Your Health: Aug. 14, 2000

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FOOD AND SEX Pfizer's little blue pill may do more than revive a flaccid love life. Viagra could restore normal digestion to millions of diabetics who suffer from gastroparesis, an affliction that causes bloating, loss of appetite, vomiting and dehydration. The drug eases a clenched stomach muscle to facilitate passage of food (much as it relaxes a muscle in the penis to allow blood flow)--at least in mice. Study results were so uplifting that researchers plan to start human trials as early as next month.

HAIR TODAY...With partner Bristol-Myers Squibb, razor titan Gillette is sharpening another weapon against hair:...

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