| Oct 10, 2013
| 9:57 PM
Wilfried Martens, 77, the resilient Belgian prime minister who led nine governments and deepened Belgium's integration in the European Union, died Wednesday at his home in Lokeren, in East Flanders.
A family statement confirming his death did not...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Watching the brains of former football players at work on a demanding mental task, researchers believe they have identified an early warning sign of concussions' cumulative toll, and the cognitive trouble it may portend.
The study found only modest...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Alice Munro may not, as Carolyn Kellogg reported Sunday, be going to Stockholm in December to pick up her Nobel Prize in literature (“Her health is simply not good enough,” Swedish Academy permanent secretary Peter Englund explained. “...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:25 PM
Heartbreaking, haunting and unexpectedly heartening, "First Cousin Once Removed" is an uncommonly moving documentary portrait of a mind in disarray. Its unblinking look at a once-formidable intelligence descending into the abyss of Alzheimer's succeeds...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Deep-brain stimulation, a technique used for more than a decade to manage the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, may help restore greater function and more natural movement to patients with spinal cord injuries that have left at least a few nerves intact,...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 1:20 PM
People with elevated blood sugar levels – even those not high enough for diabetes or pre-diabetes – are more likely to have memory problems than people with lower levels, a study of 141 people has shown.
The results suggest that people...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:56 PM
As the old TV series used to say, there are a million stories in the naked city. We'll touch on each in just a few sentences.
• Ben Howland coaches UCLA to a regular season Pac-12 basketball title and gets punked by Bruins brass. Vinny...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 10:00 AM
"Cleaver's Destiny" is an earnest but ultimately amateur production on all fronts that misses an opportunity to deal seriously with topics writer-director-star Karl Lentini obviously cares about.
Veterans and homelessness, mental illness and PTSD,...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:33 AM
Merck & Co., the second-largest drug maker by sales, said Tuesday it will lay off 8,500 employees in a strategy overhaul to revamp its research and development efforts.
That's on top of a previous announcement that the Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:33 PM
The Food & Drug Administration on Monday barred the import of any medications made at the premier manufacturing plant of one of the world's largest makers of generic medications, Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd.
The FDA cited Ranbaxy's failure to respond...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 12:45 PM
"Who Asked You?" is Terry McMillan's eighth book, and it is a corker: a long, smooth, Indian-summer cocktail. For all the racy, scandalous pleasures in books such as "Waiting to Exhale" and "How Stella Got Her Groove Back," McMillan is a serious writer,...