| Feb 26, 2014
| 5:49 PM
Seth Rogen visited Capitol Hill on Wednesday not to discuss the legalization of marijuana, nor to shoot the third season of Netflix's "House of Cards." No, Mr. Rogen went to Washington to make a case for Alzheimer's disease research.
Yeah, we're just as...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Regarding your editorial on the health risks of pesticide use, asthma was once thought to be caused by pesticides, but the link was later disproved ("Understanding pesticide risks," Feb. 20).
According to recent studies by the National Institutes of...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:45 AM
In response to your recent editorial about the health risks associated with pesticides, I offer the following factual information and thoughts ("Understanding pesticide risks," Feb. 19):
It is time to stop spreading a message of fear and instead take...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 7:32 AM
The Maryland General Assembly yesterday held an extensive set of hearings on a variety of bills dealing with marijuana. The bills varied from outright legalization to various decriminalization options. Much of the debate was predictable, but a few...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 4:42 PM
Jazz singer June Thomas developed a method to get rid of tormenting thoughts.
The Easton musician would hum melodies and musical ideas until the darkness eased. It's a method that she fine-tuned as a youngster and that still serves the veteran singer...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 4:48 PM
UC San Diego graduate student Alex Piel is studying the family dynamics and habitats of chimpanzees in Tanzania's savanna. The research requires tracking animals, retrieving fecal samples and then testing to confirm genetic links.
It does not come...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Since my mother died of Alzheimer's disease in 1994, I always wondered as I attended fundraisers and events for caregivers why so many African-Americans filled the rooms.
A recent study by John Hopkins University helps explain it. It shows that older...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 9:33 PM
Scientists have identified a simple, inexpensive compound that made cancer drugs more effective in mice and helped human patients weather the toxic side effects of chemotherapy.
But even as they touted their experimental results, they acknowledged...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:05 PM
An extremely rare form of contagious cancer that affects only dogs and is spread via sexual contact likely arose in a single Alaskan malamute or husky-type canine more than 11,000 years ago, scientists say.
In a paper published Thursday in the journal...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 4:57 PM
A groundbreaking Los Angeles clinical trial has proven a disappointment in demonstrating that a safe and inexpensive mineral infusion could reduce disability in stroke patients. But the researchers behind a UCLA trial called "Fast-Mag" said the eight-year...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 10:13 AM
Johns Hopkins researchers are well on their way to building a digital library of children's brain images, which they say eventually will give doctors around the world access to a free Google-like search engine that could help diagnose and treat...