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Medical News Today: What causes a chronic cough?

A chronic cough is one that lasts for 8 weeks in adults or 4 weeks in children. It may produce mucus or be dry and tickle the throat. Common causes of a persistent cough include asthma and bronchitis. Less commonly, it can indicate lung cancer or heart problems. Learn more about causes, symptoms, and treatments here.

Researchers describe one of the darkest planets ever found

A team of researchers with Keele University in the U.K. has described one of the darkest planets ever observed. In their paper uploaded to the arXiv preprint server, the team describes the planet and where it appears to stand among other dark planets.

Karina Canellakis, back in L.A. with a hire-wire act

Karina Canellakis will not be the next music director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. When she made her impressive debut at the beginning of 2015, she seemed a likely candidate. But it was apparently love at first downbeat when Spanish conductor Jaime Martín made his debut with the ensemble…

Medical News Today: Why are my hands warm?

A person’s hands may feel unusually warm for many reasons, ranging from recent exercise to medical conditions. In this article, we look at nine possible causes of warm hands, including high blood pressure and infection. Learn what accompanying symptoms can indicate an illness and when to consult a doctor here.