| Oct 8, 2013
Re "Try compassion, not prison," Column, Oct. 6
As Steve Lopez explained, 3,200 mentally ill inmates fill L.A. County jails. Many of them are charged with nonviolent offenses. Many of them are suffering needlessly. The system is inhumane.
| Oct 7, 2013
| 8:55 AM
PESHAWAR, Pakistan – A bomb exploded near a government health center Monday in northwestern Pakistan as anti-polio kits were being distributed, killing two people and wounding at least 12, Pakistani officials said.
The explosion in a suburb of...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 6:46 PM
LIVINGSTON, Calif. — With his company's poultry sales plunging after a salmonella outbreak that has sickened hundreds of consumers, the head of Foster Farms has apologized for the biggest food safety lapse in the family firm's history.
| Oct 20, 2013
I am a gastroenterologist. I research, diagnose and treat digestive disorders. Those disorders include heartburn, also known as acid reflux or, if you really want to scare the customers, gastroesophageal reflux disease. I am also a heartburn sufferer....
| Oct 7, 2013
| 6:17 PM
The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a public health alert Monday afternoon, saying it had linked some raw chicken products produced in California to a salmonella outbreak.
The agency’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said it had...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 5:33 PM
Children who did not get vaccinated against whooping cough contributed to the 2010 outbreak of the illness, when more cases were reported than in any year since 1947, researchers say.
Researchers who looked at the geography of the cases suggest that...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 12:00 PM
If you were to spend much time at the Airport Courthouse, a branch of the Los Angeles County Superior Court located just south of LAX, you would begin to notice lots of yellow and blue. As in yellow shirts and blue pants, the outfits worn by Los Angeles...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 6:02 AM
“The Walking Dead” returned Sunday night with an episode titled “30 Days Without an Accident,” the first installment of season […]...
| Oct 16, 2013
Why did Gov. Jerry Brown bother signing a law to encourage childhood vaccinations if his immediate intent was to undermine it?
With rising numbers of parents succumbing to discredited fears that childhood inoculations cause autism, AB 2109 was...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Fecal transplants are gaining ground as a highly effective treatment for recurrent infection with the intestinal bacteria clostridium difficile. But the "yuck factor" of the procedure continues to deter physicians from offering it to patients who could...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Exercise might work just as well or better than drugs for people with coronary heart disease or recovering from a stroke, according to a review of evidence published Wednesday.
The scientists looked at the outcomes of 305 previous trials with 339,274...