Johns Hopkins University

Blood Test Finds Cancer Before Symptoms Start

Researchers say they have taken a big step towards developing a test that can tell people if they have cancer long before the first symptoms show up.<p>The blood test detected the majority of cancers in people with four of the biggest cancer killers: breast, colon, lung and ovarian cancer, the team at …

Cancer

Confederate statues taken down overnight in Baltimore. One opponent of move levels stinging charge.

Four Confederate statues in Baltimore were taken down overnight, the Baltimore Sun reported — the latest in what could become a widespread trend following deadly demonstrations in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.<p>Crews loaded the statues on flatbed trucks from 11:30 p.m. Tuesday until …

Conservative View

Fox News Guests From Both Sides of the Aisle Denounce Trump’s Charlottesville Comments Through Tears

On Wednesday morning's edition of “Fox & Friends,” Johns Hopkins University professor Wendy Osefo and Republican political analyst Gianno Caldwell …

White Supremacists

WEBCAST - Health Challenges among Displaced Populations

Health Challenges among Displaced Populations<p>Tuesday, September 5<p>7:00 PM MT<p>Doctors Without Borders presents a panel discussion about the medical …

Central African Republic

Science balloons soaring on new missions

NASA’s Balloon Program is preparing new missions, including one designed to investigate the birth of our universe.<p>For decades, NASA has released …

University of Maryland

Trump’s Threat Against Maduro Unites Latin America, Against U.S.

President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela had become a pariah among fellow Latin American leaders as his beleaguered country staggered toward dictatorship. But a threat by President Trump to use the American military against Mr. Maduro’s government has united those leaders in a different direction: …

Latin America

Well-educated elites are no strangers to white supremacy

In the aftermath of the torch-lit white supremacist rally at the University of Virginia, many white folks took to Twitter to express a combination of disgust and incredulity under the hashtag #ThisIsNotUs. Users argued that white supremacists violently protesting the planned removal of a statue of …

Racism

What Canada can expect from chief U.S. NAFTA negotiator John Melle

Melle’s worldview, according to friends, is that nobody’s a saint when it comes to free trade<p>WASHINGTON – While the U.S. president trashes NAFTA as a …

Canada

Colored Property: State Policy and White Racial Politics in Suburban America (review)

Scholars have long recognized that whites, especially suburbanites, resisted sharing residential neighborhoods with African Americans in the …

Housing

Trump on the brink

On Thursday — after "fire and fury" was followed by a double-down, then by signs of a pullback — a top Republican who calls pretty honest balls and …

Politics

Satellite photos suggest North Korea preparing submarine missile test : report

Recent satellite photos suggest North Korea could be preparing for fresh submarine-based ballistic missile tests, an expert on its military said …

North Korea

Axios AM

1 big thing: The brink<p><b>On Thursday</b> — after "fire and fury" was followed by a double-down, then by signs of a pullback — a top Republican who calls …

North Korea

Your Eyes Aren't the Only Parts of Your Body That 'See'

Welcome to the world of nonvisual photoreception.<p><b>By Thomas Cronin, University of Maryland, Baltimore County</b><p>We humans are uncommonly visual creatures. …

Biology

There's more evidence that one of the most touted solutions to the opioid crisis has a major flaw

More than 183,000 people have died from overdoses related to prescription opioid painkillers like oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, and morphine over the last 15+ years.<p>While there are a number of strategies proposed to alleviate the opioid crisis, the pharmaceutical industry has championed the …

Addiction

Japan's missile defences 'not able to intercept North Korean ICBMs fired at Guam'

Despite assurances from Japan that its military would be able to intercept North Korean missiles fired at Guam, analysts believe there is little chance that an attack on the Pacific island by intercontinental ballistic missiles could be thwarted.<p>Speaking in the Japanese parliament on Thursday, …

North Korea

Can a Crowdsourced AI Medical Diagnosis App Outperform Your Doctor?

The Human Dx platform aims to improve the accuracy of individual physicians

Health Care

“I Suffered From An Eating Disorder You’ve Never Heard Of Before”

<i>By Charlotte Lieberman, photography by StockSnap</i><p><b>“The distance I now have from the habit gives me the space I need to remind myself of how awful it</b> …

Mental Health

How clean is the air on your block? Baltimore 'citizen scientists' build monitors to find out

Scientists know, based on data from eight monitoring stations in and around Baltimore, that smog levels are not healthy on many hot summer days.But …

Pollution

On Strawberry Hill

Half Title, Frontispiece, Title Page, Copyright, In Memoriam<p>Contents<p>pp. vii-viii<p>List of Illustrations<p>pp. ix-x<p>Foreword<p>pp. xi-xiv<p>“Did Gifford Pinchot …

History

Does the US have to accept North Korea as a nuclear power?

There has been a landslide in relations between the US and North Korea. As Pyongyang's military power increases, Washington may find itself cornered …

North Korea

How much is living a pain-free life worth? Economists say up to $145 per day.

New research by economists in the United States and Iceland has put a price tag on what it’s worth to Americans to live without chronic pain.<p>The researchers, using a massive government survey of Americans over age 50, estimated in a new working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic …

Pain

'Shapeshifting' cancer cells promote metastasis

Using innovative techniques and a wide range of experiments, researchers have demonstrated that prostate cancer cells have the ability to alter their …

Cancer

How industrial farming techniques can breed superbugs

Watch Video | Listen to the AudioFind all of the stories in our series Stopping Superbugs<b>JUDY WOODRUFF:</b> But first: our special series Stopping …

Agriculture

The Next Class of Graduates

Congratulations to the August 2017 graduates of the Johns Hopkins School of Nursing! A new class walked the stage, Dr. Edo Banach, president and CEO …

Education

Soul Machine: The Invention of the Modern Mind by George Makari (review)

In 2008, George Makari published <i>Revolution in Mind: The Creation of Psychoanalysis</i>. Bruce Rudisch praised the book in <i>American Imago</i> as "an …

Consciousness

Edible robot surgeons will cure you from the inside out

Back in 1985, the best robotic surgeon we had was the Puma 560, a manipulator arm just barely more advanced than Rocky Balboa's robo-butler. Just barely. The Puma was nevertheless revolutionary. It was the very first mechanical operator, progenitor to steady-handed robo-surgeons like the DaVinci …

Long-form Journalism

Shares slip, yen and gold gain as Korea tensions escalate

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares and U.S. stock futures slipped on Wednesday and investors sought havens such as U.S. Treasuries, gold and the yen as …

North Korea

The Uses of the Past from Heidegger to Rorty: Doing Philosophy Historically (review)

Most analytical philosophers will consider this book not only an attack on their own philosophical method but also on the discipline in general. …

Philosophy

Medical bills sometimes surprise with extra expenses

A Yale study, and an accompanying profile in The New York Times, made waves this month for exposing what's called "surprise billing." This occurs …

Health Care

China’s Disaffected Insiders

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