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Ebola outbreak could spur action for Md. scientists working on vaccine

Ebola outbreak could spur action for Md. scientists working on vaccine 

Public health officials have just one tactic to battle the unrelenting Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa — quarantine — but as the disease continues to spread, scientists in Maryland are among those close to discovering other weapons.

Dementia care center explores benefits of yoga

Dementia care center explores benefits of yoga 

At Cathy Rees' yoga class, you won't see anyone attempt a downward-facing dog — many participants are in wheelchairs, and almost all of them suffer from dementia.

What is Ebola and how does it spread?

What is Ebola and how does it spread?

For scientists tracking the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa, it is not about complex virology and genotyping, but about how contagious microbes - like humans - use planes, bikes and taxis to spread.

Enrollment on Maryland health exchange continues

Enrollment on Maryland health exchange continues

The Maryland health exchange reported Friday that more than 411,000 people had signed up for health insurance as of July 26, up more than 38,000 from a month ago.

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...

MORE MARYLAND HEALTH NEWS

The Pill linked to breast cancer risk for younger women

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new statistical analysis finds that women under age 50 who were diagnosed with breast cancer were also more...

'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...

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,...

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.

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...

Vampire facials are said to refresh and heal 

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

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...

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