Health Report: Jan. 24, 1994

THE GOOD NEWS

-- Nursing a baby can significantly lower chances of getting breast cancer later in life, a new study shows. Mothers who begin breast feeding in their teens and continue for at least six months reduce the risk of cancer before menopause almost by half.

-- Spinal-tissue injuries frequently lead to paralysis, but researchers in Japan say they have cut the spinal cords of newborn rats and reattached the severed ends without inflicting permanent damage. After a few months, these rats were running and climbing nearly as well as uninjured ones.

-- Rats navigating a maze make only half...

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