Health Report: Mar. 16, 1998


TAKING A SHOT AT CANCER A vaccine that doctors custom-make for each patient may be able to treat the deadly skin cancer melanoma. In two early studies, the inoculation generated immune cells that attacked cancerous tumors, in many cases shrinking them.

BURN IT UP! Physical activity, even just a daily walk, not only helps your heart, it may also prevent diabetes. How? Burning calories, say researchers, helps your body use insulin more efficiently.

ARTERY AID A study finds that in patients with hardening of the arteries, aspirin improves the condition of the artery lining--one reason why the old...

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