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  • Coffee as medicine? Japanese scientists show how it helps the heart

    Coffee as medicine? Japanese scientists show how it helps the heart
    The next time you take a coffee break, you might want to consider a triple espresso. The extra caffeine may reduce your risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. A study presented Wednesday at the American Heart Assn.’s Scientific Sessions...
  • Q&A: What are trans fats anyway, and why are they so bad?

    Q&A: What are trans fats anyway, and why are they so bad?
    What is a trans fat, and why is it so dangerous that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants it removed from the food supply? These are just some of the questions on the minds of diners as they digest  Thursday’s FDA action. Although...
  • FDA trans fat ban: Proposal makes clear no amount is safe

    FDA trans fat ban: Proposal makes clear no amount is safe
    The FDA announcement Thursday that it was moving to eliminate added trans fat  from processed food means that microwave popcorn, frozen pizza, refrigerated dough, cookies and ready-to-use frostings are too much of a health risk. Yes, even that coffee...
  • Entrepreneur program helps South L.A. students realize potential

    Entrepreneur program helps South L.A. students realize potential
    The 17-year-old high school senior lives in a neighborhood south of downtown where crime is still high, police sirens are ever-present, and fast-food joints line the block. She rarely leaves the area, never once having been to the beach with her family....
  • James Gandolfini dies: Sudden cardiac arrest, or a heart attack?

    James Gandolfini dies: Sudden cardiac arrest, or a heart attack?
    Actor James Gandolfini’s death at age 51 from an apparent cardiac arrest while in Rome shocked fans and friends alike. But sudden cardiac arrest, a misunderstood term, is all too common, cardiologists say. The "Sopranos" actor was taken from his...
  • Shorter waits for angioplasty do not lower death rates, study says

    Shorter waits for angioplasty do not lower death rates, study says
    An intense nationwide push to speed hospital treatment for heart attack patients has been a success, cutting by 20% the average time people waited before getting their clogged arteries opened between 2005 and 2009. But in a twist cardiologists called...
  • McDonald's offers fruits, veggies in place of value meal fries

    McDonald's offers fruits, veggies in place of value meal fries
    McDonald’s this week said it would offer value menu customers a side of salad, fruit or vegetables as an alternative to French fries in a move that some analysts attributed to an attempt to boost static sales. The arrangement will be set in motion...
  • Bystander CPR linked to improved survival for cardiac arrest victims

    Bystander CPR linked to improved survival for cardiac arrest victims
    A nationwide effort to promote CPR appears to have boosted survival rates for people who went into cardiac arrest in their homes, offices, grocery stores, movie theaters or anywhere else that wasn’t a hospital, new research shows. The data come...
  • Los Angeles City Hall in color

     
    Los Angeles City Hall gets lit in various colors in support of different causes....
  • Long John Silver's, winner of the 'worst restaurant meal in America'

    Long John Silver's, winner of the 'worst restaurant meal in America'
    It may seem difficult to consume two weeks' worth of fat in one day. Now think about eating that much fat in a single meal. But Long John Silver's Big Catch -- "the worst restaurant meal in America" --  manages it, says the Center for Science in the...
  • L.A. Fire Department offering 'sidewalk CPR' lessons Tuesday

    L.A. Fire Department offering 'sidewalk CPR' lessons Tuesday
    The Los Angeles Fire Department is offering 10-minutes lessons Tuesday on how to perform "hands only" CPR. The "sidewalk CPR" event, being held at several locations in L.A., is similar to a program last year, in which the LAFD and other agencies...