| Nov 24, 2013
In more than 40 years as a pediatrician, I've worked in the military, in a small private practice and in a large multi-specialty group. And I've seen huge changes, both in administrative practices and in treatment protocols.
Many of the changes have...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 5:05 PM
Brittany Murphy's mother, Sharon Murphy, is rejecting a recent claim by her daughter's estranged father that poisoning was a possible cause of the actress' 2009 death.
Angelo Bartoletti, Brittany's biological father, last week made public the results of...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 3:33 PM
Frankie Muniz of "Malcolm in the Middle" fame has suffered another mini-stroke, his second in a little less than a year.
"Almost a year to the day, I experienced another mini stroke," he wrote Monday on Twitter. "Hopefully that will be the last....
| Nov 26, 2013
| 4:26 PM
Apparently, not all pills got the memo about, first, doing no harm. Many formulations of common medications contain high levels of sodium, and a new study finds that people who take those medications are 22% more likely to suffer a non-fatal stroke and...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 3:47 PM
The makers of the proposed weight-loss drug Contrave said this week they have taken a key first step in showing that the medication does not boost the heart and stroke risks of those taking it, and they announced plans to return to the Food and Drug...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 3:06 PM
Los Angeles County's mortality rate dropped 19% between 2001 and 2010, according to a new report from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
Data compiled for the report, which was released Monday, showed that death rates due to coronary...
| Oct 20, 2013
HONOLULU — The giant sandbox known as Waikiki Beach, a sunny two-mile-long strip of paradise, welcomes 4.5 million tourists annually.
There's only one problem: The sand that makes the beach famous has been slipping into the sea for years,...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 10:04 AM
Ariel Castro, the Cleveland bus driver who held three women captive for years before they escaped, committed suicide by hanging in his cell and did not die of autoerotic asphyxiation, consultants to the Ohio prison system determined, according to a report...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 10:02 AM
Visibility shrank to less than half a football field and small-particle pollution soared to a record 40 times higher than an international safety standard in one northern Chinese city as the region entered its high-smog season....
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Does your Halloween costume include decorative contact lenses? If so, the Food and Drug Administration has a warning for you: Make sure you get a prescription from an optometrist or other eye care professional.
Eyes that are red, purple, cat-like or...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 7:53 PM
Fifteen years after they have weight-loss surgery, almost a third of patients who had Type 2 diabetes at the time they were operated on remain free of the metabolic disorder, a new study says. And six years following such surgery, patients had shaved...