Reuters – Long-term antibiotic therapy ineffective for persistent Lyme symptoms
Twelve weeks of antibiotic therapy proved ineffective at combating the long-term symptoms seen in some people who have had Lyme disease, a new test of 280 sufferers found.
The new study, known as PLEASE, was the largest ever done in patients with chronic symptoms following a Lyme infection. It was designed to see if either of two antibiotic regimens might make a difference. They didn’t.

The New York Times – New F.D.A. Guidelines Ease Access to Abortion
The Food and Drug Administration has relaxed the guidelines for taking a pill that induces abortion, reviving one of the most contentious issues of the abortion debate. The change allows women to use the drug further into pregnancy and with fewer visits to the doctor.
The announcement on Wednesday came unexpectedly in the final stretch of the Obama administration and amid an election campaign in which both parties covet the women’s vote. Some abortion opponents charged that the new regimen was politically motivated. The F.D.A. said its actions were based strictly on medical science.

TIME – Antarctic Ice Melt Could Be Responsible for a Dangerous Rise in Sea Levels
Ice melting from Antarctica could drive more than 3.5 ft. (1.1 m) in global sea-level rise by 2100 without action to curb greenhouse emissions, according to new research.
The findings, published in the journal Nature, paint a grim picture of cities across the globe inundated with water, and melting ice from Antarctica represents only one source of sea-level rise. Ice melt from Greenland and glaciers located elsewhere — as well as the expansion of seawater due to warmer temperatures — could also add additional feet to current sea levels.