| Dec 1, 2013
I saw my first AIDS case in 1981, the year the disease was identified. And for most of the time since then, I've conducted laboratory research to better understand the precise mechanisms by which the virus HIV causes AIDS.
Lately, however, I've been...
| Nov 5, 2013
When the 1980 edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (commonly known as the DSM-3) was being prepared, psychiatrist Allen Frances lobbied for the inclusion of a new diagnosis: masochistic personality disorder. His push...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 2:23 PM
The Clippers have become really good talking about defense. They just haven’t been as good at playing defense.
After only five games, it's already become a recurring theme.
That was the case against the Orlando Magic, when the Clippers gave up...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Surely, it’s too early in the season to call this desperation time for the Clippers and Houston Rockets, but both teams probably feel some tension now.
That could lead to an all-out effort by both teams in an early-season November game when they...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
With millions of turkeys thawing and piles of stuffing waiting to be prepared, Thanksgiving is one of the riskiest times of year for food safety.
Bacteria can be lurking anywhere in crowded holiday kitchens, spread by cross contamination or...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 6:26 PM
As Los Angeles County and union negotiators bargained in a building on the grounds of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on Tuesday evening, more than 100 county workers held a candlelight vigil outside the downtown landmark and called on the...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 10:14 AM
The woman whose face became tied to the rocky launch of the Healthcare.gov insurance exchanges has spoken out for the first time, defending herself from a swarm of online attacks.
“I’m here to stand up for myself," said Adriana, who asked...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 6:52 AM
Nearly 80,000 people have signed up for health insurance in California's new exchange, another sign of strong enrollment growth in a crucial state for the Obamacare rollout.
However, one drawback in the new state figures is the high percentage of...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Eating nuts may help you live longer -- and your best bet for a long life is to munch on them regularly, according to a Harvard University study published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
In the largest study of its kind, funded by...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 7:04 PM
Federal environmental officers were sickened by toxic vapors as they toured a south Los Angeles urban oil field whose emissions are blamed by neighbors for a variety of ailments, an EPA official said Friday.
Jared Blumenfeld, U.S. Environmental...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 10:12 AM
All the injuries are starting to become an issue for the Clippers.
It has affected their depth, made them smaller and forced players to play out of position.
Backup small forward Matt Barnes was the first to go down on the three-game trip. He has been...