| Oct 31, 2010
San Francisco has a way of grabbing hold of its visitors and taking them for an incredible ride, whether they're dangling off the side of a cable car or maneuvering the steep hillside curves of Lombard Street.
But that doesn't mean they want to feel as...
| Oct 30, 2010
Not a short story, not quite a novella — wasn't that a Britney Spears song? — the oxymoronic long short story is an underemployed literary form. (For argument's sake, let's say the long short story ranges from 30 to 60 pages.) F. Scott...
| Jan 18, 2010
In a quest to look younger, be healthier and feel more vital later in life, increasing numbers of men, just like Jeffry Life, are turning to testosterone and human growth hormone. Use of both hormones is controversial. Read on:
Testosterone: "Older men ....
| Sep 1, 2010
Laurent Fignon, the Frenchman who won the Tour de France in 1983 and 1984 and lost to American Greg LeMond in 1989 in the race's closest finish, has died of cancer. He was 50.
Fignon died Tuesday, the French cycling federation announced. Fignon said in...
| Nov 8, 2010
You've heard the claims: Chocolate evokes that loving feeling. Eating fish makes you smarter. Pure carbs calm you down. If you are what you eat, as they say, then it certainly stands to reason that food can influence mood and brain power.
| Nov 13, 2010
Dr. Richard J. Bing, a research cardiologist, composer and author who has been called a "Renaissance man" and "a man for all seasons," died Monday at his home in La Cañada Flintridge. He had celebrated his 101st birthday a month earlier and had been...
| Sep 13, 2010
The best medicine for a longer, healthier life may be the support of family and friends: That's the conclusion of an exhaustive July report looking at studies over three decades on social relationships and mortality.
People with adequate social...
| Oct 28, 2010
Thatched baskets of sticky rice arrive alongside tart pork sausages still sputtering from the pan. Papaya salad follows, the strands of green, unripened fruit stained a murky brown from fermented blue crab paste. At Tom Yum Koong in Westminster, among the...
| Oct 23, 2010
Retired dental surgeon Gene Schklair used to concentrate on giving people a nice smile; now he concentrates on giving art patrons something to smile about.
Schklair gave up cosmetic dentistry to become a full-time sculptor. His whimsical, life-size...
| Oct 22, 2010
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Pity the poor boy--in the United States at least--wedged in the midst of a bevy of sisters. When he's little, he'll certainly be dressed and made up like a doll. He will doubtless spend time cooling his heels at the bathroom door. He'll likely pine for...
| Oct 25, 2010
The FDA has told the makers of the proposed weight-loss drug Lorcaserin that it will not at this time approve the marketing of the medication, citing concerns about its marginal effectiveness and about cancers that occurred at higher-than-usual rates...