GOOD NEWS ON LYME
Lyme disease can be treated, but the common tick-borne illness has never quite been preventable. Two new vaccines using genetically engineered bacteria have been proved effective in protecting adults against Lyme disease. Both await FDA approval, and at least one is expected to be available for next summer's Lyme-disease season. Vaccine tests for children are still in the works.
BAD NEWS ON RADIATION
For patients who suffer from the most common type of lung cancer, postoperative radiation therapy is often a routine part of treatment. But a study published last week urges re-evaluation of this practice, showing...