Your Health: Mar. 29, 1999

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HAPPY HEARTS The antidepressant Zoloft may be good for the heart as well as the soul. A preliminary report suggests that Zoloft thins blood in depressed patients. That's especially helpful because depressed folks seem to have blood platelets that clump together more readily--a major risk factor for heart attack. Indeed, after taking Zoloft for six weeks, patients ended up with platelets comparable to those of folks with no sign of the blues.

PROTEIN POWER Scientists have isolated a protein called lysozyme in the urine of pregnant women that seems to be a powerful anti-AIDS agent. Though the research is...

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