| Nov 20, 2011
As I learned in the fourth grade when my first crush told me oh-so eloquently to "Get lost, creepo!," not everything you go after in life will work out as planned. Now, at the ripe, old age of 28, nothing has reminded me of that schoolyard lesson more...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 10:29 AM
The rise of drug-resistant bacteria is one of the more alarming health threats of the past several decades. Some of the nation's top hospitals, including one operated by the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, have experienced deadly outbreaks....
| Dec 7, 2013
| 6:08 PM
Sometimes, the most amazing discoveries come by accident.
For instance, the well-known drug Viagra began at the research stage as a medicine to treat spasms in arteries. It didn't work for the intended purpose, but had a startling side effect that found...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:20 AM
RICHMOND, Va. The goal of research and development is to produce new or improved products. To stay competitive, companies allocate a part of their resources to R&D, which is generally considerable for startup and high-technology firms.
| Nov 7, 2013
| 9:02 AM
It's hard to imagine that something as distant as a feedlot could have an impact on our health. After all, industrial farming operations are located far from where many of us live.
But the recent news of an antibiotic-resistant salmonella outbreak...
| Oct 26, 2013
Transmitted behind closed doors, camouflaged by easily overlooked early symptoms — a sore that doesn't hurt, a rash that doesn't itch — and capable of mimicking so many other diseases that it has been called "The Great Imitator," syphilis is a...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 8:49 AM
"I can do that!" Who hasn't lived to regret saying that?
Those four little, turbo-charged words have led many well-intentioned, do-it-yourself home improvers right off catastrophe cliff.
We start off emboldened by a deceivingly simple tease on...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 5:39 PM
While the main campus of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore is open and inviting, there is another division of the school that discourages visitors.
The Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory is tucked miles away in Laurel, with building access...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 11:00 PM
The opening of Brown's New York Deli in Maitland ushers in a fresh chapter for authentic kosher fare in Central Florida.
Owner and operator Lauren Brown has an accounting background and extensive experience in catering at synagogues, schools, senior...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 1:50 PM
Fill a prescription at the pharmacy and you start to feel sick at the register.
My remedy for Rx sticker shock is to occasionally survey prices online or by phone on your name brand and generic drugs before you go to the store to ensure you're not...
| 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...