Health Report: Apr. 11, 1994


-- Doctors have found evidence that gene therapy could help people who are suffering from extremely high levels of cholesterol in their blood. Two years after implanting a 30-year-old woman's liver with the gene that she lacks to get rid of the fatty substance, they report that the so-called bad cholesterol in her blood has dropped dramatically.

-- A study of 2,300 patients showed that giving a shot of magnesium sulfate within three hours of a heart attack may prolong a person's life by a few years. The timing is critical, however, as there was no beneficial effect...

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