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LONDON -- Two videos were released Monday showing Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousufzai speaking publicly for the first time since she was shot by the Taliban in October for campaigning for female education. The first, recorded by a public relations...
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L.A. NOWChildren’s Hospital Los Angeles has received an $11-million gift from the estate of an Oscar-winning filmmaker and his wife. The gift from Billy and Audrey Wilder will be used to create an endowed chair of the Division of Neurosurgery, which......
Dr. Paul H. Crandall, a UCLA neurosurgeon who pioneered now widely used techniques for diagnosing the source of epileptic seizures in the brain and removing the offending cells, died March 15 from complications of pneumonia at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical...
Here's a Hollywood pitch for you: Leading U.S. neurosurgeon started life as a struggling Mexican boy who made it from illegal-immigrant California farmworker to Harvard Med. Not buying it? You should. Dr. Alfredo Quiñones-Hinojosa was that kid and is that...
A world away from the roadside bombs and combat injuries of Iraq and Afghanistan, Americans are suffering the same type of brain injury seen in troops coming home from those war-torn countries. On American roads, at workplaces and on playing fields,...
The premise Neurosurgeons at Seattle Grace Hospital are conducting a clinical trial of a new treatment for patients with "rapidly progressive Alzheimer's disease." Some of the patients in the trial are randomly assigned to receive the experimental drug...
Show TrackerWas it good for you? When last we saw our heroes, House had just lost a patient and had rushed home to excavate hidden Vicodin vials. Cuddy arrives, marches into Houseâs bathroom (why does so much of their relationship take......
L.A. NOWA Riverside jury has awarded an Arizona couple $16.5 million in a medical malpractice lawsuit against a Southern California neurosurgeon. In Riverside Superior Court on Friday, jurors found Christopher Pham negligent in his treatment of Trent Hughes in...
Other conditions Deep brain stimulation for depression and epilepsy is already being tested in large clinical trials, but it has only been tested in a few patients for other conditions such as traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer's disease, obesity,...
Times Staff WriterDr. Robert Iacono, the troubled neurosurgeon who was one of the first practitioners of a radical form of surgery for Parkinson's disease but whose personal behavior derailed his career, has died in a plane crash. He was 55. Iacono was flying alone from...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterCALIFORNIANS who use hands-free cellular devices while driving may be doing themselves a favor in the long run. That's because scientists still can't say with certainty that placing a cellphone against the head is completely safe, especially for heavy...
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