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  • Early, frequent antibiotic use linked to childhood obesity

    Parents and pediatricians will often reach for antibiotics to treat middle ear infections, strep throat, fevers and other common ailments of childhood. But new research suggests that doing so, and prescribing broad-spectrum antibiotics in particular,...
  • Plants used to study ways of delivering drugs for pulmonary hypertension

    University of Florida researchers are using the leaves of plants to study new ways to deliver drugs that treat pulmonary hypertension, a disease with few treatment options, according to a study published online in the September issue of the journal...
  • Reviving the Parkway and a neighborhood

    Reviving the Parkway and a neighborhood
    A hundred years ago, the Parkway Theater at the corner of North Charles Street and North Avenue was a much admired movie palace and gathering spot for Baltimore's glittering upper crust. But the theater's fortunes declined with those of the surrounding...
  • Listen to nurses who blow the whistle on shoddy Ebola care

    Listen to nurses who blow the whistle on shoddy Ebola care
    To the editor: A second healthcare worker has tested positive for Ebola. We know that protective precautions were not adequate at Dallas' Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital and nurses were afraid to voice their concerns. ("Nurses at Dallas hospital...
  • Chris McCarthy Adds Oversight of Viacom's Logo TV to His MTV2 Duties

    Chris McCarthy, the MTV Networks executive who supervises MTV2 and mtvU, is getting more responsibility. He will now oversee all creative and business functions for sister cable network Logo TV. He is already an executive vice president of MTV and...
  • Best and worst ads in this year's U.S. Senate races

    Best and worst ads in this year's U.S. Senate races
    It's autumn in an even-numbered year, time for the hard-fought playoffs in our national sport. I am speaking, of course, about congressional elections. If you live in one of the 11 states with a close race for the U.S. Senate, you already know this....
  • Hearing for Michael Ballard delayed amid pending execution

    Hearing for Michael Ballard delayed amid pending execution
    A court hearing for mass murderer Michael Eric Ballard was delayed by a month on Tuesday, but the larger question of whether his impeding execution will be stayed remained unanswered. A day after Gov. Tom Corbett signed Ballard's death warrant,...
  • Gov. Tom Corbett signs death warrant for Michael Ballard

    Gov. Tom Corbett signs death warrant for Michael Ballard
    Gov. Tom Corbett on Monday signed the execution warrant for mass murderer Michael Eric Ballard, a development that came three days after the five-time killer publicly backed away from challenging the state to execute him. Absent a stay, Ballard will be...
  • Orioles front office relies on old-school scouts and cutting-edge statistics

    Orioles front office relies on old-school scouts and cutting-edge statistics
    When Orioles catcher Matt Wieters went down for the season with an elbow injury in May, baseball savants were ready to throw dirt on the team's chances. The three-time All-Star not only played a key position, he was a crucial part of the team leadership....
  • O'Reilly ignores Patton's anti-Semitism

    O'Reilly ignores Patton's anti-Semitism
    It's fortunate that Bill O'Reilly's latest book, "Killing Patton," was written by him and not someone else. If not, O'Reilly would have taken the poor person apart, criticizing the book for its chaotic structure, its considerable padding and its repellent...
  • USC Provost Garrett to become first female president of Cornell

     Cornell University on Tuesday tapped USC's provost, Elizabeth Garrett, to be its next president, naming a woman to the post for the first time and continuing a trend toward female leaders of the elite Ivy League's campuses. Garrett, 51, who is also...