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Study: Echinacea Doesn't Treat Kids' Colds

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Study: Echinacea Doesn't Treat Kids' Colds

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Study: Echinacea Doesn't Treat Kids' Colds

Study: Echinacea Doesn't Treat Kids' Colds

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A new study suggests that the popular herbal supplement echinacea doesn't help children get over their colds more quickly. Many people use echinacea in the belief that it boosts the immune system. NPR's Rachel Jones reports.