Your Health: May 17, 1999

GOOD NEWS

GOODBYE REYE'S Today, 20 years after doctors realized that Reye's syndrome was linked to taking aspirin, the dreaded childhood illness has virtually disappeared. Only two cases were reported in the U.S. in 1997, in contrast to 550 in 1980. The appearance of even two cases suggests that despite warnings on bottle labels, parents are still giving kids aspirin for viral diseases. That's a no-no, especially with chickenpox or the flu.

FILL 'ER UP Loading up on liquids--any kind, including water, coffee or soda--may help protect the bladder from cancer. Data on 50,000 men show that consuming ten 8-oz. glasses...

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