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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.

Health exchange continues to enroll consumers in insurance

Health exchange continues to enroll consumers in insurance

Almost 18,680 people asked for more time to sign up for insurance through the state's health exchange because they had trouble with the website during open enrollment, but exchange officials said Tuesday that many have already had their issues addressed.

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.

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

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 or infant death, and severely obese women have the highest risk, researchers said Tuesday.

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

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...

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...

U.S. healthcare usage and spending resumes rise in 2013: report

Americans used more health services and spent more on prescription drugs in 2013, reversing a recent trend, though greater use of cheaper...

Experts look back at Hopkins shooting to improve safety

Dr. Christina Catlett was working in the emergency room at Johns Hopkins Hospital when word came of a shooting just floors above. Paul...

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