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  • 11 people died during last week's heat wave

    Last week's heat, which reached a record 101 degrees on Friday, contributed to the deaths of 11 Maryland residents, state health authorities said Wednesday, raising the season's total to 21. The unusually high number was due in part to the long stretch...
  • We're lovin' it, comrade: Russia embraces fast food

    We're lovin' it, comrade: Russia embraces fast food
    Fast food has been under attack in America. Urged to make their Happy Meals healthier, McDonald's recently shrank the serving size of the meal's fries and added apple slices. Cajoled by public health advocates and new laws, chain restaurants are posting...
  • Dangerous times

    As a researcher of domestic abuse against women in the U.S. and globally, I wasn't surprised when a survey last week linked the economic downturn to an upswing in domestic violence. I've seen time and again the brutal connection between financial stress...
  • Woman is 1st in Md. to die of swine flu

    An elderly woman from the Baltimore area is the first person in Maryland to die of swine flu, health officials said Tuesday. Officials did not name the woman, who died Monday, or give her age or hometown. They did say she suffered from a serious...
  • 'Mindful eating' can help keep you slim

    A new study explains why yoga helps practitioners stay slim: People who engage in the traditional form of exercise are more in tune with their bodies in general, including at meal times. Mindful eating helps people to stop eating once they are full,...
  • An epidemic's unseen cause

    While just a teenager in the 1970s, she danced on The Block, where she snorted cocaine and heroin and sold sex in backrooms. Later, with her addictions firmly rooted, she set out on her own, offering her body on the streets of West Baltimore as a deadly...
  • Success, setbacks in France

    Success, setbacks in France
    Dr. Jean-Pierre Aubert considers himself not only a general practitioner but a dealer of sorts. From his second-floor office up a winding staircase in an apartment building near the Sacre-Coeur Basilica, the doctor prescribes a drug called...
  • Autism activists unmoved

    For years, the scientific evidence has been accumulating. The latest, published this week, once again showed that thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative long used in childhood vaccines, does not cause the neurological disorders associated with the U.S....
  • The 'bupe' fix

    There's a new narcotic on the street in Baltimore and other communities - and taxpayers helped put it there. The hexagonal orange pills some users call "bupe" are championed as an exceptional treatment for heroin and pain-pill addicts. Federal...
  • Are you ready for Hanna?

     
    Okay, so Hanna is not a hurricane. And it's likely to be weakened by the time it crosses the Carolinas and Southeastern Virginia and finally reaches Delmarva.No matter. Hanna will be a windy storm, with gobs of rain. The barometer has begun......
  • Being hungry for the rest of your life

     
    I was interested in the story about the latest studies on the calorie restriction diet that appeared in today's paper because I wrote about the diet three years ago for the Taste section. (Which seems an odd place for it,......
  • When will we ever learn?

     
    Every time a big hurricane comes ashore and knocks out electric service for a few days or weeks, lots of smart, prepared residents break out (or buy) generators, crank them up and switch their juice back on.Good for them. The......