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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | April 5, 2011
Dr. John J. Gibbs, a retired Food and Drug Administration research chemist, died of complications of a brain disorder, frontotemporal degeneration, March 27 at St. Catherine's Nursing Center in Emmitsburg. The former Timonium resident was 73. Born in Troy, N.Y., he was the son of Donald C. Gibbs and the former Mary Loretta McBride. He lived on Mount Royal Avenue in Baltimore and earned a chemistry degree at the College of William and Mary, where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
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By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2014
When Samantha Kuczynski contemplated the biggest dietary problem in her lunch recently, she didn't point to the chicken wrap sandwich or the french fries. It was the dollop of ketchup that caught the eye of the 24-year-old Center Stage props artisan, who was eating outside recently. The World Health Organization has identified "hidden" sugars in processed foods as a major threat to people's weight and teeth - the condiment contains about a teaspoon of sugar in every tablespoon - and the agency proposed earlier this month that people limit the sweetener to just six teaspoons daily.
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NEWS
November 27, 1996
LOVE HIM or hate him -- and there are plenty of people in each category -- Dr. David Kessler departs after six years as head of the Food and Drug Administration with an enviable record of accomplishment. When he arrived at the agency, it was widely regarded as a paper tiger, a bureaucracy weighed down by lethargy and red tape. No one can say that now.The FDA is a significant player in the important debates about public health. In many cases, such as restrictions on children's access to cigarettes, it has sparked the debate.
HEALTH
Patrick Maynard and The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2013
After her melanoma, Cheryl Stratos is mostly back to a normal life, running a business and driving her teenage son to weekend events, but there are reminders that it could all come back: The sores all over her body, the high fevers, the hair loss -- even the possibility of a suddenly shortened life. For Stratos, of Virginia, and others who have benefitted from a class of revolutionary anti-cancer drugs known as BRAF mutation inhibitors, another tool in the fight against relapse has just been sharpened: Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline received FDA approval Wednesday for a new cocktail that includes a BRAF-targeting component.
HEALTH
By Meredith Cohn, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2014
When Samantha Kuczynski contemplated the biggest dietary problem in her lunch recently, she didn't point to the chicken wrap sandwich or the french fries. It was the dollop of ketchup that caught the eye of the 24-year-old Center Stage props artisan, who was eating outside recently. The World Health Organization has identified "hidden" sugars in processed foods as a major threat to people's weight and teeth - the condiment contains about a teaspoon of sugar in every tablespoon - and the agency proposed earlier this month that people limit the sweetener to just six teaspoons daily.
HEALTH
Patrick Maynard and The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2013
After her melanoma, Cheryl Stratos is mostly back to a normal life, running a business and driving her teenage son to weekend events, but there are reminders that it could all come back: The sores all over her body, the high fevers, the hair loss -- even the possibility of a suddenly shortened life. For Stratos, of Virginia, and others who have benefitted from a class of revolutionary anti-cancer drugs known as BRAF mutation inhibitors, another tool in the fight against relapse has just been sharpened: Drug maker GlaxoSmithKline received FDA approval Wednesday for a new cocktail that includes a BRAF-targeting component.
FEATURES
By ROB KASPER | June 21, 1992
To eat the crab mustard, or not to eat the crab mustard, that was the question.Recently I struggled with this uncertainty. I pondered which parts of the crab I wanted to eat, and which parts I didn't.I didn't think about it too long. A half-dozen soft crabs, soon to be known as supper, were sitting on the kitchen counter. It was my job to clean them, to prepare them for cooking by snipping off unwanted parts.I removed the underside of the crab called its apron. I opened it up and removed the gills or "devil's fingers."
NEWS
December 22, 2006
Did you know?--One in 1,000 Americans develops blood clots, or deep vein thrombosis, after traveling on long flights each year. - Food and Drug Administration
BUSINESS
By Jamie Smith Hopkins, The Baltimore Sun | January 4, 2014
The air is alive with perhaps a dozen sweet scents at Kahuna Vapor in Ellicott City, customers adding to the aroma with every vaporous exhalation. They're not smoking. They're "vaping" - using a battery-powered electronic cigarette that heats flavored liquid nicotine into a vapor users can inhale. Such stores are popping up fast nationwide, quadrupling in the last year alone to about 3,000, according to an estimate by the Smoke Free Alternatives Trade Association. Kahuna Vapor, one of at least three to open locally in the last two months, opened a storefront soon after starting as an online business making local deliveries.
NEWS
November 10, 2004
To make the brine for Patrick O'Connell's Spruced-Up Turkey recipe that ran in Taste last week, only loose sassafras tea should be used. The bark of sassafras root as a food additive is banned by the Food and Drug Administration.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | April 5, 2011
Dr. John J. Gibbs, a retired Food and Drug Administration research chemist, died of complications of a brain disorder, frontotemporal degeneration, March 27 at St. Catherine's Nursing Center in Emmitsburg. The former Timonium resident was 73. Born in Troy, N.Y., he was the son of Donald C. Gibbs and the former Mary Loretta McBride. He lived on Mount Royal Avenue in Baltimore and earned a chemistry degree at the College of William and Mary, where he was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.
NEWS
November 27, 1996
LOVE HIM or hate him -- and there are plenty of people in each category -- Dr. David Kessler departs after six years as head of the Food and Drug Administration with an enviable record of accomplishment. When he arrived at the agency, it was widely regarded as a paper tiger, a bureaucracy weighed down by lethargy and red tape. No one can say that now.The FDA is a significant player in the important debates about public health. In many cases, such as restrictions on children's access to cigarettes, it has sparked the debate.
NEWS
September 19, 1997
In an article Wednesday, the Associated Press incorrectly reported that researchers had given breast implants a clean bill of health regarding diseases other than breast cancer. Food and Drug Administration scientist S. Lori Brown said researchers have found some slight evidence linking implants to connective tissue disease.The Sun regrets the error.Pub Date: 9/19/97
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