| Jan 10, 2014
The 1964 U.S. Surgeon General's report on smoking — the first official acknowledgment by the federal government that smoking kills — was an extraordinarily progressive document for its time. It swiftly led to a federal law that restricted...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:43 AM
Last Friday, I appeared on the Marc Steiner show to discuss marijuana policy. Also on the panel were state Sens. Jamie Raskin Bobby Zirkin (Democrats from Montgomery and Baltimore counties, respectively). You can listen to a podcast of the show by...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 4:27 PM
Patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease were able to care for themselves longer and needed less help performing everyday chores when they took a daily capsule containing 2,000 IUs of alpha tocopherol, or vitamin E, a study has found.
| Jan 11, 2014
| 10:42 AM
Students at the University of Maryland, College Park could have the cost of sex-change surgery covered by their health insurance next school year, joining a nationwide trend of private- and public-sector employers offering the benefit.
| Jan 13, 2014
| 5:50 PM
Most students are exposed in school to efforts by food and beverage companies to sell food or gain brand loyalty, despite a decline in some kinds of commercial enterprises, including in soda machine contracts, researchers reported Monday.
| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
While there's no single answer that works for everyone to boost weight loss, focusing on your diet and tuning up your exercise are two key elements. Another? Having a plan. Start out each week by planning what healthy meals and exercise you can fit in...
| Jan 19, 2014
Smell and taste researcher Dr. Alan Hirsch has long argued that certain aromas can help people lose weight, improve athletic performance or increase sexual arousal. One of his studies found that the smell of buttered popcorn or strawberries helps...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 3:58 PM
Almost 1 in 3 American adults is believed to have high blood pressure, which increases the risk of stroke, heart attack, dementia and such non-life-threatening problems such as erectile dysfunction. In principle, the condition is easy to diagnose, and...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 6:25 PM
Five organizations in Pennsylvania that serve low-income families, mentally ill people and groups that traditionally lack health insurance will split $2.7 million to hire "navigators" to explain Obamacare insurance to consumers.
The recipients include...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 6:16 PM
Imagine the government ordering millions of new customers to buy from your industry — and giving them money to make purchases.
Now imagine that the government won't tell you how many new customers you'll have, how you'll get paid and that you...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:12 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - It's the leading contributor to deaths worldwide yet most people with high blood pressure don't know they have the condition and even for those who do, treatment is mostly ineffective, according to a large new study....