Your Health: Feb. 26, 2001

GOOD NEWS

NO SWEAT Perspire so heavily that you don't dare lift your arm? German researchers have come up with a novel treatment: tiny doses of the botulinum toxin--yes, the same poison that causes botulism--injected directly into the armpits. A dozen or so injections are enough to block the nerves that activate sweat glands, but the treatment works only for those who suffer from truly excessive sweating in a restricted area, such as the armpits or the hands. If you drip sweat from head to toe, better stick with a shower.

BAD NEWS

FRUITY SETBACK Fruits and vegetables are packed with...

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