| Mar 26, 2014
| 2:43 PM
The Lakers are off on a two-game trip to Milwaukee and Minnesota, but center/forward Pau Gasol remains in Los Angeles, recovering from vertigo.
The Lakers will visit the Bucks (13-58) on Thursday and the Timberwolves (34-35) on Friday. Gasol is...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 5:27 PM
Between vaccine refusal, drug resistant strains of bacteria, and the growing ranks of the immuno-compromised, it sometimes seems that we humans are losing our brief moment of superiority in the unending arms race against pathogens. But a new technique has...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 5:26 PM
Take a deep breath, meditation enthusiasts: A new study finds that research on mindfulness meditation has yielded moderate evidence that the practice can reduce anxiety, depressive symptoms and pain, but little to no evidence that it can reduce...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 1:31 PM
Two relatives of a UC Berkeley student with measles have also contracted the disease, Bay Area health officials said Friday.
The relatives, identified only as men in their 20s and 30s, voluntarily quarantined in their Contra Costa County homes after the...
| Feb 27, 2014
The state of California issued an advisory on measles last week. Though only about a dozen cases have been reported so far, many more people have been exposed to the virus. In the Bay Area, thousands were warned to watch for signs of the disease after a...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 1:12 PM
The company that produces some Uncle Ben's rice products has issued a recall of specific flavors after the rice was linked to complaints of rashes and flushing in Texas.
Children and teachers at three schools in Houston reported the symptoms, which...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:00 PM
The numbers are staggering: Almost 7% of the U.S. adult population — about 17.6 million people — is diagnosed with depression, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 9:57 AM
Subway is known for that distinct smell of fresh baked bread. But the sandwich chain is making a big change to its signature bread recipe. Subway announced Wednesday it will stop using a chemical commonly found in shoe rubber and yoga mats in its bread. ...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:51 PM
Chinese health authorities have identified a brand-new type of bird flu that killed an elderly woman in November and infected at least one other person in January.
That trend prompted the experts to call for stepped-up surveillance to track the new...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 7:23 PM
Pfizer Inc., Eli Lilly & Co. and eight other large drug makers will partner with the U.S. government in a $230-million effort to identify new approaches to treat Alzheimer's, diabetes, lupus and arthritis.
Data generated from the work will be made...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 1:43 PM
BAYONNE, N.J. -- At first he thought it was the fish.
Maurice Weizmann, a Montreal businessman on a Royal Caribbean cruise with his wife, started vomiting on the second night of the 10-day voyage after eating dinner and watching a show on the ship...