| Sep 13, 2012
As medical advances continue to deliver ever-more effective treatments for symptoms and diseases, some doctors say it's time to focus on keeping people from getting sick in the first place. In other words: Prevention needs to be the priority of the...
| Jun 4, 2012
MEXICO CITY — Adolfo Calero, a former Coca-Cola executive who led the largest anti-Sandinista Contra rebel force in 1980s Nicaragua and served as one of its most articulate lobbyists in Washington, has died. He was 80.
Calero died Saturday night in...
| Apr 27, 2012
What's to like about taxes? Most people view them at best as a necessary evil to help pay for robust government services — a public benefit. But cigarette taxes are an anomaly. In their case, the tax itself is a public benefit. Proposition 29, which...
| Dec 30, 2011
Julia Sampson Hayward
Champion tennis player in 1950s
Julia Sampson Hayward, 77, a champion tennis player who won the women's doubles and mixed doubles titles at the 1953 Australian Open, died Tuesday at her home in Newport Beach of complications from a...
| Nov 22, 2011
John G. Smale, a self-effacing but tenacious executive whose brand-management savvy led him to the top of consumer-products giant Procter & Gamble before becoming chairman of General Motors and spearheading efforts to halt its slide toward bankruptcy,...
| Apr 2, 2012
MEXICO CITY —Former Mexican President Miguel de la Madrid, who led the country amid economic meltdown and natural disaster in the 1980s but laid the groundwork for freer markets and political opening, has died. He was 77.
De la Madrid died Sunday...
| May 18, 2010
Reporting from Richmond County, Va.
The June air in the Northern Neck of Virginia was humid and electric, almost delirious. Big blue dragonflies bobbed over the tall grass, and cicadas sputtered in the forest. A thundercloud was waking up in the...
| Nov 17, 2011
| 4:37 PM
A lawyer for hundreds of chronically ill South African gold miners says they were denied health checks for the potentially fatal lung disease silicosis. Attorney Richard Meeran says legal action has been launched in a London court seeking compensation...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Most people who wear distressed denim didn't do the distressing themselves. They bought it that way off the shelf. It's an effect often created with sandblasting, a technique that blasts crystalline silica onto blue jeans using high-pressure machines....
| Jun 22, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Los Angeles County Health Officer and Public Health Director, Jonathan E. Fielding advises people living or working in the Santa Clarita and San Fernando Valleys with heart disease, asthma or other respiratory disease to minimize outdoor activities....
| Mar 30, 2011
| 9:33 PM
A virus that causes respiratory disease in humans has been linked to the deaths of wild mountain gorillas, according to a study conducted by researchers in Africa and two U.S. universities....