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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

Hopkins medical school criticized for using pigs as part of training

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 during a protest of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Health exchange seeks to re-enroll all who bought insurance plans

Health exchange seeks to re-enroll all who bought insurance plans 

Maryland health exchange officials plan to contact every person who bought one of their insurance plans last year to get them to re-enroll in November.

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

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 sexually assaulting her, according to a lawsuit filed in Allegany County.

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...

Hopkins joins research center developing 'hack-proof' layer of cyber protection

Hopkins joins research center developing 'hack-proof' layer of cyber protection 

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University and four other prominent institutions will spend the next five years trying to turn a...

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Some ICU patients can develop psychosis 

Disrupted sleep, sensory deprivation can lead to disorientation

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...

Liberia police fire on protesters as West Africa's Ebola toll hits 1,350

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Police in the Liberian capital fired live rounds and tear gas on Wednesday to disperse a stone-throwing crowd trying to...

Top cardiologist touts vegan diet to patients

Dr. Kim Williams thought he followed a heart-healthy diet: He avoided red meat and fried foods. He ate his chicken breast without the skin.

How a promising new drug may help combat baldness caused by alopecia

A cure for patchy baldness may be on the way, according to a new study published Sunday in the journal Nature Medicine.

Walking, biking and taking public transit tied to lower weight

People who walk, bike or take public transportation to work tend to be thinner than those who ride in their own cars, according to a new...

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