Health Secretary Sharfstein to join Hopkins

Health Secretary Sharfstein to join Hopkins 

Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein said Wednesday he plans to leave his post as secretary of the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where he drew criticism for the botched rollout of the state's health insurance exchange website.

Maryland man leaves hospital after bout with flesh-eating bacteria

ANNAPOLIS Md. (Reuters) - A Maryland man who nearly lost a leg and his life to a flesh-eating bacterial infection he contracted in Chesapeake Bay, has been released from hospital, a spokeswoman said on Tuesday.

Blood test may someday predict who is suicidal

Blood test may someday predict who is suicidal

A blood test that monitors changes in one specific gene may someday allow doctors to predict those likely to attempt suicide.

Vampire facials are said to refresh and heal

Vampire facials are said to refresh and heal 

Treatment using patient's own blood has anecdotal success but not a lot of data.

Dry heat: Hot Jupiters hold surprisingly little water, study finds

Dry heat: Hot Jupiters hold surprisingly little water, study finds

Planetary scientists searching for water on three distant exoplanets have come up dry. Scientists who trained NASA’s Hubble Space...

Seals connect the dots to feed in offshore wind farms

Seals connect the dots to feed in offshore wind farms

As wind farms march out into coastal waters to meet energy demands, seals are learning to use them like local grocery stores, scientists...


Chikungunya virus spreading in New York, New Jersey: CDC

Cases of chikungunya virus, a painful, mosquito-borne disease that has spread rapidly through the Caribbean in recent months, spiked...

Practice safe eating during Farmers Market Week

Groups offer tips to prevent sickness from produce

University of Maryland wins grant to study STDs

Researchers to use funds to find better treatment, prevention for gonorrhea, chlamydia

Kaiser, Hopkins collaborate on patient care

Kaiser Permanente and John Hopkins Medicine said Tuesday that they plan to expand on an existing relationship between the health care...

If you can run for 5 minutes a day, you may add years to your life

People who jogged or ran for as little as five minutes a day reduced their risk of premature death by nearly one-third and extended their...

American man from Minnesota died from Ebola virus: report

A 40-year-old man who died in a Nigerian hospital last week from the ebola virus was an American from Minnesota, his wife told NBC News on...

Pediatric 'Nurse Stephanie' has cared for generations of patients in Towson

A joy of the job is watching babies grow, Anneslie resident says.

New playground intended to help autistic children build social skills 

Inviting a friend to play on a tire swing can be difficult for autistic children, but with special kinds of playgrounds cropping up in...

Second American volunteer contracts Ebola in West Africa

An American who was working in Liberia to combat a deadly Ebola outbreak has tested positive for the virus, officials with a Christian...

Joseph Simmons of Run-DMC raps about his fight against diabetes

Joseph Simmons, a.k.a. Rev Run, better be on Aerosmith's Christmas card list. He was part of the Run-DMC hip-hop trio, one of the most...


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