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  • State board says it can regulate compounding pharmacies

    State board says it can regulate compounding pharmacies
    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...
  • New HIV prevention drug may not be for everyone

    New HIV prevention drug may not be for everyone
    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...
  • Fewer Americans suppressing HIV virus, study finds

    Fewer Americans suppressing HIV virus, study finds
    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...
  • Trust but don't verify

    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...
  • Baltimore VA using 3-D mammograms

    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-...
  • New Md. laws include ban on arsenic in chicken feed

    New Md. laws include ban on arsenic in chicken feed
    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...
  • Fallston man died of fungal meningitis

    Fallston man died of fungal meningitis
    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...
  • Pacemaker could help treat Alzheimer's

    Pacemaker could help treat Alzheimer's
    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...
  • Howard County should not equate sugar with corn syrup

    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...
  • Tattoos can be bad for your health

    Tattoos can be bad for your health
    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...
  • Search begins for site of new FBI headquarters

    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...
  • Legislators to look at drug shortages

    Legislators to look at drug shortages
    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...