Always clearing your throat? You could be doing more harm than good, experts warn

Always clearing your throat You could be doing more harm than good, warn experts Throat clearing may harm the throat and vocal chordsIt is a vicious cycle – the more someone clears their throat, the more they feel they need to clear it By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 18:58 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 19:11 GMT, 1 March 2013 Colleagues who habitually clear their throats have long been the bane of many office workers’ lives.

Chocolate coat your throat: Chocolate "stops" persistent coughs

Sweet remedy: Chocolate can help you beat persistent coughsChemical found in cocoa has been shown to help Researchers recommend a bar of dark chocolate a day | UPDATED: 22:36 GMT, 8 December 2012 Chocolate may be a remedy for the common cough, according to new research, writes Roger Dobson.

Mother reveals the terrifying moment she realised her baby had whooping cough

Mother reveals the terrifying moment she realised her baby had whooping cough Poppy's condition was missed three times because her chest appeared clearAfter a doctor detected the 'whooping' sound she was rushed to hospital, where she was diagnosed with a collapsed lungShe suffered from water retention, which made her body double in sizePoppy is finally on the road to recovery | UPDATED: 17:50 GMT, 30 November 2012 Enlarge Fighting: Poppy Webber pictured in hospital being treated for whooping cough A new mother told of the terrifying moment she took her two-week-old baby to doctors with a chest infection to be told the youngster had whooping cough.

Cough medicine: Are expensive cough mixtures a waste of time? Which? casts doubt on health claims

Are expensive cough mixtures a waste of time Which casts doubt on health claims | UPDATED: 07:13 GMT, 15 October 2012 Effective: Benylin cough syrup is popular off the shelves, but just how effective is it Popular medicines we spend billions of pounds on a year do not work as well as they claim to do, according to experts.

Lulu: "I"m thicker now in the waist and I hate it, but I cannot starve myself"

'I'm thicker now in the waist and I hate it, but I cannot starve myself': Under the microscope with Lulu | UPDATED: 00:19 GMT, 2 October 2012 The 63-year-old singer on how she keeps slim and suffering from depression after the end of her second marriage 'If I'm 8 st, it's my perfect weight (I'm 5ft 1in),' said Lulu ARE YOU MORE HEALTH CONSCIOUS WITH AGE I’ve always been health conscious but every year I now have a health test, including a laparoscopy where a camera is put into your stomach.

Five babies dead from whooping cough so far this year in biggest outbreak for 20 years

Five babies dead from whooping cough so far this year in biggest outbreak for 20 years Waning immunity following vaccination' or natural infection may be to blameCases in babies under three months have gone up more than five times in two years | UPDATED: 16:08 GMT, 5 July 2012 Five babies have died in the biggest whooping cough outbreak for two decades, the Health Protection Agency (HPA) said.

Whooping cough cases double in past year to over 1,000

Whooping cough cases double in past year to more than 1,000 Whooping cough is most serious in babies and young children and can be fatal Whooping cough cases have increased among those aged 15 to 40, although it is a more serious condition in children Cases of whooping cough have more than doubled in the last year – although peaks of this kind are normal, according to the Health Protection Agency (HPA).