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  • 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,...
  • Common flu strain resists popular drug Tamiflu

    The flu strain most likely to make you sick this winter has developed a near-total resistance to one of the most popular drugs prescribed to blunt its symptoms. More than 98 percent of one of the influenza A viruses circulating this winter is now...
  • DANGEROUS REMEDY

    American military doctors in Iraq have injected more than 1,000 of the war's wounded troops with a potent and largely experimental blood-coagulating drug despite mounting medical evidence linking it to deadly blood clots that lodge in the lungs, heart and...
  • Factor VII timeline

    • March 1999 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves Recombinant Activated Factor VII for treating bleeding in patients with rare forms of hemophilia. • May 1999 -- U.S. Army Col. John B. Holcomb and Israeli Dr. Uri Martinowitz...
  • Flu appears to be ebbing in Maryland

    The 2008-2009 influenza season is not quite over, but Maryland health officials say it appears to have peaked and the number of new cases is on the wane. "We expect lower levels of flu throughout the rest of the month of April, but it should finally be...
  • First shot at swine flu vaccine

    First shot at swine flu vaccine
    The first shipments of swine flu vaccine should start arriving in Maryland by Tuesday, but the initial batch will be so limited that the doses will be offered mainly to health care workers in hospitals and clinics, state health officials say. The state...
  • Stents stir growing doubts, legal action

    Charles E. Johnson Jr. was a hearty 62 in early 2008. He walked about 20 miles a month, worked out four times a week and played tennis on weekends. But he noticed a tightness in his chest sometimes. So he went to St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson and...
  • Shedding some light on anthrax

    Anthrax has been identified as a disease in animals and humans for centuries, and its use as a biological weapon has been studied for 80 years. Still, most people know little about it. The following questions and answers were compiled from information...
  • Woman in N.Y. 4th anthrax case

    An NBC News employee in New York became yesterday the fourth American to be discovered with a rare anthrax bacterium, raising fears that media companies may have been targeted for a biological attack through the mail. The possibility that the anthrax...
  • 2 cases challenge beliefs on who may get anthrax

    Federal health officials said yesterday that they are investigating the possibility of the anthrax threat spreading to homes, because of disturbing questions raised by infections in a New York hospital worker and a New Jersey accountant. The new...