| Apr 19, 2010
Dr. Mortimer D. Sackler, the psychiatrist who with his brothers bought a small pharmaceutical company and turned it into a major player in the industry by developing the powerful and controversial painkiller OxyContin, died March 24 in Gstaad,...
| 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.
| Dec 26, 2011
Mike didn't talk much. After all, I was a stranger, another one of the guardians in a white coat that kept him imprisoned in the locked ward of St. Elizabeths Hospital in Washington, D.C.
The hospital needed a medical resident to do basic physicals on...
| Feb 7, 2011
| 3:49 PM
A new study finds that one the fastest-growing classes of prescription drugs in the United States is linked to shrinkage in the brains of those who take it, raising some new questions about the widening use of antipsychotic medications.
| Sep 17, 2010
Walter Goldschmidt, an anthropologist and longtime UCLA professor whose studies ranged from California farmers to East African cultures, has died. He was 97.
Goldschmidt died Sept. 1 at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena after a short illness, said...
| Jun 4, 2011
He was known as Dr. Death, a Michigan physician who helped his patients kill themselves.
In doing so, Jack Kevorkian inflamed a nationwide debate in the 1990s over a terminally ill patient's right to die. And he served eight years in prison for second-...
| Mar 4, 2011
John W. Miner, a former Los Angeles County deputy district attorney who was an investigator in the 1962 death of Marilyn Monroe and made headlines in recent years when he revealed the contents of private tapes the actress recorded for her psychiatrist...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 11:35 AM
Ten years after terrorists hijacked four American jetliners and killed nearly 3,000 people, there's growing evidence that people with a previous history of depression, or who have been traumatized before, are far more vulnerable to developing post-...
| Sep 18, 2011
Nobody thought a 12-sided geometric painting by a little-known artist could top a Hockney. The painting, "Vector," has languished in storage for at least 30 years. The painter, Ron Davis, has been living off the grid near Taos, N.M., for almost as long....
| Nov 13, 2011
In just 10 years, Alber Elbaz has succeeded in waking the sleeping beauty that was the French fashion house of Lanvin, giving it a modern identity and a must-have status.
His particular brand of imperfect glamour — fraying lace edges, exposed...
| Dec 5, 2011
Struggling with the black dog of depression? The supplement aisle abounds with options for people seeking a non-medicinal remedy — but figuring out what works and what doesn't can be a challenge for consumers and experts alike.