| Dec 29, 2011
| 5:32 PM
Johns Hopkins researchers, in the largest study to date, will map the genetic code for asthma in people of African descent in hopes of better understanding why the disease and other allergy-related ailments disproportionately afflict that population....
| Jun 16, 2011
| 2:09 PM
If there's a single statement that everyone who works in the field of autism can agree on, it's that there is so much that we still don't know.
Medical professionals can't even definitively say why more children are being diagnosed as having autism or...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 8:56 PM
Dr. Constance A. "Connie" Griffin, an internationally known pancreatic cancer researcher who led the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center's Cytogenetics Core and was director of the Pathology Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory, died Jan. 8 of pancreatic...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 1:23 PM
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is looking for a few good men and women to volunteer for a battle it's waging at home — against disease.
Actually, more than a few are needed. Officials overseeing health care for the nation's veterans are...
| Oct 12, 2008
In the nearly 40 years since the nation declared war on cancer, great advances have been made in breast cancer screening, early detection and treatment.
The death rate for breast cancers has fallen.
More is discovered all the time about the genetics and...
| Dec 22, 2007
Major League Baseball officials have spoken of former Sen. George Mitchell's report on steroids as a way to put a stamp of understanding on the past and move toward a cleaner future.
But those who have battled doping for much longer in cycling, track and...
| Jun 9, 2009
| 10:00 AM
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University and Kennedy Krieger Institute will take part in what's being called one of the largest studies to examine the early causes of autism.
While other studies have asked if autism is caused solely by genetics or only by...
| Jun 10, 2009
Researchers at Johns Hopkins and the Kennedy Krieger Institute are joining in what is being called one of the largest studies to examine early causes of autism.
Medical experts have been trying for years to unravel why children develop autism. Is it...
| Apr 5, 2009
On a recent morning they knocked on Mary Ann Stoltzfus' door, the research nurse and her Amish helper, just as they have on so many doors over the years. They didn't call ahead - most Amish don't have telephones. They tracked down Stoltzfus the old-...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 11:42 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I'm 52 and have been diagnosed with dry macular degeneration. What could cause this in a person my age?
ANSWER: No one knows exactly what causes macular degeneration, an eye disease that can lead to loss of sight in the center of...
| Mar 20, 2014
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Asked about the recent rash of elbow injuries around baseball, Giants pitching coach Dave Righetti jumped back as though stabbed with an electric cattle prod.
"No way, no way I'm not talking about that," said Righetti, waving his...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 12:27 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My son, 19, has been losing his hair for about a year. He's been using a hair growth foam for about 6 months without much difference. He is healthy otherwise and exercises daily. He's a baseball player and wears a cap often, but this...