Your Health: Nov. 27, 2000

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FOOD FLIGHT The prospect of rubbery chicken and overdone pasta is enough to make frequent flyers want to grab a bite before getting on a plane. Now research shows that a snack and drink (nonalcoholic) an hour before flying reduces the odds of a heart attack or fainting spell while on board. Don't overdo it with a heavy meal, but nourishment increases blood flow, which in turn delivers more oxygen to the body's organs--including the brain and probably the heart.

EARLY DETECTION What makes ovarian cancer so deadly is that it's often caught after it has spread, partly because...

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