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  • 'Fed Up' documentary lays blame for American obesity on food industry

    In the three decades since the first U.S. dietary guidelines were issued, Americans have become heavier and more saddled with diabetes and other diet-related diseases. The documentary "Fed Up" takes a look at what happened and offers a most poignant...
  • Bullies may get a long-lasting physical benefit, scientists say

    Bullies may gain health benefits that last into adulthood from their behavior, researchers said Monday. And in turn, children who are bullied can suffer long-lasting inflammation. “Our study found that a child’s role in bullying can serve as...
  • The truth about cats and dogs

    The truth about cats and dogs
    A few months after adopting a kitten, David Grimm and his fiancee huddled late one evening in the waiting room of a Towson emergency vet. Jasper, their normally rambunctious gray-and-white kitten, was suffering from acute kidney failure. Although the...
  • Psychological effects of bullying can last years

    Psychological effects of bullying can last years
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Kids who were bullied and acted as bullies themselves were at higher risk for depression, anxiety and panic disorder years down the line, in a new study. Researchers have known that bullying can take a psychological toll on...
  • Birmingham 50 years later

     Birmingham 50 years later
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Carolyn McKinstry longed to visit the zoo. All Wash Booker wanted was a banana split from the lunch counter. In 1963, they were teenagers attending different high schools — black schools — in Birmingham....
  • Mental health plan gives patients control in crisis

    Mental health plan gives patients control in crisis
    In the past few months, Yvonne Hysick, PACT peer specialist for the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board, has helped nine clients complete advance mental health directives. All have schizophrenia or schizo-affective disorder, she said. Within...
  • Lemurs in large social groups steal food smarter, study finds

    Lemurs in large social groups steal food smarter, study finds
    Lemurs may not be the most academically gifted of the primate family, but don’t turn your back on these sly critters. Those in larger social groups are smarter thieves, new research has found. Just as city kids have a reputation for developing...
  • Treatment not helping kids with attention deficit disorder

    Treatment not helping kids with attention deficit disorder
    Young children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder continue to suffer from severe symptoms even with treatment, a study led by Johns Hopkins Children's Center researchers has found. The study, published online Feb. 11 in the Journal of the...
  • Rousso headlines 'Betting for Justice' tournament

    Rousso headlines 'Betting for Justice' tournament
    There likely has never been a better fit between celebrity and cause: Vanessa Rousso lending her name to a poker tournament that provides legal aid for those who can't afford it. That's because before she discovered poker, Rousso was well on her way...
  • Catherine R. Kane, government administrator

    Catherine R. Kane, government administrator
    Catherine R. Kane, a Harford County government administrator who earlier had worked for the Baltimore County Department of Social Services, died Feb. 12 from colon cancer at her Bel Air home. She was 65. "She really was an important part of Social...
  • Disinfecting robots help prevent superbug infections at Hopkins

    Disinfecting robots help prevent superbug infections at Hopkins
    Even as epidemiologists worry about a shrinking arsenal of antibiotics to fight potentially deadly drug-resistant bacteria, researchers at Johns Hopkins Hospital are betting on another weapon to prevent infections: robots. It sounds more futuristic than...