Your Health: Aug. 27, 2001

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BABY SOY Infants fed formula made from soybeans grow up to be as healthy as those given the standard cow-derived product. A new study comparing the two groups also seems to alleviate concerns that soy's high levels of phytoestrogens, which act like the female sex hormone, could affect development. Nonetheless, experts say, breast milk is still best.

ORAL ADVICE A study investigating HIV transmission from oral sex has run into a novel problem: no cases. So far, researchers have studied 198 people who have only oral sex, 20% of them with an infected partner. Unprotected oral sex is safer,...

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