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  • CDC chief Frieden: Valley fever a 'growing problem' in California

    CDC chief Frieden: Valley fever a 'growing problem' in California
    In an interview with The Times,  U.S. Centers for Disease Control  Director Dr. Thomas Frieden called valley fever "a big and growing problem" that presents "substantial" economic and health costs for Californians. The CDC chief -- along with...
  • Government shuts down HIV/AIDS vaccine trial

    In another major setback for efforts to develop a vaccine to boost immunity to the human immunodeficiency virus, known as HIV, a key clinical trial was ordered shut down this week after an independent panel of safety experts found that participants...
  • Randy Travis hospitalized with viral cardiomyopathy: What is it?

    Randy Travis hospitalized with viral cardiomyopathy: What is it?
    Country music star Randy Travis was hospitalized in Texas on Sunday with viral cardiomyopathy and is listed in critical condition, according to his website. Viral cardiomyopathy is a form of heart disease in which the heart muscle becomes weakened due...
  • Women's brains more likely than men's to respond to crying babies

    Women's brains more likely than men's to respond to crying babies
    WASHINGTON – Why do kids grow up to cry “Mommy” more often than “Daddy”? The National Institutes of Health has an answer: The wailing of a hungry infant is less likely to bother a man than a woman. In an experiment, 18...
  • Government dysfunction, part 1: The unaddressed 'sequester' mess

    Government dysfunction, part 1: The unaddressed 'sequester' mess
    First, members of Congress set a trap that would bite hard if they failed to break the political gridlock and come up with a grand bargain on the budget. Then, having failed, they let the trap spring shut. And now, they continue to blunder and bluster...
  • Genomes provide clues for treating leukemia, endometrial cancers

    Genomes provide clues for treating leukemia, endometrial cancers
    Efforts to sequence the human genome have revealed genetic risk for disease, and taught us about our early ancestors. Now, efforts to sequence the genomes of cancer cells -- to pinpoint the changes that occur in cancer cells' DNA when a person has the...
  • Leonard Apt dies; UCLA pediatric ophthalmologist was 90

    Leonard Apt dies; UCLA pediatric ophthalmologist was 90
    During the first half of the 20th century, pediatricians generally believed that children's eye problems were largely self-corrective — that a child would grow out of his or her crossed eyes or poor vision. But they were wrong. Unless a vision...
  • Boy not mentally competent to stand trial in killing, judge rules

     
    An 11-year-old boy is not mentally competent to stand trial in the stabbing death of his 12-year-old friend, a San Diego juvenile court judge ruled Tuesday....
  • Tony Scott death: Witnesses describe director's bridge jump

     
    Investigators probing the death of “Top Gun” director Tony Scott said they still don’t know why he plunged from the Vincent Thomas Bridge on Sunday....
  • Cudahy bribery scandal: Five apply to replace former mayor

     
    Five people have submitted their names for appointment to the Cudahy City Council for the post that was vacated when Mayor David Silva resigned after being charged with extortion and bribery....
  • Tony Scott death: Private memorial planned as probe continues

     
    A private memorial service is planned this weekend for director Tony Scott as the coroner's office continues to probe his death....