| 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...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:56 AM
After an inconclusive autopsy Thursday, the search for the cause of death of pioneering Chicago chef Charlie Trotter continues. But his wife says he did not die as a result of a ruptured brain aneurysm.
That possibility was floated by friends who...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:24 PM
A 26-year-old Reseda man accused of fatally burning his mother was ordered to stand trial Monday afternoon at the San Fernando courthouse.
There was “overwhelming evidence" to try Phillip Chang on charges alleging that he attacked his sleeping...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 5:44 PM
So your body mass index says you're obese, but you don't have "pre-diabetes" - a mix of factors such as hypertension, high cholesterol and high glucose levels that indicates you're on the road to metabolic illness. And you're thinking you've beaten the...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 4:12 PM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan on Saturday released a top Afghan Taliban official who Afghan officials believe could nudge Islamist militants to the bargaining table and help hammer out a political solution after more than a decade of war....
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:22 PM
The Chinese red-headed centipede is one of those creepy-crawlies you might run from. But its venom appears to hold potentially powerful medicine against pain, a group of researchers in Australia and China has found.
Properly distilled and purified,...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Older and sicker Californians are likely to be first in line for guaranteed health coverage as the state's new insurance market opens Tuesday as part of the landmark healthcare law.
Like shoppers queuing up for bargains on Black Friday, people such as...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:24 PM
Treating low testosterone may be all the rage these days among men of a certain age. But men bothered by a midlife dip in energy and sex drive may want to think twice about bumping up their "low T" with a testosterone supplement, a new study says.
| Oct 9, 2013
| 5:55 PM
Having a stroke, or even a transient ischemic attack (a TIA, often called a "mini-stroke") can be a costly watershed in a person's life. Statistically, it deducts years from patients' lives. But it claims another toll too: in quality of life after the...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 4:45 PM
You might think from reading the medical news these days that our voracious appetite for food, drugs and sex is a bad thing. That neglects clear evidence that the powerful and reliable impulse to do things that make us feel good has been essential to...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Could a spring-loaded fly swatter save NFL football players and Iraq war veterans from the effects of concussions and traumatic brain injuries?
Before you shrug off that question, geneticist Barry Ganetzky at the University of Wisconsin-Madison...