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Experimental Ebola drugs raising ethics questions

Experimental Ebola drugs raising ethics questions 

As the flesh-eating Ebola virus ravages West Africa, two American health workers who contracted the disease in Liberia were airlifted back to the United States to be treated with an experimental drug. They have since recovered.

Insurers gain rate approvals for health exchange

Insurers gain rate approvals for health exchange 

The dominant carrier on Maryland's health exchange, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, will raise premiums beginning in January, though not nearly as much as the company wanted, state regulators announced Friday.

U.S. moves to ensure birth control access at religious companies

(Reuters) - The Obama administration will ensure access to birth control coverage for employees of closely held companies that object on religious grounds to contraception, one of the health benefits mandated by the Affordable Care Act.

Avoiding ticks is key to preventing Lyme disease

Avoiding ticks is key to preventing Lyme disease 

Maryland has one of the highest rates of Lyme disease in the country

'Different ways of being sexy' could help create new animal species

'Different ways of being sexy' could help create new animal species 

Since Charles Darwin wrote "The Origin of Species" more than 150 years ago, it's been known that nature's selection creates some species and...

As Messenger nears crash landing on Mercury, scientists racing to collect best data yet

As Messenger nears crash landing on Mercury, scientists racing to collect best data yet 

NASA's Messenger spacecraft has swung around its namesake planet for three years, beaming observations of Mercury back to Earth, but next...

Five questions for Sharon Hrynkow, president of the Global Virus Network

Five questions for Sharon Hrynkow, president of the Global Virus Network 

Faced with the threats of viruses like H1N1 influenza and SARS in recent years, scientists including the University of Maryland's Dr. Robert...

At last! Cassini spies methane clouds on Saturn's moon Titan

At last! Cassini spies methane clouds on Saturn's moon Titan

Flying past Saturn’s moon Titan, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has caught a few glimpses of methane clouds speeding over the...

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DEA tightens controls on hydrocodone painkiller drugs

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is putting tighter controls on the nation's most widely prescribed narcotic painkiller in a move to...

U.S. missionary still physically recovering after Ebola, son says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. missionary who contracted the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia is better after being released from an Atlanta...

Hopkins medical school criticized for using pigs as part of training 

Using live pigs to train future doctors in surgery is unethical and unnecessary, members of a health and animal rights group said Thursday...

Some ICU patients can develop psychosis 

Disrupted sleep, sensory deprivation can lead to disorientation

Second patient alleges sexual assault by Dr. William Dando in lawsuit

A second patient at a Western Maryland urgent care center is accusing Dr. William Dando, a former Catonsville family practitioner, of...

Northern California patient tested for possible Ebola exposure

(Reuters) - Blood samples from a patient at a Northern California hospital, who is suspected of having been exposed to the deadly Ebola...

Summer skin care: Could be the season of the itch

As appealing as the long afternoons, soaring temperatures and time outside can be, they also signal a harsh environment that can assault the...

Study: To boost your odds of a successful marriage, have a big wedding

To improve your odds of a high-quality marriage, try not to have too many sexual partners before you meet “the one.” And when...

Peanut and almond butters recalled for possible salmonella

(Reuters) - A natural food company is voluntarily recalling certain peanut butters and almond butters because government testing found...

Simple measures made hospital patients 70% more likely to quit smoking

A free supply of nicotine replacement medication and a handful of automated phone calls made smokers who wanted to quit much more likely...

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