THE GOOD NEWS
-- Regular workouts may improve the quality of life of the very old, according to a study of men and women in their 80s and 90s. Leg exercises enabled some participants to put aside walkers and use canes.
-- An analysis of data collected during 17 clinical trials of nicotine patches revealed that 22% of smokers who used the patch had not resumed smoking six months later -- more than double the success rate of 9% for smokers who tried to quit while using placebo patches.
THE BAD NEWS
-- More reason for asking pregnant women not to...