| Jan 2, 2014
| 1:55 PM
Leave it to science to find a way to harsh the mellow of marijuana.
A French research team has discovered a natural chemical brake that can tamp down the effects of THC, the main intoxicant in marijuana. They believe it could lead to ways to protect...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The former UCLA football player glistened with tough, his blade prosthetic a shiny blur as he sprinted into the Rose Bowl.
This popular offensive lineman who lost his leg in a motorcycle accident 16 months ago brought the blue-clad crowd to its feet...
| Nov 9, 2013
Most of the mail that crosses my desk deals with politics, policy and other largely impersonal subjects. Occasionally, readers will tell their own deeply personal stories as a way to inform a discussion. Several did just that in response to Steve Lopez'...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:33 PM
I keep waiting for the news that prosecutors in Pennsylvania have come to their senses and dropped criminal charges against Barbara Mancini.
But so far, that hasn't happened, which means the Philadelphia resident, an emergency room nurse, may soon be on...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 3:09 PM
It should come as no surprise to anyone that Oreo cookies were found to be as addictive as cocaine in a recent study. Our bodies are wired to like sugary, fatty foods, but it's not a habit that can't be kicked, according to New York City Dr. Timothy...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:27 AM
MOSCOW -- Russian investigators said Wednesday that they found drugs and equipment that could be used for spying on board a Greenpeace ship used in a foiled protest against offshore oil and gas drilling in the Arctic.
Additional charges are expected...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:25 PM
"Glee" star Cory Monteith died of mixed drug toxicity, involving intravenous heroin use and ingestion of alcohol, according the final report from the British Columbia Coroners Service issued Wednesday.
The report also ruled the 31-year-old's death...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 1:33 PM
For those who tune in to the British miniseries "A Young Doctor's Notebook," you won't see just a different Jon Hamm. You'll hear a different Jon Hamm — one with a British accent.
So the 42-year-old actor offers this self-effacing warning ahead of...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:22 PM
The Chinese red-headed centipede is one of those creepy-crawlies you might run from. But its venom appears to hold potentially powerful medicine against pain, a group of researchers in Australia and China has found.
Properly distilled and purified,...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 1:51 PM
Shortly before she entered graduate school at Johns Hopkins University in 1970, Candace Pert broke her back in a riding accident. Dulling the pain from her injury with morphine led her to speculate about how the drug exerted its effects on the brain....
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:54 PM
The ad on Craigslist was blunt. It offered drugs for money, just like a street corner dealer.
The seller was hawking Norco, a popular painkiller, for $6.
"Had a left over bottle from a car accident," the anonymous seller posted.
"I'm not the police,...