| Mar 28, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Taking drops of allergens under the tongue can be an effective alternative to allergy shots for preventing coughing, wheezing and chest tightness common this time of year among allergy sufferers, according to a Johns Hopkins doctor's review of dozens of...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 11:31 AM
Last week, a federal district judge in New York ruled that girls younger than 17 should be allowed to purchase the Plan B contraceptive pill over the counter. Unlike the Obama administration, Judge Edward Korman got this one right. The 2011 decision by...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 2:11 PM
Anthony "A.J." Williams works in science by day and in the sweet science by night.
He's accustomed to the good-natured verbal jabs he takes about his pursuit of a boxing career.
"They actually just make jokes about it all day every day," the 26-year-...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 12:36 PM
A month after across-the-board federal spending cuts began, there are signs that one of the most troubling potential consequences for Maryland — the furloughing of federal employees — might not be as widespread as initially feared.
| Mar 8, 2013
| 6:57 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley's administration withdrew its opposition to legislation allowing doctors and nurses to dispense medical marijuana to patients through academic medical centers, raising prospects for passage this year.
Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein, the...
| May 18, 2012
| 8:23 AM
A Columbia-based biotechnology company said this week it received the world’s first government approval to market a stem cell drug, in Canada.
Osiris Therapeutics, founded in 1992, spent 17 years developing a stem cell therapy that offers anti-...
| Mar 13, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Since the legislature wants to play doctor, a little medical education is required before it can obtain and then defend a DEA license like I have. In their excellent opinion Friday ("Medical marijuana laws make a farce of medicine," March 7), Drs. Dinah...
| Dec 25, 2011
| 2:44 PM
Commuter advocates and Maryland lawmakers say they will fight to renew an expiring tax credit that benefits mass-transit users, including MARC riders.
Current federal law allows commuters to withhold up to $230 in pre-tax income each month that can be...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 9:45 AM
I've read a pair of forceful screeds against medical marijuana in The Sun's editorial section lately ("Medical marijuana laws make a farce of medicine," March 7; "Who says marijuana is safe and effective?" March 13). Both make the rather uncontroversial...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:55 PM
Congressional lawmakers investigating the shortage of lifesaving drugs used to treat cancer and other illnesses are looking into three companies in North Carolina and Maryland that they believe set up "fake pharmacies" to access the drugs that they then...
| Mar 25, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Smart meters are an insidious, violating and dangerous technology being ushered in at a speed the public cannot fathom ("BGE to begin smart meter installation in May," March 18). They are a health and privacy disaster in the making.
Smart meters are...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 4:05 AM
Staff meals, restaurants on January vacation the problem with asking restaurants to cut down on salt.
An article in the Atlantic says that attempts by the Food and Drug Administration to coerce restaurants to cut down on salt are misguided at best....