Vidyya Medical News Service
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Volume 5 Issue 337 Published - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 3-Dec-2003 Next Update - 14:00 UTC 08:00 EST 4-Dec-2003
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Echinacea not effective in treating colds in children
Echinacea is not effective in shortening the duration or decreasing the severity of upper respiratory tract infections in children, according to a study in the December 3 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).  more

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Left side of brain activates speech from birth
For the first time, researchers have used functional magnectic resonance imaging (fMRI) to investigate infantbrain activity in response to speech. They found that, almost from birth, the brain's left hemisphere plays the leading role in processing most language functions.  more

 


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Young males exposed to pesticide endosulfan see delay in sexual maturation
Vitamin B supplements may help people to fight depression. Research published this week in BMC Psychiatry shows that people suffering from depression respond better to treatment if they have high levels of vitamin B12 in their blood.  more

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Self-management improves course of low back pain
Exercise, behavior and dietary changes have a significant impact on improving mental and physical function in low-income adults with chronic low back pain, according to a study published in the current issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine.  more

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Beta-blocker or calcium antagonist-based therapies equally effective in treating hypertension
Hypertensive patients with coronary artery disease had similar outcomes when they took a beta-blocker therapy or a calcium antagonist-based therapy, according to a study in the December 3 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).  more

 
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