Health Report: Nov. 15, 1993

THE GOOD NEWS

-- Scientists have identified the active ingredients in the kudzu vine's roots, which have been used by the Chinese for 1,300 years to treat alcohol abuse. The extract cut in half alcohol consumption in certain hamsters that prefer booze to water.

-- A fast, simple test has been developed to screen men for chlamydia, the most common sexually transmitted disease.

-- Researchers have arrested the most severe form of diabetes in mice, giving rise to hope that juvenile diabetes in humans may someday be prevented.

-- By genetically altering salmonella (the bacteria that cause food poisoning), scientists have...

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