Medicinal use of marijuana has been rapidly gaining popularity in recent years, alongside an increase in the amount of states where it is deemed legal. In 2018 medical marijuana was legalized in Utah, Missouri, and Oklahoma, bringing the total number of states where using cannabis for medicinal purposes is allowed to 33. According to statistics published by ProCon, in 2018 there were over 2 million legal medical marijuana patients in the U.S. - and it is estimated that if medical marijuana was legal across all states, this figure would be closer to 3.5 million. What is it used ...
The complexity and design of the gut, as well as the important role it plays on the general health of the human body, is a topic that has garnered much interest within the medical community. This has led to a great deal of research being conducted about this vital organ. A number of studies have shown clear links between gut health and autoimmune diseases, the immune system, skin conditions, endocrine disorders, cancer, mood, and mental health. The human gut houses over 100 trillion bacteria and a person is said to have around 300 to 500 species of different bacteria inside ...
ave you heard about the new cure being touted for so-called “treatment resistant” depression? This new intervention is available in the Netherlands and Belgium, and it's 100 percent effective in ending depressive symptoms, for good. The remedy I’m talking about is doctor-assisted suicide.
Steven Johnson, who led a presentation about the possible revisions, said, in part, that students are “not always great with the appropriate use of technology.” Few would argue with that. But what if even the appropriate use of smartphones is bad for kids?
This is a concert that is open to the public and that will mix performers with autism with performers without it. The audience also will include folks with autism who might jump up and down in front of the stage, or actually climb the stage and put their hands on a cello.
"It's really about time that happened," said Dr. Elizabeth Jaffee, deputy director of Johns Hopkins University's Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center. Patients should be asked what side effects and risks they'll accept, "not just treated as research subjects," she said.
Maryland is poised to embark on a pilot program that would bring addiction treatment with opioid replacement medications into state prisons, where their use has been barred for years. Support to alter the policy was buttressed by success the medications have had stemming overdose deaths elsewhere.
School psychologists are an integral part of a public school system. However, the majority of Maryland counties do not adhere to the National Association of School Psychologists’ recommended ratio of no more than 500 to 700 students per school psychologist.
While dramatic mass killings in Maryland, including the slaughter of children and members of the press, have led to proposed legislation that would require background checks on long gun sales, the law would also reduce firearm suicides, which constitute two-thirds of all gun deaths.
Surgeons in Baltimore have performed what's thought to be the world's first kidney transplant from a living donor with HIV, a milestone for patients with the AIDS virus who need a new organ. If other donors with HIV come forward, it could free up space on the transplant waiting list for everyone.
Among all the actors in the justice system, criminal defense attorneys are best situated to implement drug screenings and treatment referrals and to usher a case toward one of the approximately 3,000 Drug Treatment Courts — collaborative programs of judicially-supervised treatment — in the U.S.
UM Capital Region Health officials provided updates on new programs being implemented, behavioral health, campus development and community outreach efforts at Laurel Regional Hospital at the March 11 City Council meeting.
On Wednesday, the members of the “3 Amigos” cycling team — Bel Air residents and friends Larry Friedman, Jeff Springer and Tony Yoor — will dip the rear wheels of their bikes in the Pacific Ocean before setting off on a cross-country ride to raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
A Baltimore-based research institute that focuses on brain disorders has partnered with a prominent local African American clergy group to establish the nation’s first research outfit aimed at closing long-standing disparities in research and in treatment, the groups announced Monday.
Dr. Paul Talalay, a noted molecular pharmacologist who headed a Johns Hopkins School of Medicine research team that found a chemical in broccoli that boosted the cancer-fighting abilities of humans and animal cells, died Sunday of heart failure at his Roland Park home. He was 95.
The flat fee for accident or incident reports in Sykesville — $25 for a report regardless of the number of pages — was the steepest among more than three dozen departments reviewed in a Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Press Association project.
While many districts say they follow Maryland's guidance around these issues, advocates say Baltimore would join only Frederick County in having a specific, progressive policy to address students who identify as transgender.
Gene editing may soon become a risk-free or low-risk procedure for individual patients. Ethical arguments may not be able to withstand the pressures of the public health need coupled with attaining advantages that money can buy.