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The worst flu outbreak in a decade hasn't spared the Ravens or other NFL players during the playoff season. Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis was recovering from the flu while playing the Denver Broncos last week, while owner Steve Bisciotti couldn't make the...
Even as epidemiologists worry about a shrinking arsenal of antibiotics to fight potentially deadly drug-resistant bacteria, researchers at Johns Hopkins Hospital are betting on another weapon to prevent infections: robots. It sounds more futuristic than...
When Gail Folena-Wasserman joined Gaithersburg biotechnology startup MedImmune in 1991, she was its first employee in research and development, and dreamed of what the company might be "when it grew up." Two decades later, the senior vice president for...
Hospitals aren't the only places where people can pick up a nasty "superbug.'' A University of Maryland-led team of researchers has found methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, at sewage treatment plants in the mid-Atlantic and the Midwest....
Living near a livestock farm may increase your risk of acquiring an antibiotic-resistant infection, according to a new study led by researchers from Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health. In reviewing data from the Netherlands, a team of...
Much of Johns Hopkins epidemiologist Jason Farley's recent research has focused on an evolving medical crisis: How to stop the spread of bacteria that have adapted immunity to most antibiotics. To stop it the medical community needs to track it. He's...
On the 45th anniversary of the city's birth, Columbia lost one its longtime residents and more passionate advocates. James "Jim" York, an early settler and dedicated admirer of Columbia, died June 18 in the Sanctuary at Holy Cross senior living facility,...
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Staph infections didn't used to cause much of a fuss. They would irritate skin but could easily be treated with antibiotics. Recently, however, antibiotic-resistant strains of bacteria such as MRSA, or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, have...
It's nearly spring, temperatures in the 70s, yet the flu waited until now to ramp up in Maryland, killing three members of a Calvert County family. Usually, flu season strikes earlier. By this time last year, the flu had been widespread and had already...
Lou Ruth Blake was the family's matriarch who sang in the church choir and organized gospel shows. Lowell Frederick Blake liked to make people laugh. Venessa Marie Blake was the ardent churchgoer with a contagious smile. All three family members died...
State health officials say today that lab tests confirm all four members of a Calvert County family striken with a severe respiratory illness in recent weeks had the H3N2 strain of influenza A, a strain of the flu that has been going around this season....
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ReutersBy Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, May 23 (Reuters) - Kathrin Jansen is a microbiologist with at least two breakthrough vaccines to her name: she brought the cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil to market for Merck and helped develop the $4 billion a year...
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