Health Report: Apr. 25, 1994


-- 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.


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