| Aug 12, 2012
| 9:30 AM
I was startled by University of Maryland nutritionist Karen Kolowski's recent article about genetically modified foods ("Educate yourself on genetically modified food," Aug. 8). While it is true that such foods don't occur in nature and that their...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 4:00 AM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers about topical pain relievers such as Bengay, Icy Hot and Flexall.
The over-the-counter creams, gels and patches used by athletes and other pain sufferers on sore muscles and joints for warmness...
| Oct 13, 2012
| 5:35 PM
Many patients taken to the University of Maryland's Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore cling to life, barely able to breathe, much less consent to participate in a medical trial, a reality that makes trauma research extremely difficult.
| Sep 22, 2012
| 10:33 AM
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is advising consumers not to consume or purchase Trader Joe's brand Valencia Creamy Salted Peanut Butter made with sea salt because of a potential link to a Salmonella outbreak.
The department said...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 3:34 PM
Shannon Duick brushed away tears as a technician fixed electrodes onto the head of her infant son, but as a machine sent beeps and clicks into his ears, the baby slept in her arms, unaware.
He slept as the machine came up empty, as it showed his brain...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 11:57 AM
James R. Adams, a giant on Madison Avenue during the years immediately after World War II, once said that advertising is the "principal reason why the business man has come to inherit the Earth." Surely, the three weeks prior to an election give further...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 5:02 AM
Incumbent Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett and Democratic challenger John Delaney pitched vastly different approaches to deal with unemployment, federal deficits and immigration, while both hewed closely to their party's talking points Wednesday during the first...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 3:53 PM
An Atlanta woman is going to federal prison for injecting the buttocks of women across the country with silicone intended to be used as a paint additive or furniture polish, with one procedure causing serious injuries to a Baltimore exotic dancer.
| Oct 19, 2012
| 6:27 PM
Singer Art Garfunkel, a real estate magnate and an investor are putting $2 million in gold bullion on the line to inspire researchers to cure blindness by 2020, establishing through Johns Hopkins Medicine one of the world's largest prizes for a scientific...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 4:00 PM
After spurning a hostile takeover bid from GlaxoSmithKline PLC in April, Human Genome Sciences Inc. said Monday it agreed to be bought by the biopharmaceutical giant for a more lucrative offer valued at $3.6 billion.
GlaxoSmithKline boosted its offer for...
| 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...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 5:51 PM
Sexual promiscuity fueled by alcohol and drug use led one 47-year-old Towson man to contract HIV.
But when he heard about government approval of the drug Truvada to lower people's risk of getting the disease, he wasn't completely sold on it as a...