| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:59 PM
SACRAMENTO--The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Friday to deny Gov. Jerry Brown's request to delay prison inmate releases marks the latest twist in the state's battle in federal courts over prison overcrowding.
Below are some key dates in the decades-long...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Rick Warren, bestselling author and pastor of an evangelical mega church in Orange County, preached for the first time on Sunday after his son's suicide.
Matthew Warren, 27, shot himself in the head in April following a long struggle with mental...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 12:54 PM
A judge is set to hear Amanda Bynes' appeal of her 14-day involuntary mental health hospitalization this week at a Ventura psychiatric facility.
The actress is being held at a Ventura psychiatric facility for up to 14 days following her detention last...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 5:33 PM
Just in time for the summer cocktail season, there's a research finding that offers a new recipe for excessive alcohol consumption. Let's call this cocktail a Tension Burner and ask the barman to go easy on the dopamine. First ingredient: stress hormones;...
| Jul 28, 2013
| 10:36 AM
The Burbank Police Department’s mental health evaluation team is one of six local law enforcement agencies to be honored for its efforts by the state attorney general.
When established roughly a year ago, the Burbank evaluation team was tasked...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 2:40 PM
A state prison inmate who had participated in the statewide hunger strike has died, apparently by hanging himself in his isolation cell, state corrections officials said Saturday.
The death of the 32-year-old man occurred Monday in the segregation...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 5:54 PM
Comedienne turned Playboy centerfold turned autism advocate Jenny McCarthy may not have a medical degree like Dr. Mehmet Oz. But she has publicly embraced some medical opinions that are even more flimsily supported by scientific evidence than some of...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 7:06 PM
Federal regulators Monday approved a device that analyzes brain activity to help confirm a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, which affects an estimated 3% to 7% of school-age children nationwide.
The device, essentially...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:23 PM
It's a story that is captivating people on both sides of the Atlantic.
On Feb. 28, the Desert Sun newspaper reported, a man was discovered unconscious in a Motel 6 in Palm Springs. He was taken to the hospital, where he awoke in the emergency room. ...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 3:30 PM
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Visiting with a group of recovering addicts in a Brazilian hospital Wednesday night, Pope Francis criticized the regional push to legalize drugs, saying society must instead tackle root causes of substance abuse such as the lack of...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 4:25 PM
L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca has no medical background, but he is the de facto administrator of what he calls "the nation's largest mental hospital."
"This is the system," he said, drawing a box on a piece of paper in his Monterey Park office last week....