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  • Panel recommends revised cancer warning on consent form for indoor tanning

    Panel recommends revised cancer warning on consent form for indoor tanning
    An advisory panel recommended Friday that the state Health Department revise language on its parental consent form for indoor tanning to specify that the practice can cause skin cancer. The recommendation by the Maryland State Council on Cancer...
  • Antibiotic abuse on the farm [Editorial]

    Antibiotic abuse on the farm  [Editorial]
    The rise of drug-resistant bacteria is one of the more alarming health threats of the past several decades. Some of the nation's top hospitals, including one operated by the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, have experienced deadly outbreaks....
  • Md.-based agencies would be hit hard by shutdown

    Md.-based agencies would be hit hard by shutdown
    Thousands of federal employees in Maryland would be furloughed and their work put on hold next week if Congress fails to reach an agreement soon to fund the government, the Obama administration said Friday. The Woodlawn-based Social Security...
  • Federal government shutdown would hurt workers, Maryland economy

    A possible government shutdown starting Tuesday would cause federal agencies in Maryland to close or seriously cut back operations, resulting in significant hardship for federal workers, as well as declining economic output and lower tax revenue for the...
  • 11 accused in cigarette, drug scheme with links to Eastern Europe

    11 accused in cigarette, drug scheme with links to Eastern Europe
    A family crime organization trafficked more than $6.6 million in black market cigarettes and more in illegal foreign drugs through a Baltimore restaurant and a Pikesville pharmacy that received a Baltimore County-backed loan, authorities said in a federal...
  • National Institute on Aging research studies deserve attention [Senior Circles]

    Summer is officially over. Thoughts of summers past came to the forefront while on vacation in Ocean City, during the changeover from summer to fall. While sitting with my husband on the boardwalk one evening, watching all the people go by, I wondered...
  • Roots Market highlights non-genetically engineered products in October

    Roots Market highlights non-genetically engineered products in October
    Roots Market, an organic grocer in Clarksville and Olney, plans to highlight non- genetically modified ingredients this month. "Genetically modified organisms" or GMOs, are plants or animals created through gene splicing techniques of biotechnology,...
  • Amputees help advance thought-controlled prosthetic technology

    Amputees help advance thought-controlled prosthetic technology
    One minute, Anne Mekalian's brain is telling her prosthetic arm to unstack a set of multicolored plastic cones, and the shiny black metal limb is listening. Every now and then, the plastic clatters to the table, but quickly the cones are separated and...
  • Congress: Do your job

    Congress: Do your job
    With the shutdown dragging along and no discernible progress coming out of Wednesday's meeting between President Barack Obama and Congressional leaders, Republicans bemoaned the Democrats' unwillingness to negotiate. They'll negotiate with the president...
  • FDA drug proposal could right a Supreme Court wrong [Commentary]

    FDA drug proposal could right a Supreme Court wrong [Commentary]
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently published a draft proposal that would remedy an injury the Supreme Court dealt to generic-drug consumers two years ago in a case known as Pliva v. Mensing. In that decision, the court held that federal...
  • Costume contact lenses pose dangers

    Wearing cosmetic contact lenses might seem like a nice way to finish off a good Halloween costume, but they can cause serious eye injury, according to an association of ophthalmologists. Non-prescription contacts have been illegal since 2005 because...
  • FDA trans-fat ban threatens Berger cookies

    FDA trans-fat ban threatens Berger cookies
    If the Food and Drug Administration goes ahead with its proposal to eliminate trans fats from processed food, it could create a sticky situation for Baltimore-area sweets makers, including the company that produces famed Berger cookies. The FDA will...