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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.

Subpoenas issued in Maryland health exchange probe

Federal auditors looking into Maryland's flawed health insurance exchange are subpoenaing documents as part of their probe and have sought information from...

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.

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 fictional device used on the TV show "Star Trek" to diagnose health ailments.

'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 ends others.

Experimental Ebola drugs raising ethics questions

Experimental Ebola drugs raising ethics questions 

As the Ebola virus ravages West Africa, two American health workers who contracted the disease in Liberia were airlifted back to the United States to be treated with an experimental drug. They have since recovered.

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