Health & Fitness

Overusing disinfectants can contribute to health problems, study finds

CBS Baltimore (Health) 6/2 4:40A Alexus Davila
BALTIMORE -- Many of us use disinfectants to clean our homes and workplaces, especially since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic. But a new study says we may be using them too much, and it could affect our health and environment. Whether it's...

Record number of U.S. workers test positive for cannabis, study shows

CBS Baltimore (Health) 5/18 9:04A Elizabeth Napolitano
As the number of cannabis-friendly states across the U.S. has grown, so, too, has the drug's usage among American workers. An annual analysis from Quest Diagnostics medical lab and testing company shows the percentage of general U.S. employees,...

Maryland officials urge Medicaid recipients to renew coverage

CBS Baltimore (Health) 5/11 1:46P CBS Baltimore
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Maryland officials announced a public awareness campaign on Thursday to remind Medicaid recipients to renew their coverage since the federal government is reinstating a requirement that existed before the COVID-19 pandemic for...

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott lifts mask mandate in City Hall

CBS Baltimore (Health) 5/9 4:42A CBS Baltimore Staff
BALTIMORE -- Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott announced Tuesday the lifting of the COVID-19 mask mandate in City Hall. The mayor said he made the decision after consulting with the city's health commissioner. Masking is now optional, but not...

Maryland based COVID-19 vaccine maker Novavax to chop workforce, expenses

CBS Baltimore (Health) 5/9 3:48A CBS Baltimore
Maryland-based Novavax is cutting about a quarter of its workforce as the COVID-19 vaccine maker seeks to slash expenses while dealing with uncertain future revenue. The company said Tuesday that it expects to trim next year's costs for research...
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