THE GOOD NEWS
-- Taking estrogen after menopause may boost a woman's mental skills. A study of 36 older women found that the drug significantly improved their reflexes, eye-hand coordination and ability to solve intellectual puzzles. A larger study is planned.
-- Scientists may be on the track of a better diagnostic test for Lyme disease. While current tests often take months to give a result, new research has discovered a telltale antibody that makes its presence known within a few days of the initial infection.
-- Cyclosporine, which is better known as a treatment for organ-transplant patients, may help people...