Switching cough off

Researchers find possible solution to the nagging problem of how to curb a cough

By Stephen Ornes, 11:00 AM May 3, 2012

Most of the time, there’s nothing to do about a cough other than wait until it passes. Most cough medicines either don’t work very well or have serious side effects, like drowsiness. This isn’t what you want to hear if you’ve been coughing for days. But recent research has turned up a possible new way to cure a cough.

Coughing may come with the common cold or it may be triggered by smoke or pollen in the air. There’s always a trigger, though we don’t always know what it is.

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