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Study discovers households marked by 'signature' bacteria

Study discovers households marked by 'signature' bacteria 

Families and roommates share plenty — food, bathrooms, dishes. A study published Thursday adds a less visible but ubiquitous item to the list: bacteria.

Hopkins students invent method to treat battlefield wounds

Hopkins students invent method to treat battlefield wounds 

Polyurethane foam, long used in products such as bedding, furniture and insulation to make people more comfortable, someday also may save lives.

Gun shot victims likely to be black males, uninsured, study says

Gun shot victims likely to be black males, uninsured, study says

A study of firearm assaults in six states, including Maryland, found that young males make up the largest share of those who go to the hospital with an injury, supporting previous research. But it also found black females were more likely than white males to go to the hospital with such a wound.

Some drop exchange health plans during last month

Some drop exchange health plans during last month

Maryland's health exchange reported Friday a decline in the number of people who were covered by private plans through the online insurance portal created by the Affordable Care Act.

U.S. lists 20 corals as threatened; activists want more

The U.S. government pared back the number of reef-building coral species it was considering to label as threatened from 66 to 20 this week,...

Hopkins student team selected in competition to build 'Star Trek'-like device

Hopkins student team selected in competition to build 'Star Trek'-like device 

A team of Johns Hopkins University undergraduates was named a finalist in a competition to build a real-life version of the tricorder, a...

'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...

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Howard health dept. first in Maryland to launch breastfeeding awareness campaign

The Howard County Health Department became the first department in Maryland to launch an awareness campaign about the role of fathers in the...

NIH to launch Ebola vaccine trials in humans

The National Institutes of Health has announced the first clinical trial of a vaccine to protect healthy people from infection by the...

West Nile Virus confirmed in Washington area adult

State health officials reported Thursday they have confirmed the first case of West Nile Virus in Maryland for the year.

Evergreen to provide health services to veterans

The medical system that provides care to Maryland's veterans signed a one-year contract with Evergreen Health Care in Baltimore to offer...

Proposed medical marijuana rules under fire 

Critics took aim Tuesday at proposed regulations to create a medical marijuana industry in Maryland as a state commission tasked with...

Physical therapy clinics rebrand as Pivot, add facilities

A chain of more than 50 mid-Atlantic physical therapy clinics that rebranded itself Pivot Physical Therapy earlier this month has added five...

'Get Up!' or lose hours of your life every day, scientist says

There’s a saying going around that sitting is the new smoking. It’s a bit snarky and perhaps a none-too-subtle dig at those of...

Lose weight to gain brain power? Study says it may work

Weight-loss surgery can make you thinner. But can it make you smarter too?

U.S. says non-allergic peanut moves closer to commercial reality

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new method for removing allergens from peanuts means help could soon be on the way for the roughly 2.8 million...

WHO says Ebola outbreak could strike 20,000 people

The Ebola epidemic in West Africa could infect more than 20,000 people, the U.N. health agency said on Thursday, warning that an...

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