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Photos: Transfat no-nos

Photos: Transfat no-nos

Every year, the Center for Science in the Public Interest reveals a restaurant or a list of manufactured goods that are less than healthy when it comes to the amount of transfats in edible fare.

Tooth decay in children

Tooth decay in children

Tooth decay has become a major problem among young children, and pediatric dentists are urging parents to take steps such as limiting sugary snacks and drinks. They also now advise brushing with a small amount of fluoride toothpaste and having a wellness exam at age 1, according to Dr. Norman Tinanoff, chief of the division of pediatric dentistry at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry.

Obama argues healthcare law is working, rejects Republican criticism

Obama argues healthcare law is working, rejects Republican criticism

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama mounted a vigorous effort on Thursday to show his signature healthcare law is working and dismissed Republican critics who are using flaws in Obamacare to campaign for ousting Democrats from the U.S. Congress in November.

In a cloning first, scientists create stem cells from adults

In a cloning first, scientists create stem cells from adults

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Scientists have moved a step closer to the goal of creating stem cells perfectly matched to a patient's DNA in order to treat diseases, they announced on Thursday, creating patient-specific cell lines out of the skin cells of two adult men.

Rare <i> T. rex </i> rests its bones at Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History

Rare T. rex rests its bones at Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History

WASHINGTON -- After a grueling 48-hour drive from Montana, the capital's latest transplant -- a 38-foot long, 66 million-year-old ...

Junk food makes you lazy: Study looks at overweight, unmotivated rats

Junk food makes you lazy: Study looks at overweight, unmotivated rats

You know an unhealthy diet can make you fat, but new research suggests it can sap your motivation too.

How Earth got its tectonic plates

How Earth got its tectonic plates

If you've ever felt the earth shudder beneath your feet during an earthquake, you're no stranger to the effects of Earth's ever-roaming...

A shark's tale takes researchers from Ocean City to the Atlantic Ocean

A shark's tale takes researchers from Ocean City to the Atlantic Ocean

When a shark tagged off the Eastern Shore as part of a marine-life tracking project took off on an unprecedented monthlong journey,...

MORE MARYLAND HEALTH NEWS

Increases in women's BMI linked to fetal, infant deaths, study says

As a woman’s body mass index rises before she is pregnant or early in pregnancy, there is an increased risk of fetal death, stillbirth...

Free samples of prescription drugs are costly to patients, study says

Free samples of prescription drugs may seem like a great deal for patients. But even when doctors think they’re doing patients a favor...

Kitchens could be sources of drug-resistant bacteria

Cutting boards used to prepare raw poultry may be an important source of drug-resistant bacteria in hospital kitchens and private homes,...

Mizeur would legalize physician-assisted suicide

Del. Heather R. Mizeur promised to push for a law allowing physician-assisted suicide in Maryland if elected governor.

New blood test may detect breast cancer spread

Johns Hopkins cancer researchers and collaborators around the country have developed a blood test that they believe can tell when breast...

West African Ebola outbreak caused by new strain of disease: study

CONAKRY (Reuters) - An Ebola outbreak blamed for 135 deaths in West Africa in the past month was not imported from Central Africa but caused...

Getting angry with your spouse? Quick, eat something!

Sound familiar? Your normally cheerful spouse has suddenly, and inexplicably, turned cranky and an otherwise pleasant day is fast becoming a...

Casual pot use causes brain abnormalities in young: study

Young, casual marijuana smokers experience potentially harmful changes to their brains, with the drug altering regions of the mind related...

Upper Chesapeake settles federal discrimination suit

Upper Chesapeake Health System agreed to pay $180,000 to settle a disability discrimination and retaliation lawsuit brought on behalf of a...

Md.'s marijuana laws leave unanswered questions

Now that the state's medical marijuana program has been revived, officials say it will take about 15 months for the first patients to buy...

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