| Aug 18, 2011
At the Prime Time Nutrition store in El Monte, a store that stocks the foods provided monthly to recipients of a federal mother-and-child nutrition program, shoppers can pick up formula and cereal, cheese and bread and other basic groceries. This summer,...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 7:39 PM
In the modern pantheon of the world's dictators, Moammar Kadafi stood apart. Far apart.
Erratic and mercurial, he fancied himself a political philosopher, practiced an unorthodox and deadly diplomacy, and cut a sometimes cartoonish figure in flowing...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Reese Witherspoon pregnant: Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth are expecting their first child together. Chance for a crazy baby name? Sigh. Probably not....
| Mar 26, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Jenna Talackova has been disqualified from Miss Universe Canada for being transgender. Jenna Talackova, when asked if she considers herself a woman or a transgender, said "I regard myself as a woman -- with a history."...
| Mar 8, 2012
| 4:39 PM
Cecile Richards: Jon Stewart talks to Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards about birth control, abortion, and the revived culture wars....
| Aug 16, 2011
| 5:13 PM
This post has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details.
African American women have higher rates of a type of breast cancer that isn't dependent for growth on the hormones estrogen or progesterone. They also have a higher rate of childbearing...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 5:24 PM
Pregnant women who take valproate sodium, a widely used psychiatric and epilepsy medication (sold under the commercial names Depakote, Depakene and Depacon) run a higher risk than women who take other anti-seizure drugs that the child exposed in utero...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 4:59 PM
In a finding suggesting powerful psychiatric benefits for a component of fish oil, a study published Wednesday has linked military suicides to low levels of docosahexaenoic acid and found that service personnel with higher levels of DHA in their blood...
| Jan 15, 2011
| 9:00 AM
Each week on NBC's "The Biggest Loser," host Alison Sweeney puts contestants through grueling physical challenges, issues beguiling calorie-rich temptations and then weighs them on a scale to determine whether their punishing gym sessions are paying off....
| Sep 26, 2010
A dozen years ago, my editor at the Los Angeles Times asked if I wanted to interview novelist Mary Gordon, who was in Los Angeles on a book tour. Enormously pregnant, I said yes, partly because I love Mary Gordon and partly because her hotel was two...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 4:37 PM
A Humboldt County mother whose 6-week-old baby son died after ingesting methamphetamine-tainted breast milk has been sentenced to six years in prison. Maggie Jean Wortman denied that her drug use caused her son’s death, suggesting instead that...