| Jan 6, 2014
| 6:00 AM
RIO BRANCO, Brazil — Dr. Alberto Asael Reyes speaks Portuguese carefully when talking to his patients. He arrived in the Amazon region only recently from Cuba, and his accent remains strong. But in an area where there has long been no available...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:07 PM
An Oregon Medicaid expansion program found that low-income adults who were covered by government health insurance had visited hospital emergency rooms 40% more often than other adults.
The study, published online Thursday in the journal Science, comes...
| Jan 8, 2014
Jan. 8 marks the 50th anniversary of legislation launching America's War on Poverty. The story of that war is often told with a sort of reverse Hollywood ending: oversimplified and wrapped up neatly as a failure. No one can claim that the war on poverty...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 9:12 PM
Despite a statewide drop in reported influenza cases, Los Angeles hospitals are preparing for this year's season to worsen in the coming weeks, fearful of the deadly H1N1 "swine flu" virus strain that is to blame for most of this year's flu deaths.
| Jan 3, 2014
| 2:30 PM
It's a real heavyweight on the diet scene these days: intermittent fasting, a.k.a. IF (having ascended to heights where mere initials are enough). True, a fasting diet may not sound as appealing as, say, a cookie diet or a chocolate diet or a beer diet,...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 3:00 AM
SAN FRANCISCO — Tom Ammiano used to tell a joke about blood.
This was in the early 1980s, years before he became a politician, and AIDS was just beginning to terrorize San Francisco. Ammiano, then a gay activist and stand-up comic, riffed off...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:00 PM
A 26-year-old man accused of fatally burning his mother pleaded not guilty Thursday in a San Fernando courtroom to murder, torture, aggravated mayhem and other charges.
Prosecutors allege Phillip Chang attacked his sleeping mother in her bedroom in...
| Dec 18, 2013
Michael Steinberg became SAC Capital Advisors' longest-serving manager to be convicted of insider trading in a government victory that may increase pressure on his former colleague Mathew Martoma to cooperate in the U.S. investigation of founder Steven A....
| Dec 17, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Generic Viagra will hit the market more than two years earlier than expected under a settlement reached by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. and the maker of the impotence drug, Pfizer Inc.
Teva can enter the market on Dec. 11, 2017, and will pay...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 1:48 PM
This is your heart on an energy drink, and it’s contracting significantly faster than it was before you opened that can full of liquid stimulant.
So says a team of cardiac radiologists who were concerned about adverse side effects from energy...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Scientists know that the best way to make a vodka martini is to mix the ingredients with a thin wooden spoon -- it combines the ingredients effectively without raising the drink’s temperature the way a metal stirrer would. So why would James Bond,...