THE GOOD NEWS
-- George Bush's mom was right -- at least about broccoli. Scientists have shown that a substance found in crucifers (broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and other crunchy vegetables) actively blocks formation of cancerous tumors in rats.
-- Experts say new vaccines and treatments for a common type of influenza called Hib can prevent up to one-third of the cases of hearing loss in young children.
-- People who have AIDS are living about a year longer than they were at the start of the epidemic, largely because of improved treatments for Pneumocystis carinii, an AIDS-related pneumonia.