| Dec 7, 2012
| 12:57 PM
Scientists who study sleep understand that light has a dark side, because it can interrupt natural rhythms, causing the mood and learning problems that go with lack of rest. Johns Hopkins University researchers have taken the understanding a step...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 8:08 AM
It has been a fallow interval at the blog because of some hectic days at the paragraph factory, domestic exigencies, and the like, but I am back today to advocate, in my small way, sanity.
Immediately after the late election, the outbreaks of...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 10:08 AM
When Sheri Lewis joined APL in 2001 as a public health analyst, an electronic disease surveillance system was just being developed at the lab.
The impetus, she recalls, was Sept. 11 and the letters containing anthrax bacteria spores that were mailed the...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 7:30 AM
As a sophomore at Long Reach High School in Columbia, Rhea Malik did a science project on the composition rate of Styrofoam trays used in the school's cafeteria. She learned that when composted, the trays, well, didn't compost.
"They practically don't...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 11:09 AM
Harford County's Class of 2011 scores on the annual High School Assessments were among the highest in the state and above the state average, according to figures released recently.
In Harford County, 94.8 percent of students met the HSA requirement,...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 12:41 PM
January 2001 was a happy time for Dan and Tina Carson, of Havre de Grace. It's the month their second child, and first son, was born.
Mark Carson was welcomed not only by his dad and mom, but also by Dan and Tina's first born, daughter Sarah. The young...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 5:28 PM
The BWI Business Partnership's Signature Breakfast will be held Wednesday, Oct. 17, from 7:45 to 9:15 a.m., at the Westin BWI Airport Hotel, 1110 Old Elkridge Landing Road, in Linthicum Heights. Featured speaker at the breakfast will be E. Albert Reece,...
| Mar 4, 2013
| 8:56 AM
It is long past time to question the appalling intellectual dishonesty that has led us to kill 55 million children through abortion in the past 40 years. We must, as a matter of justice, find better solutions to difficult pregnancies. Civilized...
| 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...
| Apr 14, 2011
| 5:30 AM
Not all addictions live up to their advance press.
In the past decade, it's become common to casually and humorously describe a favorite activity in the parlance of chemical dependency. People speak of being "addicted" to chocolate or high-fat foods,...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 11:31 AM
Each week a nutritionist from the University of Maryland Medical Center provides a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth), which is printed here. This week, Karen Kolowski weighs in on...
| 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....