| Dec 18, 2008
Dr. D. Carleton Gajdusek, the brilliant yet deeply flawed pediatrician, virologist and anthropologist who won the 1976 Nobel Prize in medicine for his identification and description of kuru, the exotic disease of a remote tribe in New Guinea that was...
| Jan 19, 2009
Dr. Donald F. Gleason, the Minnesota pathologist who developed the Gleason score that is now used almost universally in the U.S. to predict the likely outcome of prostate cancer, died Dec. 28 of a heart attack at his home in Edina, Minn. He was 88....
| Feb 9, 2009
At a time when most people are avoiding metals such as lead and mercury, there's a full-out rush among the health-conscious for silver, a metal that is showing up in elixirs and sprays, soaps and toothpastes.
Considered potentially toxic by the...
| Feb 15, 2009
Dr. William Close, a self-proclaimed country doctor who became the personal physician of Zairian President Mobutu Sese Seko and played a key role in halting the 1976 outbreak of the lethal Ebola virus that terrified Zaire and surrounding countries, has...
| Aug 13, 2008
Maybe you've seen the ad showing an empty shopping cart in the middle of the desert. "Soon, many common, everyday products could disappear from grocery store shelves all across California," it warns.
That would be pretty ominous, if it were true....
| Sep 10, 2007
THIRTEEN-MONTH-OLD Solange Dorsainvil plays with toys made from wood and cloth, drinks from a Swiss-made aluminum sippy cup and teethes on kale stems and celery.
Her life is as plastic-free as her mother, Celina Lyons, can make it.
| Sep 15, 2008
It's been four decades since the dawning of the Age of Aquarius, but aging baby boomers haven't stopped turning on. The federal government's National Survey on Drug Use and Health, released earlier this month, finds that as boomers move into their 50s...
| Apr 4, 2008
As the catalyst for the call to halt U.S. government funding of AIDS vaccine research, I was somewhat dismayed by The Times' recent editorial, "Revamping AIDS vaccine research,” which took issue with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation's position without...
| Apr 11, 2008
The doctors had been after Loretta Ragland for years to keep her diabetes in check. Eat right. Exercise. Lose weight. She'd heard it all time and again.
And ignored it all -- until she heard about Rosalyn.
Roz put off dealing with her diabetes so long,...
| Apr 27, 2008
UCLA's California NanoSystems Institute, or CNSI for short, is the first Los Angeles project by the New York-based architect Rafael Viñoly. It is something of a stealth building. Its broad, low façade, overlooking the Court of Sciences near the southern...
| May 12, 2008
I am 72 years old, and I have begun to not distinguish sounds. Am I going deaf? I must ask people many times to repeat what is said to me in order the grasp the words. Is there any treatment, or is there any device to help me?