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  • 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...
  • Getting creative with salads

    Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth), which is printed here. This week, Debra Schulze, RD, LDN, weighs in on...
  • Report finds state oversight of compounding pharmacies lax

    Report finds state oversight of compounding pharmacies lax
    As Massachusetts closed another compounding pharmacy for unsanitary conditions, a report released Monday argued that the state boards that regulate those pharmacies are doing an inadequate job. Released by Massachusetts Rep. Edward J. Markey, the...
  • 89 MD facilities bought drugs from company involved in meningitis outbreak

    89 MD facilities bought drugs from company involved in meningitis outbreak
    The Food and Drug Administration released a new list of more than 3,000 hospitals that bought drugs from the company at the center of a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak, including 89 facilities in Maryland. The drugs bought by Maryland facilities...
  • 89 Md. facilities bought drugs from firm linked to meningitis outbreak

    89 Md. facilities bought drugs from firm linked to meningitis outbreak
    The federal Food and Drug Administration identified 89 medical facilities in Maryland that bought drugs from the Massachusetts manufacturer being investigated for a national fungal meningitis outbreak. The facilities are among more than 3,000 in numerous...
  • Government right to push for reduced use of antipsychotics for dementia patients

    Behavioral and psychiatric symptoms, such as depression, delusions, hallucinations, yelling, wandering and aggression, affect 80-90 percent of individuals with dementia at some point during the course of their illness. For the vast majority of individuals...
  • Mary F. Goodson, government worker

    Mary F. Goodson, government worker
    Mary F. Goodson, a retired government worker and longtime member of Fulton Baptist Church, died Sunday of pancreatic cancer at Northwest Hospital. She was 72. The daughter of a police officer and a homemaker, Mary Frances Stanton was born and raised...
  • With FastStitch, Hopkins students see 'future of suture'

    With FastStitch, Hopkins students see 'future of suture'
    The device looks comically simple, almost like a toy: Royal blue handles curve into a bright white clamp, part pliers, part hole punch. But FastStitch, a new surgical tool designed by a team of Hopkins students and graduates, has serious ambitions...
  • FDA approves new drug for erectile dysfunction

    Men now have a new option to treat erectile dysfunction. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the new drug Stendra to treat the illness that causes problems in the sex lives of 30 million men. It is the first erectile dysfunction drug in a...
  • Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Thursday

    Good morning, Baltimore: Need to know for Thursday
    WEATHER: Mostly cloudy, high near 72. Thursday night is expected to be cloudy, with a low around 61. TRAFFIC: Check our traffic updates for this morning's issues. TOP NEWS School buses rack up hundreds of speed camera tickets: Automated speed cameras,...
  • U.S. food safety not getting better

    U.S. food safety not getting better
    The United States is not making progress in improving the safety of food as hundreds of people continue to be sickened by unsafe food linked to recalls each year, according to a new report. The report by the U.S. PIRG Education Fund found that from...
  • Medicine that kills

    Medicine that kills
    That a batch of tainted vials from a single company could put thousands of people across the country at risk for a deadly form of meningitis is a sign the system for regulating pharmacies that mix drug compounds and ship them nationwide needs to be...