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Substance Abuse (INACTIVE)

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  • Heavy drinking in middle age speeds cognitive decline, study finds

    Heavy drinking in middle age speeds cognitive decline, study finds
    Middle-aged men who consume an average of more than 2½ alcoholic drinks per day accelerate the rate at which their memories decline by almost six years over a 10-year span, says a new study. And while a higher consumption of spirits such as vodka, gin,...
  • Phil Everly dies at 74; half of vocal duo the Everly Brothers

    Phil Everly dies at 74; half of vocal duo the Everly Brothers
    Phil Everly, who with his brother, Don, made up the most revered vocal duo of the rock-music era, their exquisite harmonies profoundly influencing the Beatles, the Beach Boys, the Byrds and countless younger-generation rock, folk and country singers,...
  • Review: Mike Tyson weaves and bobs around 'Undisputed Truth'

    Review: Mike Tyson weaves and bobs around 'Undisputed Truth'
    No one will ever accuse Mike Tyson of leading an unexamined life. With a Cannes-debuted documentary, a six-part Fox Sports miniseries, a one-man Broadway show and now a "tell-all" memoir, the former heavyweight champion has been self-chronicled within...
  • Survivors of traumatic brain injuries more likely to die young

    Survivors of traumatic brain injuries more likely to die young
    People who suffer traumatic brain injuries face an elevated risk of death from suicide or accidents for years to come, according to a new study based on four decades of data on hundreds of thousand of patients in Sweden. Those who survived the immediate...
  • Learning from the Kelly Thomas case

    Learning from the Kelly Thomas case
    The death of homeless, schizophrenic Kelly Thomas after a beating by two Fullerton police officers was shocking. Anyone who has seen the grainy but graphic 33-minute video of the incident must acknowledge that it is hard to square with the jury's...
  • Hearing postponed for Venice boardwalk hit-and-run suspect

    The suspect accused of using his car to kill an Italian honeymooner and injure 16 people on the Venice Boardwalk in August will have to wait at least another week to learn whether he will stand trial on murder and other charges, a judge ruled Thursday....
  • Door-to-door liquor delivery helps small stores survive

    Door-to-door liquor delivery helps small stores survive
    Mary Michaels keeps a bucket of treats under the counter for people who come in with dogs. She greets customers by first name. A woman walks in the front door just to tell Michaels that she's having a second baby. Michaels owns Almor Wine & Spirits on...
  • New federal rules to keep guns from potentially violent mentally ill

    New federal rules to keep guns from potentially violent mentally ill
    The federal government on Friday announced it had drafted new rules aimed at keeping people who have been involuntarily committed to psychiatric treatment from buying guns. The Department of Health and Human Services said one proposed rule would "remove...
  • L.A. County struggles with issue of felons bolting from probation

    L.A. County struggles with issue of felons bolting from probation
    Peter Azevedo is a hard man to keep on the straight and narrow. Released from state prison in early 2012, he has been in and out of L.A. County jail at least half a dozen times, serving a few days, a few weeks or a few months for skipping out on...
  • Meditation can help with anxiety, pain, depression, study says

    Meditation can help with anxiety, pain, depression, study says
    Mindfulness meditation can help ease anxiety, depression and pain, but scientists found little evidence that meditation helped other conditions including substance abuse or sleep and attention problems. The scientists, reporting Monday in the Journal of...
  • Venice Boardwalk suspect to stand trial on murder, assault charges

    Venice Boardwalk suspect to stand trial on murder, assault charges
    The man accused of using his car to kill an Italian honeymooner and injure 17 people on the Venice Boardwalk in August will stand trial for murder and other charges, a judge ruled Wednesday. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Antonio Barreto Jr....