Health Report: Jan. 23, 1995

THE GOOD NEWS

-- More evidence of the usefulness of the coronary drugs known as ACE inhibitors: new research shows that if given to patients within 24 hours of a heart attack and then continued for six weeks, they reduce the risk of congestive heart failure and increase survival rates.

-- Researchers say surgery is a safe and effective way to deal with the symptoms of prostate enlargement, including the most common -- difficulty in urinating.

-- A promising development in vaccine research: scientists have found they can use harmless proteins to trigger an immune response in the body. The discovery...

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