| Jun 27, 2013
| 2:00 PM
For years, Southern chef Paula Deen shamelessly built an audience around high-fat, high-calorie recipes. Never mind the burgeoning obesity epidemic responsible for an increase in such killers as heart disease and diabetes. She was encouraging sticks of...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 3:13 PM
Post-traumatic stress disorder, known as PTSD, is not just a problem for military veterans, sexual assault survivors and other crime victims — it also plagues many stroke victims, according to new research.
The study, published online Wednesday...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 9:50 PM
The family of a man who died after being beaten by Kern County Sheriff's deputies and attacked by a police dog have filed a federal civil rights claim against the officers involved, the department and other agencies, a precursor to a lawsuit.
| May 7, 2013
| 1:25 PM
An estimated 220,000 Americans undergo some type of bariatric surgery each year, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has revealed that he is one of them.
The high-profile Republican – who hasn’t revealed his weight but is estimated to tip the...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 12:04 PM
Why are women more prone to autoimmune diseases like lupus, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis? A new study in mice points to a possible contributor: different types of bacteria that populate our guts.
It goes like this: Different mixes of...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 2:20 PM
There's new fireworks exploding around the plan by New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg — a.k.a. “Nanny Bloomberg” — to ban the sale of sugar-sweetened soft drinks larger than 16 ounces from a broad array of eateries in the...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 12:34 PM
When prosecutors decided to drop a murder charge against professional tennis umpire Lois Goodman, they gave no explanation. But a defense team pathology report by a former New York medical examiner reveals the head wound authorities had portrayed as...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 12:03 PM
Health officials say sales of chewing tobacco and such smokeless products rose sharply in California over the past decade, and they are especially concerned about the increase in use among youths....
| Jun 3, 2013
| 12:23 AM
Los Angeles City Hall gets lit in various colors in support of different causes....
| May 15, 2013
If you've got your health, the cliche goes, you've got just about everything. If you've got public health duties, you're responsible for just about everything from mosquitoes (West Nile carriers) to hygiene (wash your hands for as long as it takes to sing...
| 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,...