| Aug 20, 2013
| 3:58 PM
Almost 1 in 3 American adults is believed to have high blood pressure, which increases the risk of stroke, heart attack, dementia and such non-life-threatening problems such as erectile dysfunction. In principle, the condition is easy to diagnose, and...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 6:46 PM
Robert N. Wold, an innovator in the use of satellite technology for the distribution of television programming, died Saturday in Irvine of complications from dementia, his family said. He was 87.
Born in Minneapolis on Sept. 11, 1925, Wold served in the...
| 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...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 6:14 PM
If you are conscious and making sense of the world, you have your dorsolateral prefrontal cortex to thank. Same, if you can remember a string of numbers long enough to walk into the next room and punch them into a telephone keypad. To visualize a goal and...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Rebecca Solnit's latest book, "The Faraway Nearby" (Viking: 260 pp., $25.95), began with a delivery of 100 pounds of apricots.
"It was like a trumpet blew and said, 'You're entering the world of narrative," the 52-year-old author recalls by phone from...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 4:19 PM
In the 11 years that researchers, physicians and womens' health advocates have been skirmishing over the benefits and risks of hormone replacement therapy, one hope had proved tantalizingly persistent: that newly menopausal women who used the therapy...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 5:09 PM
Ryen Perkins-Gangnes has been a modern dancer for the better part of 10 years, jumping and spinning for a small U.K. troupe known as the Gecko Theatre company. It’s fair to say that “zombie in a Hollywood blockbuster” wasn’t a...
| May 29, 2013
In 2004, with President George W. Bush dead set against stem cell research, California just went ahead and did it. Voters made stem cell research a state constitutional right, and endorsed $3 billion in bond sales for 10 years to cement the deal. CIRM,...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 10:34 AM
The family of football star Junior Seau is suing the National Football League, asserting that he committed suicide because of the brain injuries suffered during his career....
| Feb 6, 2013
| 6:02 AM
When people think of the “Dead Space” franchise, which includes video games, animated films, novels and comic books, they think ......
| Mar 1, 2013
| 10:24 PM
The winners of the 70th annual Pictures of the Year Photojournalism Competition...