Health Report: Oct. 4, 1993


-- Injections of vitamin K are the routine treatment for newborns who suffer from a disease that can lead to potentially fatal episodes of spontaneous internal bleeding. Although some research suggested that the treatment could increase the risk of childhood cancer, parents can now relax: a definitive new study says there's no such risk.

-- An experimental treatment for rheumatoid arthritis -- oral doses of & collagen extracted from chicken cartilage -- can reduce and even eliminate swelling and joint pain, with no major side effects. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!