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Medical Research

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  • Maryland prepares for cases of enterovirus

    Maryland prepares for cases of enterovirus
    As an unusual strain of virus continues its march across the country — showing up most recently in Pennsylvania and Virginia — health officials in Maryland are warning doctors to be on the lookout and advising parents to prepare....
  • NFL now must tackle child abuse [Editorial]

    NFL now must tackle child abuse  [Editorial]
    The National Football League received more domestic violence-related bad news last week with the arrest of Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who was charged over the weekend in Texas with reckless or negligent injury to a child. The...
  • Fund cancer research to keep breakthroughs coming [Commentary]

    Fund cancer research to keep breakthroughs coming [Commentary]
    Thousands of cancer scientists — not your usual political activists — are expected to "Rally for Medical Research" on Capitol Hill Thursday to bring attention to dwindling federal support. With justifications including "sequestration,"...
  • Orioles' Chris Davis suspended 25 games after testing positive for amphetamine

    Orioles' Chris Davis suspended 25 games after testing positive for amphetamine
    Orioles infielder Chris Davis, Major League Baseball's most prodigious home run hitter last season and an outspoken opponent of performing-enhancing drugs, was suspended for 25 games Friday by the league for testing positive for the drug Adderall. It...
  • Towson University works to curb longstanding issues with drinking

    Towson University works to curb longstanding issues with drinking
    One Towson University student drank so much alcohol he was unable to speak and threw up "without a pause" before passing out outside a nearby apartment complex, according to an anguished email his mother sent to university officials. Another student...
  • Unauthorized use of Adderall concerns health and sports officials

    Unauthorized use of Adderall concerns health and sports officials
    The banned amphetamine that will keep Chris Davis off the baseball diamond for 25 games has become a go-to for stressed college students and worn athletes looking for a quick boost of energy. Adderall acts like a "tremendous jolt of caffeine" that some...
  • Kids with Type 1 diabetes get a taste of normal life with 'bionic pancreas'

    Kids with Type 1 diabetes get a taste of normal life with 'bionic pancreas'
    As 7-year-old Zara Cheek packed her bags for her first sleep-away camp this summer, she found herself looking forward to more than just swimming, going on hikes and eating S'mores for two glorious weeks. To her, the experience meant a chance to live...
  • Towson student's death caused by head and neck injuries

    Towson student's death caused by head and neck injuries
    Police and the state medical examiner have determined that a Towson University student who died over the weekend fell into a glass door and suffered head and neck injuries that killed her. Julia Margaret Ratnaraj, 18, of Sewell, N.J., had been...
  • Maintaining weight and not smoking may help keep prostate cancer at bay

    Maintaining weight and not smoking may help keep prostate cancer at bay
    For most of his life, Rick Deitrich has maintained a fairly healthy lifestyle. He battled high blood pressure, but he kept his weight consistently around 180 pounds, he never smoked and he visited his doctor regularly. Yet Deitrich, 65, had a feeling...
  • Researchers find link between vasectomies and prostate cancer

    Researchers find link between vasectomies and prostate cancer
    At least 15 percent of American men have vasectomies, so when a study came out recently linking this common method of birth control to an increased risk of the most lethal kind of prostate cancer, it sparked some alarm in doctors' offices. The...
  • Authorities identify Towson student who died this weekend

    Authorities identify Towson student who died this weekend
    The Towson University student who died over the weekend after being found unresponsive at an off-campus apartment was a talented artist who made a difficult decision to attend a different college than her twin sister, according to her high school...
  • NIH to launch Ebola vaccine trials in humans

    NIH to launch Ebola vaccine trials in humans
    The National Institutes of Health has announced the first clinical trial of a vaccine to protect healthy people from infection by the Ebola virus, which is responsible for an estimated 1,550 deaths throughout West Africa. NIH Director Francis Collins...