| Mar 13, 2011
| 1:53 AM
The number of missing and feared dead in Japan's epic earthquake soared Sunday as a reeling nation struggled to contain an unprecedented nuclear crisis, pluck people in tsunami-inundated areas to safety, quell raging blazes and provide aid to hundreds...
| Mar 16, 2011
The average adult fills about a dozen prescriptions and refills every year; after age 65, they fill more than 30 prescriptions annually. For many people, their local pharmacist may be as familiar as their doctor — and often a lot easier to get...
| Aug 31, 2010
| 3:37 PM
Los Angeles County coroner's officials said Tuesday that Sasha Rodriguez, the 15-year-old girl hospitalized after attending the Electric Daisy Carnival rave in June, died as the result of an overdose of MDMA, a drug commonly known as Ecstasy.
| Oct 31, 2011
| 2:46 PM
Much as he complains about his gray hair and job stress, President Obama seems to be getting healthier as his term grinds along.
Obama's physician reported Monday that the president is in "excellent health."
His cholesterol count is down, his lungs...
| Sep 19, 2011
I am not a jealous man, so my blood pressure did not skyrocket the other day when my wife told me this: "There was this one guy in high school who used to wear T-shirts that showed off his pipes and I drooled over him."
But I'll admit to being a tad...
| Oct 5, 2011
I can't think of a better way to begin this column than to let a fellow pundit get things going. So I'll turn things over to Allene Arthur, who's been writing columns for the Palm Springs Desert Sun for 32 years:
"Fiftieth high school class reunions...
| Oct 17, 2011
My doctor recently suggested that a diminishing number of my white blood cells might signal a serious condition. After eliminating all the usual suspects, he referred me to an oncologist. I wondered whether anyone is ever happy to see the doctor whose...
| Feb 11, 2008
AS they seek to document and demystify one of life's great thrills, scientists have run across some real head-scratchers.
How, for example, can they explain the fact that some men and women who are paralyzed and numb below the waist are able to have...
| May 27, 2009
Robert F. Furchgott, one of three American scientists awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine for their discovery that nitric oxide transmits signals within the human body, died May 19 in Seattle. He was 92.
Furchgott, formerly of the...
| Nov 3, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Alzheimerâs disease is a hereditary condition. About 60% of the risk for the degenerative brain disease is thought to be genetic, based on the results of twin studies. The best known evidence of this is a gene called apolipoprotein E.......
| Nov 18, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Transcendental Meditation has been around for many years and is perhaps the most scientifically tested of all forms of meditation. Two studies presented this week add to the evidence that this form of stress reduction benefits people with heart disease......