| Aug 16, 2014
| 8:50 AM
A professor emeritus at Johns Hopkins who was an authority on lipid disorders and advocate for routine cholesterol screening in children died Friday of prostate cancer at the age of 74, Hopkins officials said.
Peter O. Kwiterovich Jr. founded the...
| Aug 16, 2014
Faced with the threats of viruses like H1N1 influenza and SARS in recent years, scientists including the University of Maryland's Dr. Robert Gallo sought a way to prepare for future outbreaks — founding the Baltimore-based Global Virus Network in...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 7:27 PM
Physicians, public health officials and mental health advocates hope the death of Robin Williams will bring new attention to suicide, the little-discussed and less-understood phenomenon that now ranks among the top 10 causes of death in the United States....
| Aug 13, 2014
| 4:21 PM
The hottest Facebook trend right now is ice.
The "Ice Bucket Challenge" became a fundraising bonanza in recent weeks for the ALS Association, which has garnered about 107,000 new donors — about 31/2 times the number of people who have...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 9:25 AM
The University of Maryland schools of dentistry and medicine have won a five-year $10.7 million federal grant to study the causes, prevention and treatment of sexually-transmitted diseases.
The schools had just finished a $12 million five-year grant...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 6:44 AM
We pick things up in Dallas, where Sarah Newlin’s sister, Amber, is cured and has a totally different outlook on life and sisterly love.
Pam, Eric and Mr. Gus are trying their best to get info out of her, but Amber tells them that her sister no...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 4:30 PM
State health officials are urging Marylanders to be wary of mosquito-borne diseases like West Nile virus and, now, the dengue-like virus chikungunya — raising concerns after it was reported in a Florida man Thursday.
The chikungunya case is...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 11:47 AM
The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit that officially opened today in Washington is as notable for what isn't on the agenda as for what is. The meeting between President Barack Obama and more than 40 African heads of state has been billed as forum for talks on...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 9:58 AM
In March 2014, for the first time in over 40 years, a study of the therapeutic benefits of lysergic acid diethylamide — more commonly known as LSD — was published in a peer-reviewed medical journal. It showed that LSD-assisted psychotherapy...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 5:12 PM
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....
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:17 AM
Q: Considering the cold, snowy winter we just had, can pet owners look forward to any relief this year in dealing with fleas, ticks and other parasites?
A: Ahh, if only! Cold winters may reduce the parasite population, but these hardy and horrifying...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 5:18 PM
The towering height that helped 20-year-old Isaiah Austin shoot to the top ranks of the NBA draft this year also was a symptom of the genetic disorder that, less than one month ago, ended his pro career before it began.
But the 7-foot-1-inch Baylor...