| Jul 24, 2013
A recent study of nearly 75,000 patients describes two simple techniques that decreased by more than a third the risk of patients developing a type of bacterial infection resistant to certain antibiotics.
In addition, the number of bloodstream...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Microscopic creatures--including bacteria, fungi and viruses--can make you ill. But what you may not realize is that trillions of microbes are living in and on your body right now. Most don't harm you at all. In fact,...
| May 29, 2013
| 3:49 PM
Using antibacterial soap and ointments to treat all patients in an intensive care unit — not just those who test positive for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA — reduced presence of the antibiotic-resistant superbug by 37%...
| May 26, 2013
While Sam Spitz's friends were loading up on pizza for lunch, the Whitney Young High School sophomore opted for a chicken Caesar salad.
Spitz was in training for a big sophomore baseball season — after having pitched on the school's varsity team...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 12:46 PM
Maryland health officials may ask state lawmakers for permission to oversee plastic surgery centers, a move inspired in part by the death of a Lochearn woman after liposuction.
The state health department had already been considering whether to ask...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 3:40 PM
A bill to give health regulators more oversight of facilities like the now-closed Monarch Medspa in Timonium is making a late surge in the General Assembly after weeks of discussions among state and industry officials.
The House of Delegates...
| Mar 19, 2013
Thirty years ago, when the world faced the terrifying prospect of an untreatable disease known as AIDS, big drugmakers saw an opportunity and raced to develop new medicines.
Today, as the world confronts the crisis of antibiotic resistance, the industry...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 7:39 PM
YORK — Food is always very important for MaryElizabeth Warhol. And because Warhol, 17, is a national-class swimmer, she cheerily admits she burns so many calories daily that watching what she eats the way many teenage girls do is unnecessary.
| Dec 31, 2012
| 4:00 PM
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...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Within the I-29 Dairy corridor we have seen an increase in the interest of raising dairy heifers and dairy steers. What follows are some basic pointers about raising dairy calves from pick up at the dairy as bottle calves to weaning. The feeding...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 1:16 PM
It used to be trichinosis was the big fear when eating pork, but the risk of getting that disease has been largely eliminated. However, Consumer Reports’ latest tests of pork find there are new reasons to take precautions.