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A spoonful of honey makes the medicine...irrelevant. That's because honey works better than cough syrups to help with kids' coughs. But don't give honey to infants under one years old. Rachen Buosa/Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption

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For Kid's Coughs, Swap The Over-The-Counter Syrups For Honey

For parents desperate to calm a kid's hacking cough, so the whole family can get some sleep, turns out there's evidence that a common kitchen ingredient works better than OTC medicine.

British Airways Flight 112 flew from New York to London in under five hours, setting a new record. Courtesy of Flightradar24 hide caption

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British Airways Sets Record, Crossing The Atlantic In Under 5 Hours In Strong Winds

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A spoonful of honey makes the medicine...irrelevant. That's because honey works better than cough syrups to help with kids' coughs. But don't give honey to infants under one years old. Rachen Buosa/Getty Images/EyeEm hide caption

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For Kid's Coughs, Swap The Over-The-Counter Syrups For Honey

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