Health Report: Dec. 19, 1994

THE GOOD NEWS

-- People between 60 and 70 who receive flu shots are 50% less likely to develop the flu than those not protected, a new study shows. Getting a vaccination may be a particularly good idea for the elderly, who account for almost 95% of deaths from the flu.

-- Relief may be at hand for the needle-phobic: researchers have created a nasal spray that vaccinates mice against Lyme disease. Sprays protecting humans against such diseases as diarrhea and pneumonia are next.

-- The trembling and muscle weakness of Parkinson's disease improved in a small number of patients who...

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