| Jul 31, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Nova Diabetes Care is recalling up to 62 million glucose test strips that show an incorrect high sugar level reading, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday.
The voluntary recall was announced by the company Friday for products sold as...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 3:48 PM
President George W. Bush's successful heart surgery, which involved placement of a stent in a coronary artery, is performed roughly a million times a year nationwide, sometimes without even a night in the hospital, according to cardiologists.
| Aug 8, 2013
| 6:23 PM
Toyota Motor Corp. has battled hundreds of lawsuits in recent years related to sudden acceleration.
But a landmark trial began Thursday with opening statements in a Los Angeles County Superior Court.
Other litigation has focused on whether there is an...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 7:00 AM
At Alison McKenzie's summer camp, her counselors organize all the usual activities: arts and crafts, dance lessons, Olympics-style competitions. Like at any summer camp, people blossom, lose their fears, find strength they didn't know they had and make...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 2:28 PM
Artwork Jamal once remarked that he not only sang the blues, he lived the blues. Someday, his history of hard luck and ill health may be spun into verse. But the powerful, deep-voiced Los Angeles native will sing no more.
Jamal, 47, died Aug. 6 from...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:53 PM
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced his latest health initiative this week: He’s banning elevators! OK, not really. But he did say he was planning to introduce legislation that would inspire New Yorkers to take the stairs by making staircases...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Breastfeeding is on the rise in the U.S., with 77% of new mothers nursing their newborns and nearly half sticking with it for at least six months, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC’s 2013...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 8:39 AM
Food-focused watchdog group Center for Science in the Public Interest has its hooks in Long John Silver’s, accusing the seafood chain of serving the least healthful meal in the country.
The advocacy group said it ran laboratory tests on the chain&...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 10:14 AM
MADISON, Wis.—A mother and father who prayed instead of seeking medical help as their daughter died in front of them were properly convicted of homicide, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
Eleven-year-old Madeline Kara Neumann died of...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 7:30 AM
ORANGE, Calif. -- When Bridget Reilly and her young son began eating gluten-free, she also began to find grocery shopping a real headache. So many labels to read, so much food her family didn’t really like and she didn’t really like feeding...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Did no one pay attention when David Letterman, forced by a blackmailer to make an adulterous affair public, revealed the secret to handling a personal scandal? You show up, own up and shut up.
Unfortunately, celebrity chef Paula Deen opted for the...