Health Report: Apr. 27, 1998

THE GOOD NEWS

COLD-BLOODED CURE? Scientists may have discovered an unlikely way to fight Lyme disease: use lizard blood. Though a vaccine or treatment is still far off, early reports show that when infected ticks are bathed in lizard blood, the Lyme-disease bacteria are destroyed.

NO REST FOR THE BREAST Another reason for moms to breast-feed babies: breast milk contains lactadherin, a protein that seems to fight off the virus that causes most infant diarrhea.

TAME TEENS Adolescents who get condoms at school aren't any more sexually active than those who don't. And when prepared teens do have sex, they're more...

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