| Mar 2, 2014
| 8:56 PM
Matthew McConaughey has won the lead actor Oscar for his performance in the drama "Dallas Buyers Club." It was the first Oscar nomination and win for the 44-year-old actor, who lost more than 40 pounds for the movie directed by Jean-Marc Vallée....
| Feb 28, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Doctors Without Borders has been ordered to cease activities in Myanmar, leaving tens of thousands of patients without medical care, the Nobel Prize-winning aid group said Friday.
Doctors Without Borders did not give a reason for the move. But local...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:39 PM
CAIRO — An Egyptian army doctor's recent announcement that the country's military had developed devices that could detect HIV and cure AIDS and hepatitis C has caused a furor of disbelief rather than praise.
The physician, Maj. Gen. Ibrahim...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 4:30 AM
This year's Oscar nominees for makeup and hairstyling worked on three very different movies but they did have one thing in common: a knack for making healthy young actors look significantly closer to death.
Using everything from detailed prosthetics...
| Feb 15, 2014
While recreational marijuana is legal in just two states (for now), 20 states plus the District of Columbia already allow marijuana for medicinal uses, and up to nine other states may soon follow suit. Many patients swear that cannabis helps ease their...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:32 PM
State regulators cited a Bay Area-based adult film company over workplace safety violations, assessing fines of more than $78,000.
Cal-OSHA opened an investigation into San Francisco-based Kink Studios, which runs a network of sites, in August, in...
| Feb 4, 2014
A disturbing new law in Nigeria establishes sweeping restrictions on homosexuality and has already led to dozens of arrests.
Even before the law went into effect, it was illegal to engage in same-sex relations. But the new law goes further,...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:23 PM
Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies conspired to assault a handcuffed jail inmate and struck him with a flashlight before writing reports that falsely claimed he attacked them, according to a federal indictment made public on Friday.
| Jan 28, 2014
| 7:02 AM
A whopping 41% of people who are transgender or gender-nonconforming have attempted suicide sometime in their lives, nearly nine times the national average, according to a sweeping survey released three years ago.
In a new study released Tuesday,...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 11:38 AM
A judge has struck down a ballot measure that would force the city of Los Angeles to launch its own health department separate from the county's.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael P. Linfield ruled Friday that the measure slated for the June...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 8:41 PM
A judge has preemptively struck down a ballot measure that would force the city of Los Angeles to launch its own health department separate from the county's.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael P. Linfield ruled Friday that the measure...