Updated 27 August 2015

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10 dodgy cough remedy ads from the olden days

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

This app can diagnose your illness by listening to your cough

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.

Why South Africans are abusing cough syrup

Cough syrup is among the most abused over-the-counter medications in South Africa. We explore why…

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