| Nov 4, 2013
| 6:13 PM
Pediatricians who presume their patients will get vaccinations are more likely to have parents choose the shots for their babies, and the doctors who pushed their recommendations often got resistant parents to change their minds, researchers said.
| Nov 8, 2013
| 1:46 PM
BEIRUT – An outbreak of polio among children in war-torn Syria has prompted a mass immunization campaign that aims to vaccinate 20 million children in seven Middle Eastern nations and territories, the United Nations and the World Health Organization...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:10 PM
KABUL, Afghanistan — In a harsh indictment of the Western-funded drug eradication effort in Afghanistan, the United Nations on Wednesday reported an increase of nearly 50% in the 2013 opium harvest, with land used for cultivation reaching an all-...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 2:08 PM
USC chemistry professor Arieh Warshel can thank curiosity and weak computers for the Nobel prize in chemistry he won Wednesday.
To figure out the blazingly fast chemical ballet performed by the body’s proteins, Warshel had to form questions that...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 11:22 AM
If UCLA cornerback Marcus Rios had his druthers, he would be in the lineup Saturday against California.
Caution, though, is the word.
Rios spent the past year battling a fungal virus in his sinus that nearly killed him. He returned to the Bruins in...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 11:25 PM
Now comes the heavy lifting.
UCLA scraped off California on Saturday night. It took a little more effort than many thought would be necessary, and the Bruins went through some sluggish gyrations.
In the end, quarterback Brett Hundley and the Bruins...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 5:38 PM
Effective this influenza season, healthcare workers in Los Angeles County will be required to receive immunizations against influenza or wear a protective mask while in contact with patients.
In an order issued by Public Health director Dr. Jonathan...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 10:39 AM
MEXICO CITY -- Ouch.
That is how chagrined Mexicans were reacting Wednesday to the latest twist in their sometimes-beloved (but not so much lately) national soccer team’s torturous efforts to reach the World Cup.
First, the humiliation.
| Oct 15, 2013
| 1:49 PM
A quirky habit of German insomniacs and "chill-out" music fans has come to world attention thanks to the U.S. government shutdown.
"Space Night," a nearly 20-year-old late-night broadcast by Bavarian Television, provides a music-sharing platform against...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 11:37 AM
The Islamic world's annual pilgrimage to Mecca came to an orderly and peaceful conclusion Tuesday, with less than half as many Muslims taking part in the hajj this year due to fears that a Middle East-based respiratory illness could spread among the...
| Oct 17, 2013
The Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-19 killed 583,135 Americans, according to public health authorities at the time.
Although we no longer suffer such a high rate of flu deaths, during a non-pandemic season, flu still kills on average thousands each year...