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  • Hopkins expert on cholesterol and heart disease dies at 74

    Hopkins expert on cholesterol and heart disease dies at 74
    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...
  • Five questions for Sharon Hrynkow, president of the Global Virus Network

    Five questions for Sharon Hrynkow, president of the Global Virus Network
    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...
  • In Williams' death, suicide prevention advocates see opportunity to raise awareness

    In Williams' death, suicide prevention advocates see opportunity to raise awareness
    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....
  • Local researchers get in on Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money, awareness for ALS

    Local researchers get in on Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money, awareness for ALS
    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...
  • University of Maryland wins grant to study STDs

    University of Maryland wins grant to study STDs
    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...
  • 'True Blood' recap, 'May Be the Last Time'

    'True Blood' recap, 'May Be the Last Time'
    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...
  • Md. health officials monitoring for mosquito-borne chikungunya virus after Fla. case reported

    Md. health officials monitoring for mosquito-borne chikungunya virus after Fla. case reported
    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...
  • Fighting a killer virus [Editorial]

    Fighting a killer virus  [Editorial]
    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...
  • Are psychedelics the next medical marijuana? [Commentary]

    Are psychedelics the next medical marijuana? [Commentary]
    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...
  • 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....
  • Howard County Pets: Preventing fleas, ticks and other parasites

    Howard County Pets: Preventing fleas, ticks and other parasites
    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...
  • After diagnosis, Baylor University star highlights Marfan Syndrome

    After diagnosis, Baylor University star highlights Marfan Syndrome
    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...