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A failed anti-rejection drug got a new purpose and a new lease on commercial life Wednesday as the Food and Drug Administration approved the medication fingolimod -- to be marketed as Gilenya -- to slow the progression of disability in multiple...
You've been dumped by a romantic interest you really liked. You've been passed over for a job by a boss you thought admired you. A group of friends is going out together, leaving you out of their plans. This kind of social rejection prompts your brain...
As the advertisement for the antidepressant Cymbalta says, "Depression hurts. Cymbalta can help." Chronic pain hurts too. And the makers of the drug duloxetine -- commercially known as Cymbalta -- argue that Cymbalta can help with that, as well. Chronic...
GreenspaceDays after a vacationing President Obama swam in gulf waters and tasted fish caught off the coast of Florida, scientists with the Natural Resources Defense Council said the gulf oil spill probably still will have far-reaching health effects on both......
L.A. NOWOrange County health officials issued a warning to the public Thursday after a rabid bat was discovered in a residential area of San Juan Capistrano. Anyone who might have had contact with a bat in the vicinity of Village and......
Booster ShotsThe fatty acids DHA and ARA are credited with boosting the IQs of babies who are breast-fed. Both substances are abundant in breast milk, and they help build connections among neurons in the developing brain. So it would stand to......
L.A. UnleashedTAIJI, Japan â Residents of the dolphin-hunting village depicted in Oscar-winning documentary "The Cove" have high mercury levels, likely because of their fondness for dolphin and whale meat, a government lab said Sunday. The levels of mercury...
L.A. UnleashedPETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. â Gina was a playful 2-year-old German shepherd when she went to Iraq as a highly trained bomb-sniffing dog with the military, conducting door-to-door searches and witnessing all sorts of noisy explosions. She returned...
The Fabulous ForumOLYMPIC LEGEND: Of the first two finishers of the 1904 Olympic Marathon, one nearly died due to taking drugs designed to help him win the competition - and that's the one who DIDN'T get disqualified. STATUS: True. In a sports......
Tony Judt, a leading historian of postwar Europe and outspoken political essayist who also wrote movingly about his struggle with Lou Gehrig's disease, has died. He was 62. Judt, who was a history professor at New York University, died Friday at his home...
Pop & HissGentleman Jesse is proof positive that punk and pop need not make uncomfortable bedfellows. The Gentleman (nÃ© Jesse Smith), who will make a rare Southland appearance with his band Wednesday night, got his start plunking bass in the Atlanta garage......
Culture MonsterShould costumes upstage the players of a low-budget romp? Yes, if the romp in question is Charles Ludlamâs âThe Mystery of Irma Vep,â a penny dreadful burlesque requiring a couple of nimble actors and a dresser with the steely nerves......
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