Your Health: Dec. 17, 2001

GOOD NEWS

FOOD FOR SIGHT Seniors tend to have trouble with panoramic views. About 20% of Americans over 60 suffer from macular degeneration, above, which gradually cloaks their sight in shadow. In a surprise finding, researchers report that simply taking vitamins may slow the progression of the disease. High doses (far above those recommended by the Food and Drug Administration) of antioxidant vitamins C, E and beta carotene, combined with zinc, offer measurable protection against vision loss.

BAD NEWS

TOO TRANQUIL? If you've had surgery recently and experienced nausea while coming out of anesthesia, your doctor may have given you a...

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