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December 3, 2003

Not Much Massage News Today But . . .

these health related articles may be of interest:

Echinacea doesn't reduce the length or severity of colds in children, according to research in the Dec. 3 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Also this same link:
The mercury in dental amalgam fillings does not appear to cause or worsen degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's or multiple sclerosis, according to an article in a recent issue of the New England Journal of Medicine.

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Antidepressants used to treat hot flashes in women taking the breast cancer drug tamoxifen may reduce the effectiveness of the tumor-fighting medication, U.S. doctors said on Tuesday.

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Long-term use of aspirin may reduce the risk of stomach cancer.

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To help stem the epidemic of obesity in the United States, a government advisory group today urged for the first time that doctors weigh and measure all adults and recommend intensive counseling and behavior treatment for those found to be obese.

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The latest CT-scan technique that yields three-dimensional images of the bowel is faster, simpler and safer than the standard colon exam for preventing colon cancer, researchers said on Monday.



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