| Nov 18, 2012
| 10:31 AM
The state board that regulates Maryland pharmacies like the Massachusetts firm under investigation in a national fungal meningitis outbreak said it can adequately oversee so-called compounding pharmacies, despite cries from critics that the federal...
| 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...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Fewer Americans than previously thought are controlling their HIV infections and potentially putting the public at higher risk, according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University and University of Pennsylvania.
The researchers found that there are...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 7:22 AM
Newsweek publishes a cover story by Niall Ferguson severely critical of President Obama. That is fine; there is ample ground to criticize the president from both the right and the left, and the First Amendment makes criticism of public officials a...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 4:20 PM
The Baltimore VA Medical Center said Wednesday it has become the first hospital in Maryland to offer three-dimensional mammograms, a technology it hopes will better detect breast cancer in women.
Approved by the Food and Drug Administration last year, 3-...
| Dec 29, 2012
| 12:01 PM
As of New Year's Day, arsenic is officially off the menu for Maryland chickens.
The nation's first statewide ban on the use of additives in chicken feed containing the toxic metal is among a dozen new state laws that take effect Jan. 1. The new civil...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 2:20 PM
John C. "Jack" Millhausen, an 84-year-old Fallston resident, is at least the second Marylander to die of fungal meningitis in a national epidemic that experts say is slowing but about which many questions remain.
Millhausen died Nov. 15 at Gilchrist...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 2:29 PM
Pacemakers regulate the beat of a weak heart and ease the tremors caused by Parkinson's disease, and now Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers hope the devices also will slow down the symptoms of Alzheimer's.
Doctors at Hopkins and four other medical...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 6:45 AM
While the Sugar Association applauds efforts to combat childhood obesity, delivering 10 tons of sugar (or white sand as the case may be) to illustrate what people are putting in their bodies when they drink a soda unfortunately misses the mark, as does...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 3:13 PM
You may make a fashion statement with that tattoo, but the FDA warns you could also put your health at risk.
The regulatory agency issued a warning Wednesday about getting inked after a recent outbreak linked to the family of bacteria called...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 3:52 PM
The agency charged with overseeing federal buildings said Monday it will begin reviewing sites for a new FBI headquarters, formally launching a competition that has quietly pitted Maryland against its neighbors for more than a year.
State and local...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 3:57 PM
The staff at Anne Arundel Medical Center considered canceling some surgeries on a recent weekend because the hospital was running low on a common drug used to help bring people out from under anesthesia.
It is the kind of problem hospitals and doctors...