| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:48 PM
People who spoke two languages developed dementia 4 1/2 years later than those who spoke just one -- even in people who were illiterate, said scientists who reviewed the records of hundreds of dementia patients.
The study is the largest to date to...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:37 PM
A brain-injury claim by former National Football League player Tony Dorsett was thrown out by a California workers' compensation panel just months before he was diagnosed with early signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a debilitating condition...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:02 PM
Among the many vital roles that sleep plays in our lives, our nightly rest may give us the chance to take out the cerebral trash, says a new study.
No, we're not talking about some kind of Ambien-induced sleep-housework. We're talking about the...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:43 PM
Andy Pafko, 92, a former Brooklyn Dodger outfielder who famously watched Bobby Thomson's "Shot Heard 'Round the World" sail over the left-field wall of the Polo Grounds during the 1951 National League playoffs, died Tuesday at a nursing home in...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 1:45 PM
In the rococo mid-'70s, my father and his three sons would gather around our black-and-white TV and watch World Wide Wrestling matches on Saturday afternoons. We were entranced by the long-running tag-team feud between "baby faces" — good guys...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 9:30 AM
The Los Angeles Public Library has been obsessing over “Moby Dick” lately, with celebrity readings, discussions, scientific studies, family days, film screenings and whatnot.
Its “Whatever Happened to Moby Dick?” will now wind...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 4:00 PM
My dad was still alive when my stepmother, Carla, called to tell me she was thinking of going on a date with another man. "Do you think it would be all right?" she asked. And then she burst into tears.
Since my father's diagnosis with early-onset...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 4:12 PM
SAN DIEGO - A 69-year-old Oceanside man accused of killing his wife and then cooking her body parts has died of cancer before trial.
Frederick Joseph Hengl, who had pleaded not guilty, died in the jail infirmary, the district attorney's office said...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 6:00 AM
When it comes to making boneheaded choices, teenagers usually win society's award for overall poor decision-making.
Yet a study published recently in the journal PNAS suggests that our ability to make wise choices changes over time, and actually...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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| Oct 8, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Football is a violent game, even its fans must admit, and might celebrate.
There are parts of it that aren't violent, of course — the throwing and catching and running. But they are accompanied, and made possible, by the smashing and hitting and...