| Jul 11, 2012
| 11:31 AM
Often, those who are very overweight have tried dieting for years before giving up in frustration. But more obese people are turning to bariatric surgery to jump-start their weight-loss programs.
The surgery is low-risk but isn't for everyone. It...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 1:59 PM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administrationapproved a new drug Wednesday to help people battle chronic obesity.
Used in conjuction with a healthy diet and exercise, the drug Belviq will help people lose weight by activating a receptor in the brain that will...
| 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...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 6:00 AM
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...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 4:55 AM
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.
School buses rack up hundreds of speed camera tickets: Automated speed cameras,...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 12:15 PM
Ice cream and granola bars are the latest products to be linked to widespread manufacturer recalls of some peanut butters and other nut products that started last month.
In the past week, at least five manufacturers have recalled peanut butter flavored...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 10:39 AM
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...
| 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...
| 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.