Health Report: May 31, 1993


The antiwrinkle cream Retin-A may have an important side effect: it reverses a condition that sometimes leads to cervical cancer, and it can erase the moles that are precursors of the lethal skin cancer melanoma.

Two new studies say vitamin E decreases the risk of heart disease in men and women who take daily doses of 100 international units.

A cell-growth chemical has been shown to preserve the brain cells lost to Parkinson's disease -- in rats. If it works in humans, it could lead to a new treatment.

Vegetable fats, implicated in breast cancer in research on...

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