| Jan 16, 2013
| 3:25 PM
It's flu season in Baltimore.
A few days after Christmas, Baltimore resident Kathleen Dudley began experiencing telltale signs of the flu — fever, chills, body aches, sore throat, cough and overall exhaustion.
"The worst part — the fever...
| Jan 1, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Kudos to Lisa Jackson, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency who is stepping down from her cabinet-level position after the president's State of the Union address in January ("Chief of EPA to leave post," Dec. 28).
Ms. Jackson has performed...
| May 14, 2013
| 1:35 PM
With some exceptions, any illness can strike anyone at any time. One of the more dangerous to emerge in recent decades is Lyme disease.
Harford County, as many of us know either first-hand or because of someone we know, is not immune from the tick-borne...
| Apr 12, 2013
| 1:05 AM
A Minnesota farmer who beat charges of illegally distributing raw milk has again become a target of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, which is trying to forbid him from selling food without a license.
An administrative law judge said recently...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 7:47 PM
Treat HIV now, don’t delay: That’s the new advice from the International Antiviral Society-USA, in a shift from earlier recommendations that called for waiting until a patient’s immune system showed serious damage.
Studies show that...
| Jan 22, 2012
Have you heard about the highly contagious Koala flu that turns people into horrifying, albeit adorable, zombie marsupials who subsist only on human thigh meat and eucalyptus leaves?
No, you haven't, because it hasn't happened — yet. When it does,...
| Mar 15, 2012
Imported foods have been making Americans sick at increasing rates, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
In 2009 and 2010, foodborne disease outbreaks rose, with nearly half of the cases tied to foods from...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 7:31 PM
Nutritionists say people can attend Major League baseball games and still eat healthy.
"Baseball stadiums around the country are offering healthier concession options ranging from vegetable soup to roasted turkey legs to sushi," said nutritionist...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 3:19 PM
More grocers pulled Enfamil baby formula cans from shelves Friday, while U.S. health regulators said they are widening their investigation to include several types of baby formula after the death of a Missouri newborn.
Even though Enfamil has not been...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 9:09 PM
Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. What do these three words mean to you?
To Johnstown Christian School science teacher Penney Yoder, they mean a lot. She teaches many classes, but her small environmental class may make the biggest difference.
"It's great to see...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 2:17 PM
The number of documented U.S. cases of fungal meningitis has risen yet again, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting 205 infections Sunday, including 15 deaths.
The latest tally is over a dozen more than the agency reported Friday....