Your Health: Jun. 8, 1998

GOOD NEWS FOR BOWELS

An FDA advisory panel last week recommended approval for a new drug, infliximab, to treat Crohn's disease--a painful, chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. There's no cure for Crohn's, but infliximab, which is administered intravenously, significantly reduces symptoms--sometimes for months at a time. Final approval is expected by this fall.

BAD NEWS FOR DRIVERS

Car smell like an old pair of running shoes? The problem may lie in your air conditioner. A new report finds that about 3% of autos--high- and low-end models--have fungi and bacteria breeding in the moisture that collects on the a.c. It won't...

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