Your Health: Apr. 12, 1999


TRANSMISSION TROUBLE Pregnant women who are infected with HIV can cut in half their risk of transmitting the AIDS virus to their newborns by having a C-section. If women are also taking anti-AIDS drugs, their risk is reduced even more--87%. Part of the reason may be that babies are less exposed to HIV during a caesarean--which, though bloody, is quick--than during the many hours of labor that can accompany a vaginal delivery.

BONING UP Eating calcium-rich foods is not the only way to prevent osteoporosis. Fruits and vegetables seem to help too. Data on elderly folks show that those...

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