| Sep 18, 2014
| 3:45 PM
The White House announced Thursday that it was mobilizing key federal agencies to combat a growing, global health threat -- bacteria that have evolved an immunity to powerful antibiotic drugs.
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria cause 2 million illnesses...
| Sep 19, 2014
LEESBURG — Katherine Theriot-Hasson is confident she has a future in medicine.
So do those who picked her to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders Nov. 14-16 in Washington, D.C. The Leesburg resident was chosen based on her academic...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Thousands of cancer scientists — not your usual political activists — are expected to "Rally for Medical Research" on Capitol Hill Thursday to bring attention to dwindling federal support.
With justifications including "sequestration,"...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 10:23 AM
I left my conversation with Lynn feeling melancholy. Had trouble sleeping that night.
My neighbor of 40 years had caught me in the alley, walking the Chihuahuas.
"Phillip's fighting the caregivers, saying every foul word he knows," Lynn said. "He...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 2:29 PM
Americans may have stopped putting on pounds, but their waistlines are still expanding, according to a new analysis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The average waist circumference of U.S. adults has increased by about 3% since the...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 3:09 PM
EAST HARTFORD — Yale's Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity announced plans Friday to join the University of Connecticut in January, as part of a new partnership.
Marlene Schwartz, director of the Rudd Center, said that when she read UConn's...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 11:21 AM
Philip Filner, a retired molecular biologist and community activist who helped preserve a wooded and wetland tract in Owings Mills, died of pancreatic cancer Sept. 6 at his Lutherville home. He was 75.
Born in Philadelphia, he was the son of Samuel...
| Sep 7, 2014
| 3:34 PM
Tests of an experimental Ebola vaccine have shown positive results, protecting healthy monkeys from contracting the virus, the National Institutes of Health announced Sunday, as West Africa grapples with the epidemic that has killed around 2,000.
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:29 PM
La reciente muerte del actor y comediante Robin Williams, quien fue encontrado ahorcado el pasado lunes en su vivienda al norte de San Francisco, ha puesto sobre el tapete el tema de la depresión extrema.
Porque no es lo mismo sentirse triste, que estar...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 9:34 AM
NEW YORK -- The death of Hall-of-Fame baseball player Tony Gwynn from mouth cancer has renewed calls to end the use of chewing tobacco from its traditional place in the game. Gwynn, 54, died June 16 after two surgeries to remove malignant growths inside...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Consumers face a dizzying array of products and claims in the dietary supplement aisle — but a little knowledge can go a long way in helping chart a healthy lifestyle.
One of the more popular supplements, fish oil, is promoted as preventive or...