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Those looking to lose weight, quit smoking or keep tabs on a malady have a lot of choices in the smartphone app stores. Choosing one that's beneficial is more of a problem. Science is still trying to catch up to the market for mobile health applications,...
Dr. Angela Wakhweya began her medical career in her native Uganda, at the height of the AIDS epidemic in sub-Saharan Africa, where she saw many patients, friends and even some family members succumb to the deadly disease. The experience propelled her...
A female condom program was highly effective in preventing HIV infections, according to a new economic analysis by researchers in the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The analysis, published in the journal AIDS and Behavior, found the...
An optimist might want to raise a glass as 2011 winds down. U.S. troops will be out of Iraq by New Year's Eve. The global AIDS pandemic is ebbing. And the U.S. unemployment rate dropped by nearly half a percent in November. But an optimist would have to...
Edith Bershadsky, of Tuscany-Canterbury, came to the Rotunda Giant shortly before 6 p.m. Thursday to buy a ticket for the record-breaking, $540 million Mega-Millions jackpot. But by the time she got there, Giant Food officials had already removed the...
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Profectus BioSciences Inc., a Baltimore-based biotechnology company, said Wednesday that it won a $5.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to support the development of a vaccine for a pair of contagious and deadly viruses that the U.S....
He pioneered one the most influential, far-reaching musical genres of the past 50 years. He became a galvanizing force, too, in the cause of human rights. When he died, more than a million people turned out to witness his funeral cortege. Among those...
Around the globe, the leading cause of death for children under age 5 is pneumonia, according to a new study from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. About 18 percent of the deaths are from the infection. That’s 1.4 million kids...
Barack Obama made himself a one-term president last week by telling ABC, "I think that same-sex couples should be able to get married." Up till now, he was politically savvy, saying his position was "evolving." But in repealing the military's "don't ask,...
The apartment in Baltimore was on the top floor of a towering building, with appointments fit for royalty. Thick carpeting invited guests to remove their shoes, letting the woolen fibers caress, as if playing footsies. Chris and Landry liked it that way....
Tags: Barack Obama, Same-Sex Marriage, Cancer, Marriage, Family
A host of prescription drugs have been in low supply around the United States for some time, but doctors have been warning about a particularly acute shortage of a set of life-saving cancer drugs. Now the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said today that...
Gifted with a mother's second sight, Catherine Johnson knew her daughter Jacqueline Green better than the child knew herself. In 2004, the eighth-grader insisted she had absolutely zero desire to study dance. "Oh, Mom," she said, rolling her eyes. "Why...
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