| 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...
| 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,...
| 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 15, 2013
Would you be willing to share with your employer how much you eat, drink, smoke or exercise? And would you be willing to make lifestyle changes in return for a break on the cost of your health insurance? The University of Minnesota offered such...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Willie Jones examined the plump peaches nestled next to the ripe avocados and grapes at the farmers market in Compton.
"If you look at me, you can tell I need some healthy foods," he said with a chuckle, his button-up shirt taut against his belly....
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Watch your back, "Subway" Jared. Zevia, a Los Angeles maker of sugar-free soda, has found an unlikely spokesman in rapper and kids’ show star Biz Markie.
The goofball hip-hop artist, best known for the 1989 song “Just a Friend” and a...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Building 215 at the West L.A. Veterans Administration medical facility is called the Home for Heroes, and nobody can say the two guys in Room 211 don't qualify.
Bernie Tuvman, 90, and Phil Nadler, 87, have stories ripped from the World War II history...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:13 AM
Ruben Studdard says "American Idol" gave him a career. Now, he wants "The Biggest Loser" to give him a life.
Studdard -- nicknamed "The Velvet Teddy Bear" partly for his girth and his cuddly, cheerful, happy-go-lucky demeanor -- said he is returning...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 4:44 PM
With 78 million American adults in the obese column and showing slim chances of permanently dieting their way out of it, one way of mitigating the public health disaster to come would be to unhook the wagonload of obesity-related ills -- most notably Type...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 2:07 PM
At least 200,000 deaths due to heart disease and stroke can be prevented each year by quitting smoking, controlling blood pressure and cholesterol, and taking aspirin when recommended by a physician, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Louis Tomlinson peered out from behind the door of a hotel suite and aimed a toy Nerf gun down a hallway full of hulking bodyguards. The 21-year-old and his four One Direction bandmates had been cooped up on the second floor of the W Los Angeles all day,...