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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Ingredient used in chocolate for cough remedy

Theobromine containing drug is in the final stages of clinical trials of a drug that contains , an ingredient found in chocolate and cocoa.

Drug could be on the market within two years.Every year lots people suffer from persistent cough - a cough lasting more than two weeks.

Most current medicines used to control the symptoms are opiate-based ones like cough syrups containing codeine, a narcotic.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12048275