| Jul 2, 2014
| 4:31 PM
Everyone loves a medical mystery, except the afflicted patient and his or her family who shuffle from doctor to doctor in search of an explanation for a disorder whose name, origin, prognosis and cure are all unknown. Now, the National Institutes of...
| Jul 28, 2014
| 5:09 PM
People who jogged or ran for as little as five minutes a day reduced their risk of premature death by nearly one-third and extended their lives by about three years, according to a new study.
Researchers examined the exercise habits of more than 55,...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 9:35 AM
This month, Maryland banned high-proof liquors like Everclear and other inexpensive tipples. Self-proclaimed public health activists claimed such "high octane" liquors increased the likelihood of binge-drinking and sexual assaults on college campuses....
| Jul 11, 2014
| 9:01 AM
You don't often see scientific researchers turning up their noses at nearly a billion and a half dollars in government funding. Still more rarely will the elite of a research field threaten to boycott a huge international project in their field en masse....
| Jul 31, 2014
| 7:01 PM
A U.S. aid worker who was infected with the deadly Ebola virus while working in West Africa will be flown to the United States to be treated in a high-security ward at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, hospital officials said on Thursday.
| Jul 29, 2014
| 5:45 PM
— Maryland lawmakers have been jockeying for years to lure the new headquarters for the Federal Bureau of Investigation — and its 11,000 jobs — to Prince George's County.
On Tuesday they officially found out who the competition is....
| Jul 30, 2014
| 6:52 AM
In the recent Hobby Lobby decision addressing the Affordable Care Act's insurance mandate for women's contraception, the U.S. Supreme Court raised several issues about religious freedom and the rights of corporations. What it didn't consider was whether...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 10:42 AM
WASHINGTON — The General Services Administration is considering three sites — including two in Maryland — as viable options for a new headquarters building for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, according to a long awaited short list...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 8:51 PM
AIDS researchers and advocates are used to dealing with death, they say, but that hasn't made the last 48 hours any easier.
An estimated 12,000 scientists, medical workers, advocates and policymakers are traveling to the 20th International AIDS...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 12:00 PM
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday they found smallpox vials from the 1950s in a Food and Drug Administration storage building in Bethesda, Maryland, and transferred them to the CDC's high-containment laboratory in Atlanta...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 5:31 AM
Dr. Kim Williams thought he followed a heart-healthy diet: He avoided red meat and fried foods. He ate his chicken breast without the skin.
But in 2003, the Chicago cardiologist realized his level of LDL, the so-called "bad" cholesterol, was too high....