| Dec 5, 2011
Struggling with the black dog of depression? The supplement aisle abounds with options for people seeking a non-medicinal remedy — but figuring out what works and what doesn't can be a challenge for consumers and experts alike.
| May 29, 2011
A Tale of Exile and Extremism
Graywolf Press: 246 pp., $23
Deborah Baker, researcher, biographer, author of books on the poet Laura Riding and on the Beats, briefly describes how she chooses her subjects and how she writes...
| Jun 15, 2011
Edward G. 'Ted' Jones
Scientist studied brain anatomy, schizophrenia
Dr. Edward G. "Ted" Jones, 72, a former UC Irvine neuroscientist who was an expert on brain anatomy and the causes of schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders, collapsed and...
| Jun 15, 2011
I picked him up at 10:30 Monday morning. He was waiting on the sidewalk outside his apartment with a cello, a violin, a guitar, a trumpet, a walking stick and a backpack full of music.
"Good morning, Mr. Ayers."
"Good morning, Mr. Lopez."
| Jun 18, 2011
"Wanna buy a song for a dime?" For many startled UCLA students and Sunset Strip sightseers in the 1960s, that was the way Larry "Wild Man" Fischer introduced himself.
Anyone who took him up on his offer was rewarded with a brief, bellowing burst of...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 3:16 PM
In a part homecoming and part farewell, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is expected to return to the House chamber for President Obama's State of the Union speech as she bows out of public life to focus on her recovery.
The Arizona Democrat has left an indelible...
| Jan 30, 2012
If you don't believe in horoscopes, you're in step with science. But that's not the same as saying the season of your birth cannot affect your fate. Hundreds of studies, published in peer-reviewed journals, have suggested that the month a person is born...
| Feb 20, 2012
If you ask Emma Anders about the number five, she'll tell you that it's red. She'll also tell you that five is a mischievous, self-centered brat — like a kid throwing a temper tantrum at a party.
"Two is yellow, three is purple, four is an...
| Feb 12, 2010
| 9:32 PM
Three people were killed, at least three were wounded and a suspect was in custody Friday after a shooting on the campus of the University of Alabama-Huntsville, officials said. "We have three confirmed people who are dead, one injured. The......
| Mar 1, 2010
| 9:32 PM
Early, and then continued, use of marijuana does seem to be associated with an increased risk of psychosis and hallucinations, but allow us to quell some incipient panic. Caveats, after all, are our specialty. Previous studies had found a link......
| Nov 25, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Scientists are moving closer to developing blood tests that can diagnose serious mental disorders, according to a study published this week in the journal Molecular Psychiatry. A consortium of researchers showed they could identify blood biomarkers for...