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Health Officials Need Help Identifying Man Who Removed Rabid Raccoon From Baltimore County RoadHealth department officials are asking for help identifying a good Samaritan who removed a dead raccoon from a road in Baltimore County after the agency learned the animal was infected with rabies.
'Red Flag' Laws Can Play A Role In Preventing Mass Shootings, Study SaysPreliminary research, published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine on Monday, suggests that this "urgent" and "individualized" intervention can play a role in efforts to prevent mass shootings.
New Study Raises Questions About How Fluoride Affects Children's DevelopmentThe study, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics on Monday, found that increased levels of fluoride exposure during pregnancy were associated with declines in IQ in children.
Lung Disease Cases In Teens Across US May Be Caused By Vaping, Doctors SayRecent reports show teenagers in other parts of the country are being treated for lung injuries that doctors say may be caused by vaping.
'Tomorrow's Not Promised' | Maryland Man Recovering After Contracting Brain-Eating Amoeba While Jet SkiingRyan Perry is adjusting to life at home after 90 days in hospitals and two months in a rehab facility.
Tyson Foods Recalling 39K Pounds Of Weaver Brand Ready-To-Eat Chicken Patty Due To Possible ContaminationTysons Foods Inc is recalling around 39,000 pounds of Weaver brand frozen chicken patty product that may be possibly contaminated by foreign matter. 
Crying On The Job? You're Not Alone, With 8 In 10 Workers Shedding TearsMore than 8 in 10 workers admit to crying at work, with almost half of those saying they were driven to tears because of their bosses or colleagues, according to a new survey from career site Monster.com.
Taking 'Miracle' Solution As Cure For Autism Or Cancer Is The 'Same As Drinking Bleach', FDA SaysPeople should stop using the "Miracle" or "Master" mineral solution products sold online as cures for autism, cancer, HIV, hepatitis, flu, acne and a host of other illnesses and diseases, the US Food and Drug Administration warned Monday.
Franciscan Friars' 'Little Portion Farm' Restores Land While Providing Produce For Those In NeedA little farm in Ellicott City has an ambitious goal: to grow fresh, organic fruits and vegetables for the people of west Baltimore and do it in a way that will restore tired farmland.
Social Media Use May Harm Teens' Mental Health By Disrupting Positive Activities, Study SaysSocial media use has been linked to depression, especially in teenage girls. But a new study argues that the issue may be more complex than experts think.
Eating More Gluten Early In Life Is Tied To Children's Higher Risk Of Celiac Disease, A Study SaysA study published Tuesday in the journal JAMA suggests that eating higher-than-normal levels of gluten during the first five years of life can increase a child's likelihood of developing celiac disease, a digestive disorder that damages the small intestine.
Harmful Toxic That Led To Dogs Deaths In N.C. Found In Maryland This SummerThe death of three dogs in North Carolina connected to a blue-green algae bloom in a pond they were swimming in is leading to renewed focus on water quality across the country, including in Maryland, where the same type of algae have been found this summer.