| Sep 16, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Living by a hog farm or near crop fields fertilized with the animals' manure can raise your risk of getting a drug-resistant infection, a new study finds.
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found a link in...
| Jul 24, 2013
A recent study of nearly 75,000 patients describes two simple techniques that decreased by more than a third the risk of patients developing a type of bacterial infection resistant to certain antibiotics.
In addition, the number of bloodstream...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 12:46 PM
Maryland health officials may ask state lawmakers for permission to oversee plastic surgery centers, a move inspired in part by the death of a Lochearn woman after liposuction.
The state health department had already been considering whether to ask...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Q: When we were children, our mother made us a cough syrup by slicing an onion and covering the slices with sugar.
The sugar sucks the juice out of the onion and makes a clear syrup.
I have had a raw cough, and my lungs hurt from congestion. I used...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:30 AM
| Feb 9, 2013
| 7:39 PM
YORK — Food is always very important for MaryElizabeth Warhol. And because Warhol, 17, is a national-class swimmer, she cheerily admits she burns so many calories daily that watching what she eats the way many teenage girls do is unnecessary.
| Jan 9, 2013
| 2:30 AM
| Dec 31, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Even as epidemiologists worry about a shrinking arsenal of antibiotics to fight potentially deadly drug-resistant bacteria, researchers at Johns Hopkins Hospital are betting on another weapon to prevent infections: robots.
It sounds more futuristic than...
| May 26, 2013
While Sam Spitz's friends were loading up on pizza for lunch, the Whitney Young High School sophomore opted for a chicken Caesar salad.
Spitz was in training for a big sophomore baseball season — after having pitched on the school's varsity team...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 3:40 PM
A bill to give health regulators more oversight of facilities like the now-closed Monarch Medspa in Timonium is making a late surge in the General Assembly after weeks of discussions among state and industry officials.
The House of Delegates...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 4:32 PM
This week's theme at Change of Subject is evidently meat. The article The rise of Big Meat-bred super bugs Despite the public health risk of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, the lobbyist-swayed FDA keeps easing regulations (Salon/Alternet) is the latest...