Health Report: Jul. 11, 1994

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...

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