Your Health: Nov. 16, 1998

Good News on Arsenic

Arsenic, the poison of choice in murder mysteries, may have a kinder, gentler role: treating cancer. A pilot study shows that when arsenic is given in low doses to patients with a rare form of leukemia known as APL, nearly all go into remission. The treatment has fewer side effects than conventional chemotherapy.

Bad News on Alcohol

College-age kids have a new reason to lay off booze: research shows that in 21-to-24-year-olds, just two glasses of alcohol impairs the ability to learn significantly more than in adults just a few years older. Another new report suggests what...

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