Los Angeles Times

Alan Zarembo

Writer

Alan Zarembo is a projects and investigative reporter with a focus on medicine, science and the military. Prior to joining the Los Angeles Times in 2003, he was the Mexico City bureau chief for Newsweek magazine and a freelance journalist based in central Africa. He is graduate of Dartmouth College, a former Knight Fellow at Stanford University and a winner of the Livingston Award for International Reporting.

Recent Articles

  • Risks of twins, triplets may prompt IVF patients to opt for singletons

    Risks of twins, triplets may prompt IVF patients to opt for singletons

    A new study bolsters the argument that fertility doctors should transfer just one embryo at a time when they are trying to help women give birth. Data on 233,850 infants born over a 10-year period show that twins, triplets and other “higher order multiples” are more likely to die prematurely and...

  • Seniors boost number of veterans deemed unemployable

    Seniors boost number of veterans deemed unemployable

    Jack Behunin received welcome news last year from the Department of Veterans Affairs: Due to war-related medical conditions, he was being declared unfit to work, boosting his tax-free monthly disability compensation from $1,850 to $3,000. Not that he had any interest in a job. A World War II veteran...

  • Boyle Heights politics blamed as mariachi-themed 5K is blocked

    Boyle Heights politics blamed as mariachi-themed 5K is blocked

    The organizer of a mariachi-themed fun run said local politics forced him to indefinitely postpone the event. The 5-kilometer run, scheduled for Sunday in Boyle Heights, was supposed to start and finish at the historic Mariachi Plaza, with mariachis playing along the way. But last week, amid dissent...

  • Organizer of mariachi-themed fun run denied permit, blames politics

    Organizer of mariachi-themed fun run denied permit, blames politics

    The organizer of a mariachi-themed fun run said local politics forced him to indefinitely postpone the event. The 5-kilometer run, originally scheduled for Sunday in Boyle Heights, was supposed to start and finish at the historic Mariachi Plaza, with mariachis playing along the way. But on Monday,...

  • More than 125 firefighters worked to extinguish Van Nuys brush fire

    More than 125 firefighters battled a brush fire for more than two hours near Van Nuys before it was contained late Friday afternoon. The fire burned on both sides of Burbank Boulevard, near the intersection with Woodley Avenue. As of 7 p.m. crews were still on scene dealing with hot spots.  ------------...

  • Scientists find a possible biomarker for PTSD in rats

    Scientists have been looking for a blood test or other biological marker for post-traumatic stress disorder, which can be difficult to diagnose. Experimenting in rats, they may have found one. In a study published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, researchers stressed...

  • PTSD continues to afflict Vietnam veterans 40 years after the war

    PTSD continues to afflict Vietnam veterans 40 years after the war

    Four decades after the Vietnam War, 11% of its veterans still suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, according to new research suggesting that for some people it is a condition unlikely to ever go away. The findings, presented Friday at a meeting of the American Psychological Assn., provide...

  • Organ donations on the rise among Latinos at County-USC Medical Center

    Organ donations on the rise among Latinos at County-USC Medical Center

    Latinos who die at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center are donating organs for transplantation at increasing rates, according to a new study. Minorities have long been less willing than whites to donate their organs, a disparity widely attributed to mistrust of the medical system. But among Latino...

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