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Montelukast does not prevent upper respiratory infections in children

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Neither the frequency nor the duration of upper respiratory infections (URIs) in preschoolers are reduced by prophylactic treatment with montelukast, according to the results of placebo-controlled trial conducted in Israel. There were no significant differences between the...

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Bilateral cochlear implants improve language skills in deaf children

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – Profoundly deaf children given bilateral cochlear devices have significantly better spoken language abilities than those given a single implant, according to a report in the January issue of the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. Furthermore, the authors report,...

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Risperidone effective for bipolar I disorder in children; side effects a concern

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – More children with bipolar I disorder (manic or mixed phase) respond to the antipsychotic risperidone than to lithium or the anticonvulsant divalproex sodium, a multicenter team reports in the Archives of General Psychiatry online January 2. However, risperidone “is...