Your Health: Feb. 25, 2002

GOOD NEWS

ON STAPH It's still experimental, but scientists have developed the first vaccine against staph. The news comes none too soon: staph is one of the commonest--and deadliest--infections patients pick up in the hospital. In tests so far, the vaccine cut in half the incidence of staph among dialysis patients. Researchers hope that eventually all patients undergoing major surgery will be inoculated.

SEX? NO SWEAT Although there have already been more than 100 cases of men suffering heart attacks while on Viagra, studies funded by Pfizer had determined that its erection drug posed no risk to men with stable hearts....

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