Health Report: Mar. 21, 1994

THE GOOD NEWS

-- Cranberry juice really does protect against urinary-tract infections, as women have long believed and a scientific study now confirms. As it happens, the study was funded by Ocean Spray, which provided the juice.

-- Children who drink caffeinated soda show significant improvements in tests of attention and manual dexterity, a new study reports. Not surprisingly, the kids also said the caffeine made them feel less sluggish -- and more anxious.

-- Fat consumption in the U.S. continues to fall -- down to 34% of daily calories in 1990 from 42% in the mid-1960s. But Americans are eating...

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