| Mar 23, 2012
| 9:45 AM
Maryland has taken great pride in the state's leadership in health care. Thus, it seems out of character that Maryland still has not joined the vast majority of states in allowing consumers to receive a wide range of Center for Disease Control (CDC)...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 3:52 PM
Medical experiments on chimpanzees are largely unnecessary and should be rare, concluded a report released Thursday from special panel of the Institute of Medicine, part of the National Academies of Science.
The authors did not recommend an outright ban,...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 7:00 AM
Dogs may be a man's best friend, but on the great evolutionary chain, chimpanzees are humanity's closest relatives in the animal world. Chimps are so much like us physically, emotionally and socially that for decades researchers routinely used them as...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 10:19 AM
Throughout the United States, a potentially lethal war is erupting. It is a war that puts millions of innocent lives in danger and undermines the centuries-long sacred bond between physicians and patients. This is a war between pediatricians and...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 11:38 AM
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| Dec 27, 2011
| 7:53 AM
Albert Einstein once said the reason he was able to accomplish so much was because he had "stood on the shoulders of giants" like Newton and Galileo. The Nobel Prize-winning physicist's remark was a reminder how much scientists depend on discoveries...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 8:30 AM
The first laboratory-confirmed case of seasonal flu was reported Friday by state health officials, who are using the milestone to remind residents to get vaccinated for the virus. The case involves an adult in the Baltimore region, and comes two months...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 3:51 PM
One in 88 American children has an autism spectrum disorder, according to a new estimate from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The rate is 23 percent higher than one the agency released three years ago. Federal officials said some...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 5:10 PM
Early Friday in a small, brightly lit operating room in Johns Hopkins Hospital, a half-dozen doctors and nurses huddled over the gut of a cancer patient, quietly passing metal instruments and surgical sutures.
After more than four hours of cutting and...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 12:33 PM
Many women became used to having a Pap smear annually to check for cervical cancer, but recent recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force have updated the timeline. Now, most women will need the test every five years. Cancer experts...
| Apr 5, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Researchers report that they have found evidence of banned antibiotics in poultry byproducts, suggesting that growers are evading a 2005 prohibition on their use in treating chickens and turkeys.
Scientists at Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 10:56 AM
It's not uncommon for owners to take their pet to the vet if their animal has been showing signs of sluggish behavior, injury or simply when it is time for scheduled vaccinations. But one thing no pet owner anticipates when they drop off their pet is...