| Apr 22, 2014
| 7:14 PM
Howard Askins grew up in New York, the son of blue-collar transit authority employees who expected him to go far, and he did. His first stop was Brown University, and then he was off to Harvard, where he earned both medical and law degrees before moving...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 5:25 PM
Visibility was 10 miles and the morning sun had pushed the temperature close to 90 as Danny Joe Hall guided his mile-long Union Pacific freight train east through the grasslands of the Oklahoma Panhandle.
Near the farming town of Goodwell, federal...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 4:15 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Medical marijuana dispensaries in California would have to get state Public Health Department licenses, and doctors who recommend pot would face new standards for examining patients under legislation supported Monday by a state Senate panel....
| Apr 14, 2014
| 1:48 PM
This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.
After dropping a campaign to create a city of Los Angeles health department separate from the county's, AIDS healthcare advocates instead petitioned election officials Monday to let...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 3:45 PM
Maria Rodale is the third generation to lead Rodale Inc., the independent publisher of health and environmental books and magazines in Pennsylvania. Her grandfather started Organic Gardening Magazine, and she is a longtime organic advocate but says she...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 12:53 PM
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has identified a new health problem related to electronic cigarettes -- the risk that the devices themselves or the liquid nicotine that goes into them will cause injury to eyes, skin or other body parts....
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:49 PM
If you've eaten from a food truck or cart in Los Angeles County, chew on this:
About 40% of the roughly 3,200 food trucks and carts cooking up meals in the area have never been inspected in the field by health officials since letter grades were...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
DENVER — It was spring break, and Levy Thamba, a 19-year-old college student from Africa, had checked into a fourth-floor hotel room with three of his buddies. They had come from their small college in Wyoming looking for an adventure.
No one is...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 8:41 PM
ALBUQUERQUE — When Wynema and Michael Gonzagowski moved to town about two years ago, family and friends warned them about what they described as the heavy-handed tactics and aggressive attitude of Albuquerque police.
At first the couple brushed...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:52 PM
As NASA plans to send astronauts to an asteroid or even to Mars in the coming decades -- missions that could last well beyond 30 days -- they’re grappling with an ethical dilemma. How do they handle decisions on long-distance space exploration...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 9:17 PM
Turning the Cecil Hotel into homeless housing was supposed to be a quick and innovative way to get skid row residents off the streets.
But a proposal for hundreds of homeless units in the hotel collapsed recently in the face of opposition from...