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  • How the Obama administration wants to spend that $6 billion for Ebola

    How the Obama administration wants to spend that $6 billion for Ebola
    Obama administration officials outlined in more detail Thursday how they would spend the president’s proposed $6-billion Ebola emergency funding package, emphasizing the urgency of the situation as government funds are scheduled to sunset early next...
  • All About Food: Sugar is sweet, and so is moderation

    All About Food: Sugar is sweet, and so is moderation
    Did you know that the amount of total added sugar (not the sugar found in fruits, vegetables or dairy products) that we consume has risen from 6.3 pounds per person per year in 1822 to more than 100 pounds today? An 18.2% rise occurred between 1980...
  • Ebola fears continue to mount, spill into port business, politics

    Ebola fears continue to mount, spill into port business, politics
    A local longshoremen's union in Baltimore briefly refused to work a ship from West Africa. Questions about a patient's medical transport sparked a fury. And Rep. Andy Harris, a Baltimore County Republican and a doctor, called for a ban on travel from...
  • Biotech leaders forecast more growth

    Biotech leaders forecast more growth
    Biotech industry leaders from around the state met Monday in Fort Lauderdale to foster collaboration and keep the industry on a steady growth track. The two-day conference is expected to attract about 500 business owners, research institute leaders,...
  • Miller-Keystone Blood Center in merger talks

    The Lehigh Valley's blood supplier plans to merge with a central New Jersey center that will expand both organizations' reach from central Pennsylvania to the Jersey shore. Miller-Keystone Blood Center officials said Wednesday they have entered into...
  • Follow The Election Money? If Only We Could

    Follow The Election Money? If Only We Could
    One of the must-reads of this week was an interview, on the often interesting Waterbury Observer blog, with a juror in the trial of John G. Rowland. The juror, Bob McCormack, was a high school classmate of Rowland. He went into the trial thinking the...
  • Jonathan Eig on 'The Birth of the Pill'

    Jonathan Eig on 'The Birth of the Pill'
    Of all the inventions of the 20th century, the birth control pill arguably had the most profound effect on the everyday lives of human beings. By making widely available a convenient and effective form of contraception, the pill gave women control over...
  • Harris joins GOP in calling for travel ban

    Harris joins GOP in calling for travel ban
    Republican Rep. Andy Harris, the only doctor in Maryland's congressional delegation, called Thursday for the Obama administration to impose "some level of travel ban" to limit the spread of Ebola. "The administration should impose some level of travel...
  • A breast cancer survivor's journey through chemo

    A breast cancer survivor's journey through chemo
    Jean List has some encouragement for any woman facing breast cancer: Although she is still in chemotherapy 10 years after first beginning treatment for a particularly virulent form of cancer, the chemotherapy is easier than it was a decade ago. "It is...
  • A new way to help meth addicts stay clean: antibodies

    A new way to help meth addicts stay clean: antibodies
    Designing medications and immune therapies that blunt a drug addict's high and help him kick his habit is a promising idea. And someday soon it is expected to yield actual medications for addiction. But there's a fundamental problem with prescribing an...
  • OraSure expects milestones in its Ebola research

    OraSure expects milestones in its Ebola research
    By the end of the year, Bethlehem-based OraSure expects to announce key research milestones in determining if its OraQuick rapid in-home HIV test can be adapted to screen patients for Ebola. The company has consulted with the federal Food and Drug...