| Apr 1, 2013
| 12:00 PM
As op-ed commentator Richard E. Chaisson wrote recently, "despite the devastation that TB wreaks, it still is not a global health priority" ("Tuberculosis, the forgotten killer," March 24).
Just as it was necessary to eradicate smallpox and combat polio...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 6:25 PM
The White House proposed a sweeping new initiative Tuesday to map the individual cells and circuits that make up the human brain, a project that will give scientists a better understanding of how a healthy brain works and how to devise better treatments...
| Sep 24, 2011
| 2:08 PM
When Malcolm Coley was diagnosed with HIV, he began preparing to die.
The Baltimore man, a former heroin user who suspects he contracted the virus by sharing needles, packed his bags and moved to Washington to live his last days closer to family.
| May 9, 2012
| 4:10 PM
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....
| May 10, 2012
| 4:05 PM
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...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 1:40 PM
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,...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 9:42 AM
Strides made in the 90s to reduce risky sexual behavior among teens has largely plateaued, federal health data released today has found.
The data from the Centers for Disease Control National Youth Risk Behavior Survey found that many teenagers are using...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 4:00 AM
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...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 4:31 PM
The federal government has approved for the first time a drug that can prevent an HIV infection, a significant development for Baltimore where transmission rates for the virus remain high and growing.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved...
| Nov 24, 2011
| 4:36 PM
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...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 3:14 AM
A group of Baltimore's health care leaders has crafted a plan to cut new cases of HIV infection by 25 percent by 2015, as part of an overall strategy to cope with a disease that has plagued the city for decades.
The plan, scheduled to be given to Mayor...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 3:00 AM
When I met a woman I'll call "Mary" in Luwingu, a remote district in northern Zambia, she had already seen three of her children die. She did not know that she had contracted HIV until she arrived at the clinic where for the past few months I had been...