Health Report: May 11, 1998

THE GOOD NEWS

INCREDIBLE EDIBLE Get vaccinated by eating veggies? Maybe one day. Scientists have bioengineered a potato to contain a protein that causes diarrhea. When subjects eat it, they develop antibodies to the diarrhea bug.

ON YOUR ROCKER Some seniors actually benefit from sitting in a rocking chair. For those with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia, rocking 80 minutes daily seems to reduce anxiety and depression--and improve their sense of balance.

ABORTION OPTION New data on the controversial abortion pill RU 486: the first major U.S. study shows it succeeds in ending 92% of unwanted pregnancies if taken within...

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