Your Health: May 31, 1999

GOOD NEWS

COLD FRONT This may seem out of season, but researchers are getting closer--just a little--to curing the common cold. An experimental remedy called tremacamra seems to cut the severity of cold symptoms in half, with no bothersome side effects. When sprayed in the nose six times a day, tremacamra blocks the site where cold viruses latch onto cells. Don't toss the tissues yet. Tremacamra was tested on only one cold virus; there are hundreds more out there.

ALLERGIC TO SHOTS? When doctors test for allergies, they often use a method that's scary enough to send anyone into a wheezing...

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