Your Health: Aug. 9, 1999

GOOD NEWS

FLU FIGHT Though much of the nation was in the grip of a heat wave last week, the fever, aches and pain of the flu season will be here in no time. And so will relief. The FDA has approved Relenza, an inhaled anti-influenza drug that can cut the duration of symptoms by one to two days. Relenza, unlike other flu fighters, works against both type A and type B strains. Patients must start taking it soon after feeling ill and then twice daily for five days.

STOKING THE STORK Just as the first test-tube baby comes of age--Louise...

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