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  • Smoking prevalence remains high worldwide

    Despite a steep drop in the number of smokers in the United States over the last three decades, researchers say that cigarettes remain a growth industry for the rest of the world because of expanding population. In a package of studies published...
  • Large new orthopaedic group formed in the region

    Large new orthopaedic group formed in the region
    Twenty five orthopaedic practices in the Baltimore-Washington region have joined together to form a new group, called the Centers for Advanced Orthopaedics, the doctors said Wednesday. Together, they comprise 128 orthopaedic physicians and $150...
  • The 50-year war on smoking

    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...
  • With New Year's resolutions, it's best to think small

    With New Year's resolutions, it's best to think small
    In 2014, I am going to read "War and Peace" again, cut out added sugar and recommit to meditating at least 20 minutes every day. In truth, by June, I am likely to have only started Tolstoy's tome, consumed less sugar — and paid attention when I do...
  • UMCP may be latest school to cover sex-change surgery

    UMCP may be latest school to cover sex-change surgery
    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. Insurance firms...
  • Most children get food and beverage marketing at school, study says

    Most children get food and beverage marketing at school, study says
    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. High school...
  • Chicago doctor's research fails federal smell test

    Chicago doctor's research fails federal smell test
    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...
  • The global grip of cigarette smoking

    Fifty years ago this month, U.S. Surgeon General Luther Terry announced the bombshell conclusions of a new report to a crowded room of journalists: Cigarette smoking causes lung cancer, is associated with other deadly illnesses and warrants remedial...
  • Testosterone tied to heart risks among older men

    Testosterone tied to heart risks among older men
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Older men who take testosterone are more likely to have a heart attack or stroke or die over the next few years, new research indicates. The study included men who were in their early 60s, on average. Most of them already...
  • Testosterone medication may boost risk of heart attack, stroke, death

    Treating low testosterone may be all the rage these days among men of a certain age. But men bothered by a midlife dip in energy and sex drive may want to think twice about bumping up their "low T" with a testosterone supplement, a new study says. The...
  • Surgeon all-nighters don't lead to complications: study

    Surgeon all-nighters don't lead to complications: study
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Sleep-deprived surgeons don't make any more mistakes than usual during gallbladder operations, a new study suggests. Whether doctors had been up doing emergency surgery the previous night did not affect a patient's risk of...