Health Report: Aug. 30, 1993


-- A report by the National Research Council concludes that fluoride, now in the drinking water of 132 million Americans, poses no health risk. Reviewing studies on fluoride's health effects, the council found no link with kidney disease, cancer, or stomach or intestinal problems.

-- Forget the aphrodisiacs. A report in New Scientist magazine says two Israeli scientists, Mati Fridkin and Illan Gozes, have developed a lotion that may help men who are impotent because of physical problems -- for instance, some men suffering complications from diabetes. Called Stearyl-VIP, the lotion, which would be rubbed onto the penis,...

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