Health Report: May 18, 1998

THE GOOD NEWS

A WALK IN THE WOODS Trying to avoid getting Lyme disease? Scientists now say that even if grass is high, you can reduce your odds of a tick bite if you stick to areas where bare ground is visible. Mice--primary carriers of infected ticks--like to hide in denser growth.

SALT SHAKER Confused about salt? This may help: an analysis of 114 studies over 30 years finds no evidence that people with normal blood pressure need to limit their intake.

CAREFUL KIDS Over the past decade, the number of youngsters killed in bicycle, car and other accidents has fallen...

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