Ten times more children and teens obese today than 40 years ago

The number of obese children and adolescents rose to 124 million in 2016 -- more than 10 times higher than the 11 million classified as obese 40 years ago, in 1975.

Lutherville teen awarded major prize for his charity work

Jordan Yaffe of Lutherville, Maryland, was awarded $36,000 by the Helen Diller Family Foundation in recognition of his commitment to “tikkun olam”— repair the world.

How a 'madman' hopes to spark conversations about mental illness

The signs that he was spiraling downward were everywhere. They appeared in his scribbles in red marker all over his apartment walls. They materialized when he stripped down to his skivvies at a happy hour, after winning a court case ...

Ah! My kid is having a tantrum, and I want to scream

Most parents have experienced it: that moment when their son or daughter has a full-blown temper tantrum, which may involve screaming, crying, stomping their feet, dropping to the floor or all of the above.

Perspectives in Pink: A Call to Action During Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Pink ribbons will soon be in bloom to mark October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. In recognition of this month, here’s some information about breast cancer as well as a few ideas to guide your thoughts and actions during the ...

UMBC professor receives $1.5 million grant to build organ-saving device

Gymama Slaughter, an associate professor of computer science and electrical engineering at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, will develop a bioreactor to extend the viability of lifesaving human organs as they await transplant.

After 15 years in vegetative state, man responds to nerve stimulation

A car accident at 20 years old left a French man in a vegetative state for 15 years. But after neurosurgeons implanted a vagus nerve stimulator in his chest, the man, now 35, is showing signs of consciousness, according to ...

FDA encourages juice safety this fall

As fall arrives, so do drives in the country and drinking fresh-squeezed juices and cider.

Yes, sitting too long can kill you, even if you exercise

Take a movement break every 30 minutes, say experts. No matter how much you exercise, sitting for excessively long periods of time is a risk factor for early death, a new study published Monday in Annals of Internal Medicine found.

An easy opportunity to screen moms for postpartum depression

After giving birth, some mothers experience extreme sadness, anxiety and other symptoms of postpartum depression.

Blood clot risk -- and other problems -- might be tied to how tall you are

How tall you are might hold clues to your risk of various health problems, such as blood clots, according to a new study.

Back-to-school immunizations are for parents too

National Immunization Awareness Month naturally coincides with the back-to-school season for Maryland children and throughout August, health officials are stressing the need for students to have their shots updated.

Are energy bars healthy?

Energy bars are a convenient source of nutrition and come in a wide variety of flavors to satisfy different palates. They are often fortified with vitamins and minerals, which can help fill nutritional gaps.

High doses of vitamin B tied to lung cancer risk, study says

Men who took high doses of vitamin B6 and B12 supplements had a higher risk of lung cancer, and the association was highest among current smokers, according to a study published Tuesday.

Why you shouldn't schedule anything important for 2 p.m.

Energy drinks are a $2.8 billion-a-year business in the United States alone, built on the promise of helping you push past that "2:30 feeling."