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  • R. Alonzo "Lonz" Childress, civil engineer

    R. Alonzo "Lonz" Childress, civil engineer
    R. Alonzo "Lonz" Childress, a civil engineer whose career with the Baltimore County Department of Public Works spanned more than 40 years, died Saturday at Johns Hopkins Hospital of complications from an infection. The Taneytown resident was 72. "Lonz...
  • 5 restaurants to sample artisanal cheese now

    5 restaurants to sample artisanal cheese now
    An alarm went off in the cheesemaking community this year when the Food and Drug Administration expressed major concerns about the safety of aging cheese on wood, because it absorbs and retains harmful bacteria. The FDA later backed away from...
  • Multiple sclerosis: What you need to know about the disease

    What is MS? Multiple sclerosis is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system. Symptoms range from numbness and tingling to blindness and paralysis. The progress, severity and specific symptoms of MS in any one person cannot...
  • All offices nonpartisan, ALS, and murder: Letters

    All offices nonpartisan My primary absentee ballot was restricted to judicial, school board and municipal offices. Those important public offices directly affect citizens. Nonetheless, I would also have preferred to vote for my choice for all offices,...
  • Nipro Diagnostics products cleared for sale

    FDA approval Fort Lauderdale-based diabetic-product maker Nipro Diagnostics announced Monday that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared its True Metrix Self-Monitoring blood glucose system and the True Metrix Pro Professional Monitoring blood...
  • FDA To Alexion: Manufacturing Process Improvements Needed

    Alexion, the hugely successful biopharmaceutical company based in Cheshire, disclosed to investors that last week's inspection by the Food and Drug Administration of its Rhode Island factory suggest the company still needs to find "the definitive root...
  • WHO urges stiff regulatory curbs on e-cigarettes

    GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) called for stiff regulation of electronic cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, advertising and sales to minors, in the latest bid to control the booming new market. In a long-awaited...
  • Clinical trial to study potential Meniere's treatment

    Clinical trial to study potential Meniere's treatment
    Two South Florida doctors are looking for patients to participate in a study to test a potential new treatment for Meniere's disease, a debilitating inner-ear disorder. No medicines have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat...
  • Don't use bleach to treat athlete's foot

    Don't use bleach to treat athlete's foot
    Q: You have sometimes written about ways to treat athlete's foot, but you haven't mentioned the best one: bleach! On the rare occasion that I get a toe fissure or itchy sole, I just pour several glugs of bleach into the shower and slosh about in it for...
  • Stem-cell therapy works wonders for a dog -- and his owner

    Stem-cell therapy works wonders for a dog -- and his owner
    The same remedy that healed journalist Julia Szabo's dog wound up saving her life. Part of Szabo's book, "Medicine Dog: The Miraculous Cure that Healed My Best Friend and Saved My Life" (Lyon's Press, Guilford, CT, 2014; $16.47), is devoted to a black...
  • Experimental Ebola drugs raising ethics questions

    Experimental Ebola drugs raising ethics questions
    As the Ebola virus ravages West Africa, two American health workers who contracted the disease in Liberia were airlifted back to the United States to be treated with an experimental drug. They have since recovered. But colleagues of a doctor in Sierra...