| Jan 7, 2012
| 6:31 PM
The fireworks at Disneyland had ended. It was past closing time and the crowds were pouring out the gates, but we lingered.
Layla Alshawi, the 63-year-old mother of our friends, didn't want to leave. She hugged a light pole, joking that we would have...
| Jan 18, 2012
Wylie W. Vale Jr., a professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla and an internationally renowned expert on brain hormones who led a team of Salk researchers that discovered the brain hormone that triggers the body's reaction to...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 4:44 PM
Eighteen months after they have returned from a war zone, soldiers bear an unmistakable sign of emotional trauma deep inside their brains. But in most, a key node of the brain's fear circuitry returns to normal, perhaps keeping mental illness such as...
| Jun 17, 2011
| 4:23 PM
If you've had it, you would know. Chronic itchiness -- often the result of skin conditions such as psoriasis, eczema or allergies -- disrupts sleep, dims pleasure and limits activities. Just as much as chronic pain does.
Now it's official: A study...
| May 3, 2011
| 12:35 PM
Civilians who don the uniform and march into war carrying the psychological burden of previous trauma -- or of afflictions such as depression or anxiety disorder -- are far more likely than their mentally healthy comrades to suffer battle-related...
| May 5, 2011
| 4:00 PM
The rupture of a brain aneurysm is a relatively rare event but, as it causes bleeding in the brain, that event is a potentially devastating one. Now researchers have attempted to identify possible triggers for such ruptures, also known as hemorrhagic...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 12:44 PM
For those lucky enough to have the first signs of a stroke recognized by friends or family, things often get very quiet very quickly as 911 calls are made, gurneys are wheeled in and tests are conducted. University of California Irvine neuroscientist...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 4:59 PM
In a finding suggesting powerful psychiatric benefits for a component of fish oil, a study published Wednesday has linked military suicides to low levels of docosahexaenoic acid and found that service personnel with higher levels of DHA in their blood...
| Jan 15, 2011
| 9:00 AM
Each week on NBC's "The Biggest Loser," host Alison Sweeney puts contestants through grueling physical challenges, issues beguiling calorie-rich temptations and then weighs them on a scale to determine whether their punishing gym sessions are paying off....
| Oct 4, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Fullerton Police Chief Michael Sellers has been granted a second extension to his medical leave and will remain off the job for at least another 60 days, but this time city officials said they will bring in their own physician to examine his claim....
| Oct 25, 2011
| 4:34 PM
About a third of small-business owners say they are concerned about going out of business, according to a new poll from Gallup....