| Dec 18, 2012
| 4:30 AM
With catch limits on Atlantic menhaden being tightened to end overfishing, a new study is getting under way to look at just how many of the little oily fish need to be left in the water to maintain the health of other fish in the Chesapeake Bay and...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post. This week, Elaine Pelc weighs in on Omega-3 fatty acids.
Over the past few years there has been a lot of hype over Omega-3 fatty acids. They are said to help...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Two important decisions emerged from the recent meeting of the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission that should have a positive impact on the Chesapeake Bay's striped bass (rockfish) industry. The first was a decision not to restrict the harvest of...
| Nov 16, 2011
| 9:48 AM
Blepharitis, usually identified by a sufferer's red, irritated eyelids, is becoming more common. And while doctors aren't sure why, it can be controlled with vigilance, according to Dr. Laura K. Green, residency program director of cornea, cataract and...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 7:43 AM
Many cancer patients end treatment underweight. Post-treatment breast cancer patients, however, often end up overweight. This can sometimes be attributed to medications such as steroids or chemotherapy. Or the patient is overweight to begin with. Losing...
| Nov 26, 2013
Whatever you think about the potential evils of carbohydrates, most people agree that they're tough to kick. Between cookie cravings, the lure of comforting pastas and the discovery that your fruit salad is a carb bonanza, it's no wonder many people throw...
| Nov 28, 2013
Q: I read on your website that Earl Grey tea can cause muscle cramps. I had been having muscle cramps for months, and they were getting worse and worse. I drank Earl Grey tea all day long at work.
After reading about the connection, I stopped drinking...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:19 PM
AMSTERDAM/TORONTO (Reuters) - Dutch food and chemicals group DSM will spin off its pharmaceuticals unit into a new joint venture majority-owned by private equity firm JLL Partners as the company shifts its focus toward higher-margin products.
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
No food is more synonymous with good vision than carrots. We've been told since childhood to liberally munch these orange vegetables if we want to protect our sight. The carrot-vision connection is not just a tale. Carrots are packed with vitamin A, which...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Do fish oil supplements reduce the risk of heart disease? There are many studies of this question, and they don't all come to the same results. A study published May 9, 2013, in The New England Journal of Medicine found that omega-3s in a fish oil...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 11:26 AM
Dustin Poirier is a professional mixed martial artist competing as a featherweight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. So his workout regimen is hardcore and niche.
But regular fitness buffs and even beginners might get some ideas from him about...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 11:25 AM
Dear Pharmacist: What do you think about fish oil being linked to prostate cancer? I used to take it every day, but stopped after hearing about it in the news. Do you still recommend it? — L.D., Miami
Dear L.D.: My opinion is that headlines...