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Half marathon benefiting cancer center celebrates life

Half marathon benefiting cancer center celebrates life

Maryland Half Marathon and 5K is May 10.

U.S. proposal would ban e-cigarette sales to minors, allow advertising

U.S. proposal would ban e-cigarette sales to minors, allow advertising

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed rules on Thursday that would ban the sale of e-cigarettes to anyone under 18, but would not restrict flavored products, online sales or advertising, which public health advocates say attract children.

CDC: Vaccines given over 20 years prevented 731,700 premature deaths

CDC: Vaccines given over 20 years prevented 731,700 premature deaths

How much are childhood vaccines worth to America? Nearly $1.7 trillion, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Potential for heart attack, stroke risk seen with marijuana use

Potential for heart attack, stroke risk seen with marijuana use

Over a five-year period, a government-mandated tracking system in France showed that physicians in that country treated 1,979 patients for serious health problems associated with the use of marijuana, and nearly 2% of those encounters were with patients suffering from cardiovascular problems, including heart attack, cardiac arrhythmia and stroke, and circulation problems in the arms and legs. In roughly a quarter of those cases, the study found, the patient died.

Hopkins code cracks baseball scheduling

Hopkins code cracks baseball scheduling

In baseball, it turns out, making a perfect schedule can be as elusive as throwing a perfect game.

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...

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Mom, TSA settle suit over airport breast milk

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A nursing Southern California mother stopped from taking breast milk through airport security has reached a $75,000...

Hear me now? Gene therapy improves 'bionic ear' technology

A procedure that uses a series of electric jolts to inject lab-designed DNA molecules into cells of the inner ear may help to regrow...

Nearly 7 in 10 Americans say health plans should cover birth control

Among the various provisions of the Affordable Care Act, few are as controversial as the one requiring health insurance providers to include...

Retro Baltimore: Robert Gallo discovers the cause of AIDS

A look back at the discovery 30 years ago

Disadvantaged urban youth may be more likely to be problem gamblers

Link found between gambling, other abuses among Baltimore's youth

Tooth decay in children

University of Maryland pediatric dentist answers questions about preventing cavities in children

Migraine disorder comes with its own set of clues to preventing pain

Starting in her 30s, Barbara Schulties began suffering from debilitating headaches, which she describes as "someone taking a hot poker to my...

Baltimore County Council to consider measure to improve physical fitness in county

Encouraged by a constituent who is also a chiropractor for the Ravens, 1st District Councilman Tom Quirk has proposed legislation to...

High-fat diets linked to some types of breast cancer

Women who eat a lot of fat, particularly saturated fat, may be at higher risk of certain types of breast cancer, new research suggests.

Narrowed carotid artery also a risk for slow thinking, not just stroke

When oxygenated blood needs to squeeze through a narrowed space to get to the brain -- a condition called asymptomatic carotid stenosis --...

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