Your Health: Oct. 15, 2001

GOOD NEWS

RING OF PREVENTION In its ongoing search for the perfect birth-control device, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a new one called NuvaRing. It's a clear, flexible plastic ring that's inserted into the vagina once a month and emits the same hormones used in the Pill but in lower (and presumably safer) doses. It should be available by spring.

GLOWING RESULTS What makes ovarian cancer so deadly is that there's no foolproof way to catch it early. Now researchers have developed an extremely sensitive test that finds tumors when they're still tiny--at least in mice. The animals were...

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