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  • Don't be so quick to dismiss the dangers of marijuana

    Don't be so quick to dismiss the dangers of marijuana
    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...
  • Jahi McMath Q&A: Can brain death be reversed?

    Jahi McMath Q&A: Can brain death be reversed?
    OAKLAND -- Jahi McMath, a 13-year-old Oakland girl, underwent complex surgery at Children’s Hospital Oakland on Dec. 9 to remove her tonsils, adenoids, uvula and bony structures from her nose. She was declared brain-dead three days later, after...
  • Meditation can help with anxiety, pain, depression, study says

    Mindfulness meditation can help ease anxiety, depression and pain, but scientists found little evidence that meditation helped other conditions including substance abuse or sleep and attention problems. The scientists, reporting Monday in the Journal of...
  • Jahi McMath case muddies an already agonizing subject

    Jahi McMath case muddies an already agonizing subject
    OAKLAND — The case of the brain-dead 13-year-old girl whose family was embroiled in a legal standoff with Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland seems to be nearing an end. After marathon negotiations with a federal magistrate, Jahi McMath'...
  • Smoking prevalence remains high worldwide

    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 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...
  • Researchers call for restrictions on e-cigarette claims

    Researchers call for restrictions on e-cigarette claims
    A fair amount of conversation about e-cigarettes has involved their use in purportedly helping people to quit smoking. Researchers on Monday said the evidence for that has been “unconvincing,” and they suggest that regulations should forbid...
  • Cultural production of ignorance provides rich field for study

    Cultural production of ignorance provides rich field for study
    Robert Proctor doesn't think ignorance is bliss. He thinks that what you don't know can hurt you. And that there's more ignorance around than there used to be, and that its purveyors have gotten much better at filling our heads with nonsense. Proctor, a...
  • Gay 'conversion therapy' bill withdrawn as advocates pursue regulatory oversight

    Gay 'conversion therapy' bill withdrawn as advocates pursue regulatory oversight
    Gay rights advocates and the state legislator who introduced legislation this session to ban so-called "gay conversion therapy" in Maryland have withdrawn the bill, saying they will instead pursue regulatory oversight of the controversial practice....
  • Vegetarian diet associated with lower blood pressure, researchers say

    A vegetarian diet may help lower blood pressure, researchers who reviewed data from 39 previous studies said Monday. The researchers suggested that a vegetarian diet could be an alternative to drugs for people whose blood pressure is too high -- a...