Health Report: Dec. 20, 1993

THE GOOD NEWS

-- A natural blood substance called IL-12 restored normal immune responses in $ cells taken from people infected with the virus that causes aids. Scientists caution that although IL-12 in the test tube seems to be a powerful regulator of immune response, it has never been tested in humans.

-- Last month, for the first time since 1912, when record keeping began, the U.S. enjoyed a three-week period in which no cases of measles were reported.

-- The liver takes eight hours to eliminate alcohol from the bloodstream, but Detoxahol, an experimental drug, may shorten that process to...

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