| Jan 11, 2012
| 4:16 PM
This is one you’re not going to believe…Marijuana isn’t as damaging as tobacco.
Well no $#!& Sherlock!
Science has shown the dangers of cigarette smoking on lungs…smoking undermines lung function, causes lung cancer and long-...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 3:20 PM
Dr. Raymond L. Markley Jr., a retired Baltimore gynecologist whose specialty was female urology, died March 4 of pneumonia at Greater Baltimore Medical Center.
The former longtime Towson resident who was residing at Oak Crest Village, was 89.
The son of...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 12:11 PM
Think of your stomach as one big test tube. Maybe you drop in a vitamin or herbal supplement each morning. Maybe a cholesterol-lowering statin or a blood-pressure drug. Perhaps an infection-fighting antibiotic or allergy-relieving antihistamine. And you...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 9:21 AM
Like their counterparts across the country, Chicago hospitals have invested millions of dollars preparing for the implementation of the federal health care law, potentially for benefits they may never reap if the U.S. Supreme Court strikes down key...
| Mar 28, 2012
| 2:54 PM
Anchorage paramedics and heart-attack patients helped successfully test a new drug to reduce the severity of heart attacks during some 911 calls for cardiac-arrest symptoms from 2008 through 2011, according to the Anchorage Fire Department.
| Oct 6, 2012
A fascinating, if disconcerting, fact: More than 100 trillion so-called good bacteria thrive in or on the human body. A sizable chunk of them maintain residence in the human digestive tract. Probiotics, live microorganisms that benefit their human host,...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 11:25 AM
In recent years many leading health organizations have advised that all women age 40 and up have an annual mammogram or be tested every two years for the presence of breast cancer. Women with a higher risk for the disease may have been told to get bi-...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 10:43 AM
Taking a multivitamin may help prevent cancer in healthy middle-aged men, according to a new study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 7:30 AM
I was a little confused by Marie-Alberte Boursiquot's recent letter ("Catholic doctors for traditional marriage," Oct. 20). The headline over it says traditional marriage, but in her letter she uses the term "authentic marriage."
I had never heard that...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 4:00 AM
More than 30 years of scientific research have shown that children do best when raised by two loving, committed parents, regardless of gender. This is the conclusion reached by a comprehensive review of virtually every study on the subject conducted by...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 9:36 AM
State health officials in an article in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association criticized the oversight of compounding pharmacies and said the facilities need to take more responsibility in protecting patients from tainted drugs.