| Oct 15, 2010
| 3:28 PM
The makers of the miracle toxin that erases frown lines by paralyzing facial muscles won the Food and Drug Administration's blessing on Friday to market Botox for the prevention of chronic migraine headaches. The FDA's decision expands the potential...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 6:11 PM
Joe McKnight and Braylon Edwards are suddenly out of work, surprising cuts by the New York Jets on Monday.
For McKnight, a backup running back and the team's primary kick returner the last two seasons, it's the latest setback in a tumultuous summer....
| Feb 11, 2008
Sure, orgasms can put a bounce in one's step, but some studies hint they might also be good for one's health.
* Heart: Lots of studies have looked at whether DHEA, a hormone released into the bloodstream during arousal and orgasm, helps keeps arteries...
| Mar 3, 2008
Some people can't stand the word "irregardless." A close friend of mine cannot stand hearing the word "panty" used in the singular.
My pet peeve is the misuse of the words "panic attack."
My cohort of grad school classmates frequently drop the phrase...
| Jun 2, 2008
| 1:52 PM
Here are some drugs that could render users ineligible for individual health insurance, according to underwriting guidelines of several health plans.
Eight of the 20 top-selling prescription drugs, ranked by their 2005 U.S. sales:
| Dec 22, 2007
Ahh, cancer. One learns so much from being diagnosed with a death-sentence disease. Of course, 95% of it is stuff you would rather not know, but that other 5% is downright interesting. For example, "America's Next Top Model" is much more fun to watch when...
| Mar 28, 2010
The Shaking Woman
Or a History of My Nerves
Henry Holt: 224 pp., $23
The shaking began 2 1/2 years after her father died. Siri Hustvedt was giving a talk at the university where he taught in the town in which she had spent a piece of her...
| Apr 26, 2010
Parrot & Olivier in America
Alfred A. Knopf: 386 pp., $26.95
Come to think of it, America is one long picaresque novel. It takes an Australian-born novelist to remind us of this, mired as we are in the great project, democracy....
| Jun 14, 2009
The headline over a science story in The Times this week read, "In a Universe of Wonders, Remembering to Be Awed." That reminded me of a conversation I had when I covered the Showtime Lakers 20 years ago.
Bill Dwyre, the sports editor, summoned me to his...
| Mar 6, 2009
Today's topic: Have California's efforts to legalize and regulate medical marijuana -- including Proposition 215, the 1996 voter initiative -- been successful? Scott Imler and Stephen Gutwillig will finish their discussion on Monday.
| Apr 21, 2011
— The private, videotaped performance of six songs from "Paper Airplane," released last Tuesday, has wrapped and the invited audience has left the main room at Oceanway Studios. Alison Krauss & Union Station are in the midst of the still-photo and...