| Dec 28, 2013
| 5:06 PM
Paris Hundley is protective, very protective, when it comes to her brother, UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley.
"I know he looks like a big and bad football player, but my brother, he's like a cute baby," says Paris, who at 21 is a year older.
| Dec 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Getting to see the doctor before the year is over has been on Dave Holt's mind.
The 52-year-old employment attorney from Tustin says he's been putting off a visit for some time. "I haven't done my annual physical yet," he says. He and his wife also rush...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 8:54 PM
A Southern California pain doctor who was featured in a 2012 Times investigative article on patient overdose deaths was arrested Tuesday on seven counts of illegally prescribing narcotics and other widely abused drugs.
Dr. John Dimowo is charged with...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 3:00 AM
JINAN, China — This squat concrete building was once a chicken coop, but now it's part of a farm with an entirely different kind of livestock — millions of cockroaches.
Inside, squirming masses of the reddish-brown insects dart between...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 12:47 PM
Katie Couric may want to brush up on her reporting skills before she takes on her new role as "global anchor" at Yahoo!, according to a number of critics displeased with a report about the HPV vaccine on her syndicated talk show, "Katie."
In a segment...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 5:39 PM
Women with a higher-than-usual risk for developing breast cancer should consider taking one of two medications approved by the Food and Drug Administration to reduce that risk, a federal panel has concluded. But the medications, which can raise a woman'...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:09 PM
The anti-vaccination movement has long been a public menace. It's responsible for the resurgence of numerous serious diseases that were on the decline, including measles, mumps and whooping cough.
Now the movement has been given a big booster shot by...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 1:41 PM
The number of Americans taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs is set to double under new guidelines unveiled Tuesday by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Assn.
The goal of prescribing statins to as many as 70 million people is...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 10:10 AM
For many women, the end of fertility--and the sharp drop in circulating estrogen and progesterone that comes with it-- is a time of forgotten keys, tip-of-the-tongue moments with names and words, and a malaise that can morph into all-out depression....
| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Two-thirds of patients sick enough to land in a hospital intensive care unit come away from the experience with substantial mental deficits, a new study has found.
The new research, which quantifies a phenomenon long observed by critical-care...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Children who did not get vaccinated against whopping cough are one of the causes of the 2010 outbreak of the illness, when more cases were reported than in any year since 1947, researchers say.
Researchers who looked at the geography of the cases...