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  • Thousands to receive experimental Ebola vaccines in West Africa

    Thousands to receive experimental Ebola vaccines in West Africa
    Thousands of people are to be injected with two experimental Ebola vaccines in trials in West Africa within a couple of weeks, and a Baltimore biotechnology company is launching a human trial of its own candidate in June, as scientists and public health...
  • Using X-rays, scientists read ancient, volcano-charred scrolls

    Using X-rays, scientists read ancient, volcano-charred scrolls
    Talk about reading between the lines! Scientists wielding X-rays say they can, for the first time, read words inside the charred, rolled-up scrolls that survived the catastrophic eruption of Mt. Vesuvius nearly two millenniums ago. The findings,...
  • Denser California forests raise firefighting questions, study says

    Denser California forests raise firefighting questions, study says
    Drought, fire suppression techniques and changes in land use have made California forests denser and more susceptible to fast-moving wildfires, a study to be released Tuesday has found. Researchers at UC Berkeley, UC Davis and the U.S. Geological Survey...
  • With global warming, why not all El Niño all the time?

    With global warming, why not all El Niño all the time?
    With the Earth warming to record levels, it might seem like El Niño should be a permanent fixture – and knock down hurricanes every year. The large-scale atmospheric pattern develops as a result of abnormal warming in the eastern Pacific –...
  • Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours

    Orlando theme park and attractions discounts, prices and hours
    Here's a selection of attractions offering reduced prices, check websites for details and restrictions: AQUATICA: "Splash and Save" ticket with admission starts at $24 when tickets are purchased online. Aquatica "Any Day" passes start at $37 when...
  • Vernon B. Mountcastle Jr.

    Vernon B. Mountcastle Jr.
    Dr. Vernon B. Mountcastle Jr., a retired Johns Hopkins brain researcher called the father of modern neuroscience, died of severe flu complications Jan. 11 at his home in Charlesbrooke in Baltimore County. He was 96. "For all his deep fascination with...
  • New York, Virginia vie for $618M ion collider facility

    New York, Virginia vie for $618M ion collider facility
    The battle between two economic juggernauts is about to begin — and Newport News, Hampton Roads and Virginia may be in danger of falling behind. New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced earlier this week that he plans to add $65 million to the...
  • Create a healing environment in your home

    As homes go, the place was large: 245 bedrooms and 345,000 square feet. And though it looked and felt like a home in many ways, the new 10-story building I toured last week was really a hospital in disguise – a feat of decorating to be sure. The...
  • Disneyland measles outbreak: Cases not limited to the unvaccinated

    Disneyland measles outbreak: Cases not limited to the unvaccinated
    As the measles outbreak that started at Disneyland grew to at least 70 cases Wednesday, much of the attention has focused on how the vast majority of patients were not vaccinated for the highly contagious disease. But some medical experts also have...
  • E-cigarettes can produce more formaldehyde than regular cigarettes, study says

    E-cigarettes can produce more formaldehyde than regular cigarettes, study says
    A preliminary study in the New England Journal of Medicine raises a new worry about electronic cigarettes – exposure to formaldehyde. Under certain conditions, taking 10 puffs from an e-cigarette would expose a user to about 2.5 times as much...
  • Lab tests suggest some e-cigarette use may release high levels of cancer-causing formaldehyde

    Using certain electronic cigarettes at high temperature settings could potentially release more formaldehyde, a cancer-causing chemical, than smoking traditional cigarettes does, new lab tests suggest. The research does not prove a health risk — it...