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  • Teen e-cig use overtakes traditional cigarette use for the first time

    Teen e-cig use overtakes traditional cigarette use for the first time
    The American Lung Association reports: "For the first time ever, a national study found e-cigarette use among teens exceeds traditional cigarette smoking.  The study, “Monitoring the Future,” also found that e-cigarette use among 8th and...
  • FDA approves Novartis' Signifor drug for rare hormonal disorder

    U.S. health regulators have approved Novartis' drug Signifor LAR as a treatment for a rare and life-threatening hormonal disorder, the Swiss drugmaker said on Tuesday. The Basel-based firm said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) backed its...
  • Roes for the holidays: Party dishes with different types of caviar

     Roes for the holidays: Party dishes with different types of caviar
    Caviar, once upon a holiday past, meant a tin of Caspian sturgeon roe nestled in ice with a mother-of-pearl spoon, accompanied by Champagne. Today, concerns about the environmental impact of those fabled Caspian fisheries — and one's budget —...
  • Postal Service gets high marks from public

    Postal Service gets high marks from public
    Kevin Timmons loves his job. On a chilly and drizzly day recently, he walked briskly from one shop to the next in a Baltimore County strip mall. "Mailman!" he called as he stepped inside one store and held up a bundle of mail. Timmons flashed a smile...
  • Supreme Court turns down Arizona appeal to limit abortion drugs

    The Supreme Court on Monday turned down Arizona's bid to limit how doctors prescribe drugs that are commonly used in early abortions. The justices in an unsigned order dismissed an appeal from Arizona state lawyers and let stand a lower court ruling...
  • Five questions with Bill Niland, Harpoon Medical CEO

    Five questions with Bill Niland, Harpoon Medical CEO
    Within a year and a half of launching as a startup, Harpoon Medical's heart surgery device could be used on humans for the first time in a matter of weeks. The Kent Island-based company expects doctors in Poland to employ it by the end of the year or...
  • Consumer Reports: Consuming fish may put you at risk for mercury exposure

    Fish is seen as such a beneficial food that the Food and Drug Administration and Environmental Protection Agency recently came out with proposed new guidelines recommending that women of childbearing age and young children eat more of it. But Consumer...
  • Digital health records: pain and gain: Front Burner

    Digital health records: pain and gain: Front Burner
    Five years ago, America seemed headed the way of Star Trek's "Bones" McCoy. The 2009 economic stimulus poured nearly $26 billion into digitizing medical records. And doctors were eager to beam up their patients' records into virtual storage. More than...
  • Seafood fraud cases plummet as NOAA cuts investigators

    Seafood fraud cases plummet as NOAA cuts investigators
    In a sprawling warehouse five miles inland from the port of Newark, N.J., Special Agent Scott Doyle was dwarfed by the metal shipping container that had just arrived from Indonesia and was headed to Maryland. It held 14 tons of pasteurized crabmeat,...
  • U.S. enforcement changes raise concern over seafood fraud

    U.S. enforcement changes raise concern over seafood fraud
    With seafood fraud a continuing problem in Maryland and across the nation, environmentalists, fishermen and lawmakers are expressing concern about a decline in the number of special investigative agents and enforcement cases at the National Oceanic and...
  • Surgical and nonsurgical treatment options available for vaginal prolapse

    DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I've been diagnosed with vaginal prolapse and am not sure where to begin with treatment. What is the best long-term treatment? I'm only 53. ANSWER: Surgical and nonsurgical treatment options are available for vaginal prolapse. The...