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  • Hopkins students invent method to treat battlefield wounds

    Hopkins students invent method to treat battlefield wounds
    Polyurethane foam, long used in products such as bedding, furniture and insulation to make people more comfortable, someday also may save lives. Eight Johns Hopkins University biomedical engineering students have devised a tool that may stop profuse...
  • Prescription drug abuse is a complicated problem that ruins lives and careers [Letter]

    Prescription drug abuse is a complicated problem that ruins lives and careers [Letter]
    We were saddened to read about Baltimore County Police Officer Joseph Stanley Harden's arrest on robbery and drug possession charges ("Off-duty officer tries to break into home in search of drugs, police say," Aug. 1). The veteran officer reportedly...
  • Health Secretary Sharfstein to join Hopkins

    Health Secretary Sharfstein to join Hopkins
    Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein said Wednesday he plans to leave his post as secretary of the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where he drew criticism for the botched rollout of the state's health insurance exchange website. Sharfstein, a...
  • 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...
  • Maryland's medical marijuana paradox [Editorial]

    Maryland's medical marijuana paradox  [Editorial]
    Advocates are generally praising Maryland's proposed new medical marijuana regulations as a step in the right direction after an initial effort failed to make the drug available to patients with chronic pain, nausea and other conditions thought to be...
  • Destroying smallpox stocks would leave U.S. vulnerable to infection [Commentary]

    Destroying smallpox stocks would leave U.S. vulnerable to infection [Commentary]
    Since smallpox was eradicated from the human population in 1980, the only labs permitted and known to currently have stocks of the virus are the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, Ga., and VECTOR, a Soviet-era bioweapon lab that now carries out...
  • More new moms turning to placenta for help

    More new moms turning to placenta for help
    Animals have done it since the beginning of time. Women in Asia and Africa have done it for centuries. But lately, more women in Western cultures are turning to an ancient practice.  Following childbirth, they are ingesting their placenta –...
  • Hogan and Hobby Lobby [Letter]

    Hogan and Hobby Lobby [Letter]
    Within hours of the Supreme Court's decision last week that closely-held corporations could deny coverage for contraceptives through their employees' health insurance policies if doing so violated the owners' religious convictions, Gov. Martin O'Malley...
  • China-packaged food is worrisome [Letter]

    Recently, I learned the U.S. is sending our tuna, salmon and chicken to China to be packaged. The article I read also noted that China has the filthiest facilities ever, and I have been eating wild-caught salmon fillets for years thinking I was doing such...
  • Patients turn to fecal transplants to cure infection

    Patients turn to fecal transplants to cure infection
    Extra attention to hygiene means fewer germs are infecting people in health care settings these days, but particularly hardy bacteria called Clostridium difficile are defying the trend — and even gaining in strength. Patients endure round after...
  • Frederick County horse 'paints' original watercolors

    Frederick County horse 'paints' original watercolors
    Metro Meteor, whose abstract paintings rapidly are becoming an art world sensation, might be just a horse. And the 11-year-old bay, like all equines, has a hard time distinguishing reds from greens or browns. Yet Metro's original watercolors have become...
  • New Berger cookie label, but same old cookie

    New Berger cookie label, but same old cookie
    There's nothing different about your Berger cookie. It's just the nutritional label that's changed. A sharp-eyed shopper wrote in to tell us that he had tried the Berger cookie that has 0 grams of trans fat, and that it tasted just as good as the 1-gram...