet things in life Take the sugar test, it could save your life.