| Jul 2, 2013
| 2:07 PM
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...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 9:57 AM
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...
| May 2, 2013
| 5:30 AM
About 11% of Americans over age 12 take an antidepressant, making the drugs the most widely used medication in the United States. And with more than 51 million in-patient surgeries performed annually in the United States, a substantial overlap between the...
| May 7, 2012
| 9:39 PM
Tobacco companies are stepping up their efforts to defeat Proposition 29, the June ballot measure that would hike cigarette taxes by $1 per pack. On Friday, the parent companies of Philip Morris USA and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. reported giving......
| Aug 29, 2012
| 3:23 PM
Cedonia Castillo, 81, said she knows salt and sugar are bad for her health. But the Boyle Heights resident, who has diabetes, heart disease and hypertension, said she doesn't know what food to avoid. So when she heard that a dietician from White...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 9:35 PM
L.A.County residents can receive free, hands-only CPR training at 80 locations on Thursday....
| May 30, 2012
| 4:40 PM
A proposed $1-per-pack tax increase on cigarettes remains highly popular among California voters, but they are split over whether to change the state’s 22-year-old term limits law, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll. The two...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 2:46 PM
Irony is the main entrée in the news this week: An unofficial spokesman for the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas died of a heart attack Monday. John Alleman, 52, who scoffed at healthy heart warnings by waving in customers outside the downtown eatery while...
| Feb 17, 2013
Robert Reid frequently gets sick when he travels. He has suffered dehydration, heat exhaustion, food poisoning and bronchitis. "I thought I was dying when I had several days of bronchitis in Vietnam," said Reid, the U.S. Lonely Planet editor. "Same for...
| Apr 14, 2013
| 10:29 AM
We’ve all been through hurtful breakups. But in the age of social media, they can be even more painful, what with the kissy Facebook picture posts and sappy love statuses forever reminding you of your defunct relationship.
Enter KillSwitch. The...
| May 5, 2011
In a downtown parking lot sits one of the most impressive things that Jamie Oliver, the chef-activist-TV personality, has brought to Los Angeles for his "Food Revolution" television show: a red-and-khaki-striped big rig tricked out as a traveling...