A fungal disease that has killed millions of North American bats is spreading and now has been detected in half of the United States, officials said Thursday.
The Department of Natural Resources says a second deer harvested in western Maryland has tested positive for chronic wasting disease.
Deadly diseases, once nearly wiped out, are making a frightening comeback in Maryland and across the country. Now — a warning that parents who don’t vaccinate their children are putting others at risk.
Fully mapping someone’s genes to look for health risks is full of ethical challenges.
Nearly 26 million Americans are fighting diabetes, a disease that is outpacing cancer, AIDS and heart disease. It affects both children and adults.
A disease with no known cure kills a horse on the Eastern Shore, and it can kill humans as well. It’s carried by mosquitoes, and it may be even more dangerous than the West Nile virus.
Prison officials say an inmate at a western Maryland prison has been treated at a hospital for Legionnaires’ disease.
A statewide sportsmen’s group says it’s dropping an effort to reintroduce elk to western Maryland.
The American Medical Association, the nation’s largest organization of doctors, now considers obesity a disease.
Kayla Campbell turned a loss into a gain after her hair fell out. It took several years to get past the discouraging disappearance of her thick, wavy brown locks.
Ask those who are trying to find a cure for diseases and they’ll tell you that it is much harder to get funding for research. Now a cancer center downtown is taking a do-it-yourself approach to finding the money.
The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is trying to understand why three of the four people who got organs from a rabies-infected donor in 2011 didn’t develop the disease, the agency’s top rabies expert said Wednesday.