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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.

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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.


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.


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


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.


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.

Posted by linda at December 3, 2003 8:52 AM

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