| Jan 8, 2014
| 10:14 AM
Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords of Arizona is skydiving Wednesday, the third anniversary of a rampage that killed six people and left the legislator partially paralyzed.
Giffords, 43, was one of more than a dozen people who were wounded in...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 9:35 AM
Zora Neale Hurston, celebrated Tuesday in a Google Doodle, died in 1960 in a welfare home after giving the world some of its greatest literature. Although her greatest renown came after death, in life the African American novelist and anthropologist was a...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 9:12 AM
An Iowa schoolteacher says he lost 37 pounds by eating nothing but McDonald's for 90 days.
Take that, Morgan Spurlock!
John Cisna and his students at Colo-Nesco School District decided to challenge Spurlock's Oscar-nominated documentary "Super Size...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 9:07 AM
Is sleep deprivation equivalent to a kick to the head?
Could be. Researchers at Sweden's Uppsala University looked at what happened when healthy people pulled an all-nighter. Scientists found chemicals in their blood that were markers of brain damage....
| Dec 27, 2013
| 1:04 PM
High school students are faced with the task of balancing difficult courses, athletics and their jobs. This takes a toll on students’ health, leading to lack of sleep, poor nutrition, stress and inadequate physical activity.
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:30 AM
"Prisoners," an ambitious drama about two kidnapped children, could be a surprise entry at this year's Oscars. Although the film isn't a lock for major nominations ("12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" are considered the frontrunners), it's a darkhorse with a...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Nutritionists from the University of Maryland Medical System regularly contribute a guest post to The Baltimore Sun's health blog Picture of Health (baltimoresun.com/pictureofhealth), which is reprinted here. The latest post is from Debra Schulze.
| Nov 26, 2013
Whatever you think about the potential evils of carbohydrates, most people agree that they're tough to kick. Between cookie cravings, the lure of comforting pastas and the discovery that your fruit salad is a carb bonanza, it's no wonder many people throw...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 5:00 AM
As the hardiest of shoppers prepare for the annual Black Friday consumption frenzy, many are convinced it's their one shot at a great deal.
But "that's not even close to the truth," said Matthew Ong, senior retail analyst at online personal finance...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:09 PM
Annapolis High School student Dajuan Gay left an after-school job early Wednesday so he could petition the Anne Arundel County Board of Education for later school start time. The junior than left the board meeting to resume his regimented daily schedule...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 1:13 PM
It was nearing 2 a.m. at the Highland Park police station when two investigators from the North Regional Major Crimes Task Force laid out the situation for 17-year-old Philip Vatamaniuc.
"I don't think either of us are saying that you killed him, but you...