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Medical Research

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  • Teen pregnancies in Baltimore drop by a third

    Teen pregnancies in Baltimore drop by a third
    Baltimore's teen pregnancy rate dropped by nearly a third from 2009 to 2013, far surpassing the city's goal for reducing the rate, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake plans to announce today. While public health officials cheered the reduction, the city's...
  • 5 projects to get Obamacare research funds totaling $64M

     5 projects to get Obamacare research funds totaling $64M
    The latest round of research funding through the Affordable Care Act was approved Tuesday, totaling $64 million for five projects. More dollars will be awarded throughout the year. Illinois hospitals so far have secured about $35 million since 2012 to...
  • For contraception, U.S. women increasingly turn to IUDs and implants

    For contraception, U.S. women increasingly turn to IUDs and implants
    IUDs and implants are safe, reliable, long-acting and reversible forms of birth control. Now there’s a new attribute to add to this list: increasingly popular. A┬ánew report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that...
  • Biotechnology company Vaccinogen moves to Baltimore from Frederick

    Biotechnology company Vaccinogen moves to Baltimore from Frederick
    A biotechnology company developing a cancer vaccine announced Tuesday that it has moved its headquarters to Fells Point from Frederick, bolstering Baltimore's efforts to become a hub for such firms. Vaccinogen, which secured a deal for up to $80...
  • Army veteran's guilt over surviving Iraq is a wound that won't heal

    Army veteran's guilt over surviving Iraq is a wound that won't heal
    It had been years since Sloan Sulham had heard from any of his men in Iraq. But the soft voice and Philippine accent on the phone were immediately recognizable: Spc. Reyes. "Arvin," Reyes reminded his former platoon sergeant. Sulham wasn't likely to...
  • Lawmakers blast overuse of psychiatric drugs on foster kids

    California lawmakers on Tuesday blasted the overuse of psychiatric drugs on the state's foster children and pledged to improve the lives of thousands of vulnerable teens after more than a decade of government inaction. "We can't let another decade go...
  • Boynton Beach officers' use of force in August pursuit under review

    Boynton Beach officers' use of force in August pursuit under review
    The high-speed pursuit was finally coming to a conclusion when all the officers quickly converged on the dark-green Mitsubishi, their guns drawn. As a helicopter recorded the events from above, the police pulled three people from the car. At least two...
  • Broward deputy drags cuffed woman through courthouse hallway by her feet

    Broward deputy drags cuffed woman through courthouse hallway by her feet
    A veteran Broward Sheriff's deputy who dragged a mentally incompetent woman through a courthouse hallway by the shackles around her ankles is now on restricted duty. Christopher Johnson, who joined the department in 1988, will not have contact with...
  • Gun injuries are a public health emergency, nine organizations say

    Gun injuries are a public health emergency, nine organizations say
    Seven medical specialty societies, the American Bar Assn. and the American Public Health Assn. on Monday joined forces to declare gun-related injuries, which annually kill an average of 32,000 Americans and harm nearly twice that number, "a public...
  • Ebola drug shows some promise in first tests in West Africa

    An experimental antiviral drug shows some early, encouraging signs of effectiveness in its first human test against Ebola in West Africa, but only if patients get it when their symptoms first appear. A study of the drug, favipiravir (fav-ih-PEER'-ah-...
  • Early exposure to peanuts helps prevent allergies in kids

    For years, parents of babies who seem likely to develop a peanut allergy have gone to extremes to keep them away from peanut-based foods. Now a major study suggests that is exactly the wrong thing to do. Exposing infants like these to peanuts before...