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Legionnaires' case spurs water restrictions at Baltimore apartment building

Legionnaires' case spurs water restrictions at Baltimore apartment building

Water restrictions remain in place at the Hanover Square Apartments in Otterbein, where one resident was diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease in mid-July, according to the city's Health Department.

Sexual assault charges dropped against Allegany doctor

Sexual assault charges dropped against Allegany doctor 

Former Catonsville doctor William Dando will not face trial for sexual assault allegations after agreeing never to practice medicine in Maryland again.

Doctor had trail of troubles before assault accusations exposed past rape conviction

Doctor had trail of troubles before assault accusations exposed past rape conviction 

Amber English was looking for a new job when her mother said their neighbor, the silver-haired doctor, was hiring.

U.S. CDC says Ebola threatens stability of stricken countries

CHICAGO (Reuters) - The world's worst Ebola outbreak is threatening the stability of affected and neighboring countries in West Africa, and requires a "massive" effort to bring it under control, the head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday.

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...

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...

MORE MARYLAND HEALTH NEWS

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...

Auditors say Developmental Disabilities Administration corrects costly flaws 

State auditors say Maryland's Developmental Disabilities Administration has corrected flaws that cost taxpayers millions of dollars.

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...

Congo death toll from Ebola climbs to 31

The death toll from an outbreak of the Ebola virus in the Djera region of northern Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 31, Minister of...

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...

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