| Mar 17, 2014
| 2:42 PM
For those who believe in the power of chocolate comes the start of a new study. Researchers will look into whether certain ingredients in dark chocolate can help prevent heart attacks and strokes.
But before you start digging into your stash of...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Alcohol is responsible for about 88,000 deaths in the U.S. each year, according to a new government report on the toll of excessive drinking.
The study, published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, comes as police investigate an...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Patients begin lining up outside Capitol City Family Health Center before the doors open at 7:30 a.m.
The clinic, on a ragged stretch of the boulevard that separates the black and white sections of town, is a refuge for thousands of this old southern...
| 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...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Wedged between a travel agency and a hair salon off one of Monterey Park's busiest streets, Honesty Employment Agency has no English sign.
There one recent afternoon, three young men lounged on black leather couches, chatting in Mandarin about jobs in...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 3:57 PM
My dearest son and daughter,
The story of New Jersey high school student Rachel Canning suing her parents for child support and high school tuition after claiming to have been booted from their home inspired me to write you a little letter.
| Mar 3, 2014
| 9:35 AM
Discouraging news for diabetics who are keen to ward off memory problems and keep their brains in peak condition: New research has found that using medication to aggressively drive down blood pressure or improve lipid levels does not do more than standard...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 10:48 AM
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., obviously is a great adherent of the adage, "If at first you don't succeed, try, try again." On Monday his committee released another attack on Medicaid, one of the linchpins of the Affordable Care Act...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 11:11 AM
Repeated head injuries among professional football players can lead to hormonal dysfunction and decreased quality of life, according to a study published in the Journal of Neurotrauma earlier this month.
The study found 16 of the 68 retired NFL players...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 6:47 PM
Experts are urging doctors to ease up on using medications to control blood pressure in older patients. Rather than aim for a target blood pressure of 140/90 mm Hg, the target will be relaxed slightly to 150/90 mm Hg, according to new guidelines issued...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 4:53 PM
Americans consume too much sugar, and our collective sweet tooth is killing us.
So says a study published Monday by the journal JAMA Internal Medicine. It finds that 71.4% of U.S. adults get more than the recommended 10% of their daily calories from...