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  • First trial of LSD as medicine in 40 years shows promise

    First trial of LSD as medicine in 40 years shows promise
    For the first time in more than four decades, the drug lysergic acid diethylamide -- better known as LSD -- has been the experimental adjunct to psychotherapy in a controlled clinical trial approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. And a newly published study on that trial reports that the medication's anti-anxiety effects on patients facing life-threatening illnesses were sizable, sustained -- and free of worrisome side effects.
  • Letters: The case against assisted suicide

    Re "A chilling end-of-life case," Column, Nov. 6 Steve Lopez did not mention why assisted-suicide legislation failed three times in deep-blue California. A broad coalition of disability rights organizations, independent living groups, doctors and...

    Intensive care treatment is often futile and costly, study finds

    Intensive care treatment is often futile and costly, study finds
    Nearly 1 in 5 patients in a hospital's intensive care unit gets care and treatment judged by the physician in charge to be ineffective, needlessly aggressive or pointless given the patient's dire state, a new study says. And the financial costs of that...

    Bring back the 'death panel' bill

    Bring back the 'death panel' bill
    Probably nothing causes members of Congress more unease than having to talk about death. It’s only been four years since healthcare reform became more about whether President Obama wanted to throw mama from a train via “death panels”...

    A transcendent perch in the Silver Lake Hills

    A transcendent perch in the Silver Lake Hills
    Every house is a reflection of its owner. Some owners are just a bit more complicated than others. Tim Tattu is still settling into his new house, designed by Los Angeles architect Tom Marble in the steep hills overlooking the Silver Lake Reservoir. It is...