Health Report: Jun. 13, 1994

THE GOOD NEWS

Scientists studying 2,454 people in Shanghai report that drinking green tea, made from leaves that are steamed, rolled and crushed, can reduce the risk of developing cancer of the esophagus nearly 60%.

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a pill that combines the power of three antituberculosis medications. By cutting down on the number of pills patients must take -- thereby making it easier to complete treatment and thoroughly eradicate infections -- doctors hope to avoid creating drug- resistant TB strains.

THE BAD NEWS

Women who smoke run a 25% greater risk of dying from breast cancer...

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