Your Health: May 7, 2001

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SOME NERVE! Besides the immediate worry over whether they will be cured, men who undergo prostate-cancer surgery invariably fear they'll lose the ability to have spontaneous sex--which can happen if doctors need to cut nerves that send arousal signals to the penis. Now researchers report that they've salvaged sexual function in more than 100 men by rewiring the penis with a nerve taken from the ankle. The procedure is still experimental, however, and the grafts are not as good as the original.

B IS FOR BREAST For years researchers have suspected that alcohol--even one glass a day--could increase...

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