| May 6, 2013
| 10:54 AM
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is lashing back at Monster Beverage Corp. with his own lawsuit a week after being sued by the Corona energy drink maker.
The root of the legal barbs: Herrera’s attempts to curb caffeine content in Monster...
| May 5, 2013
| 4:22 PM
For more than two decades, Wanda Remo has battled one illness after another. Asthma, chronic lung disease, heart disease, high blood pressure, arthritis, depression, chronic pain, strokes. Specialists treat her lungs, her heart and her joints.
| May 3, 2013
| 3:17 PM
Feeling so stressed you can't concentrate? Try stepping back a moment and thinking about what's important to you.
That's the conclusion of a study published recently in the journal PLOS One that examined the beneficial qualities of self-affirmation in...
| May 2, 2013
| 4:15 PM
The Better Business Bureau wants you to know that it's cleaned up its act in Los Angeles.
The organization reached out to me this week to say that a new operation is up and running after the old BBB of the Southland was expelled in March after years...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 1:26 PM
BOSTON — The parents of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said Saturday they have no immediate plans to travel to the U.S., in part because of the mother’s fears she is also under suspicion.
“They are now thinking...
| Apr 23, 2013
Barbara Butkus bought an airline ticket in November to fly from Palm Springs to Washington, D.C., a month later for a family reunion.
Just to be on the safe side, Butkus, 80, also bought travel insurance while booking her flight through Orbitz, the...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 6:50 PM
Bob Toomajian worked for 16 years as Kaiser Permanente's drug purchasing manager for Southern California, giving him an insider's knowledge of how medications are priced before reaching consumers.
When it comes to patented name-brand drugs, he told me,...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 7:34 AM
NEW DELHI -- The death Thursday of one of the last senior leaders of Cambodia’s brutal Khmer Rouge regime before his trial concluded underscores flaws in the war-crimes tribunal process that threaten to undermine the pursuit of global justice,...
| Feb 2, 2013
You've heard about the "Wheat Belly" diet, right? Well, technically, it doesn't exist.
Dr. William Davis points out that the word "diet" does not appear on either the cover of his bestselling "Wheat Belly" book published in 2011 or on the follow-up,...
| Dec 7, 2012
The Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act makes it illegal to sell a prescription drug for any purpose other than what's listed on the label.
Nevertheless, a divided federal appeals court this week tossed out the conviction of a former drug sales rep who was...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 10:01 AM
When the Stokes Purple sweet potato shows up in markets next week, it's hard to say what will be more intriguing: its look, with dramatically deep purple skin and flesh, its flavor or the mystery of its origins.
It was discovered in the United States...