Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine have discovered that a bacterial protein interferes with an infected cell's ability to respond to and repair DNA, a problem that can cause cancer.
The Trump's administration's reproductive health plan would only treat patients who have health insurance from their employers or are wealthy enough to pay out-of-pocket. And it would require clinicians to knowingly withhold evidence-based treatment.
As Congress and the Trump administration move toward a possible cutoff of federal money for Planned Parenthood, Democratic leaders in the General Assembly are rallying around a planto have the state fill the funding gap.
Many of the people most at risk for contracting HIV in Baltimore know nothing about a drug that is 92 percent effective in preventing the virus, research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found.
The sexually transmitted disease syphilis can be cured with a shot of penicillin if it's found early, but a national shortage is threatening to put this simple treatment out of reach in places like Baltimore where the infection rate far exceeds that of the nation.
There may never be a perfect time to talk about sexually transmitted diseases, but April, being Sexually Transmitted Disease Awareness Month, is at least the next best thing to perfect: State health officials are encouraging people to talk about risks, get tested and to get treated.
Researchers across the country, including at the University and Maryland, Baltimore County and John Hopkins University, hope to slow the rise of STDs by developing faster tests that allow patients to get results in mere minutes rather than days.
I'm a straight female in my mid 20s. I've been dating a wonderful guy for two years—but I recently found something that has put me on edge. Before we met, he was in a relationship with a terrible, alcoholic, and mentally unstable woman. They got pregnant early in the relationship and stayed together for about five years. We met a year after they broke up. I felt like I'd come to terms with the ugliness of his past, with his trying to stay in a bad relationship for the sake of his child and
Nearly 800 former research subjects and their families filed a billion-dollar lawsuit Wednesday against the Johns Hopkins University, blaming the institution for its role in 1940s and 1950s experiments in Guatemala that infected hundreds with syphilis, gonorrhea and other sexually transmitted diseases.