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Medical Research

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  • VIMS study: Coastal habitats key to commercial fishery management

    A whole host of fish and shellfish species spawn, hatch, develop into juveniles or grow into adulthood along the variegated coasts of the Chesapeake Bay. The health of coastal habitats, then, is key to the health of these species — many of them...
  • Are tax dollars paying for anti-alcohol advocacy? [Commentary]

    Are tax dollars paying for anti-alcohol advocacy? [Commentary]
    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....
  • Insurance report shows premiums increased, but ignores policy changes

    Insurance report shows premiums increased, but ignores policy changes
    State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones fired the first shot Tuesday in his campaign for more authority over health insurance premiums, releasing a report that showed a giant increase in premiums from 2013 to 2014 for those not covered by employer-...
  • Fist bumps are better for health than handshakes

     Fist bumps are better for health than handshakes
    Eight observations on the widely covered study in the August issue of the American Journal of Infection Control on how fist bumps are far more sanitary than handshakes: 1. The whole thing sounds like a middle-school science project. Using one rubber...
  • Let's end the wasteful war on drugs by putting science first

    Human beings sometimes have a troubling inability to hold two thoughts in mind at the same time. This is true not only when those thoughts contradict each other, but even when they simply appear to be in conflict with each other but actually aren't. And...
  • Deep sea octopus mom tends her eggs longer than any animal on Earth

    Deep sea octopus mom tends her eggs longer than any animal on Earth
    Call it extreme parenting: Scientists announced the discovery of a deep sea octopus mom that faithfully guarded the same clutch of eggs for a record-breaking 4-1/2 years. "This is the longest brooding or gestation of any animal on the planet," said Brad...
  • There is something rarer than being killed by lightning, CDC says

    The lightning strikes that killed one person and injured at least seven others at Southern California’s Venice Beach this week were freak events. But when it comes to extreme weather, there’s something even more unusual than being killed by...
  • Health Secretary Sharfstein to join Hopkins

    Health Secretary Sharfstein to join Hopkins
    Dr. Joshua M. Sharfstein said Wednesday he plans to leave his post as secretary of the state Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where he drew criticism for the botched rollout of the state's health insurance exchange website. Sharfstein, a...
  • Careful meal timing can help you lose weight

    Emerging research suggests that when you eat may be just as important as what you eat. Nutrition experts have long suspected that skipping meals early in the day may result in increased hunger, which leads to overeating later in the day. In fact, several...
  • Generic drugs vs. brand names: Switching could save you money

    A Prada handbag is definitely not the same as the $20 knockoff from a street vendor. Value-brand paper towels aren't nearly as absorbent as the name brands. Following this line of thought, it might be logical to assume that generic drugs are just cheap...
  • Novartis apologizes for not disclosing side-effects of leukemia drugs sooner

    TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japanese unit of Novartis AG apologized on Thursday for failing to report to authorities in a timely manner side-effects of its leukemia drugs, in the company's latest scandal in the country. Novartis Pharma KK, the Swiss...