Updated 26 May 2015

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Coughing up blood – when should you worry?

Coughing up blood isn’t always a reason to panic, but under certain circumstances it can be deadly. These are the signs you should know.

Is the new whooping cough vaccine booster ineffective?

Offering adults and kids a whooping cough vaccine booster may not offer enough protection to prevent an outbreak of the disease.

How exactly do expectorants work?

Your doctor may have prescribed an expectorant for your child’s chesty cough, but what exactly is it and how does it work?

Unsure about which cough syrup will work best for you?

Speak to our cough expert and get the answers you need!


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