| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:16 AM
Health officials are investigating a possible norovirus outbreak at Stanford University, where more than 50 students fell ill after eating at an undergraduate housing facility.
Stanford officials said this week that the students reported having flu-like...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 1:16 PM
Health experts have some bad news for high school football players: There is no particular type or brand of helmet or mouth guard that will keep you relatively safe from a concussion.
The companies that make helmets and mouth guards often claim that...
| 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...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 11:26 AM
Three decades ago, when so many of his friends were dying of AIDS, Stephen Crohn wondered why he—a gay man whose longtime companion had been one of the first to die from the disease--had managed to avoid it.
Was it just a matter of time before...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 6:08 PM
The rare beaked whale discovered Tuesday night on Venice Beach likely had been dead and decomposing for some time before drifting ashore, a marine mammal specialist said Friday.
The mammal, tentatively identified as a Stejneger's beaked whale, had no...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:57 AM
Police officials missed checking in on Paul Anthony Ciancia "by a matter of minutes" before a deadly shooting rampage occurred at Los Angeles International Airport, the chairman of the U.S. House Homeland Security Committee said Sunday.
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:02 PM
Among the many vital roles that sleep plays in our lives, our nightly rest may give us the chance to take out the cerebral trash, says a new study.
No, we're not talking about some kind of Ambien-induced sleep-housework. We're talking about the...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:22 PM
WASHINGTON — An independent watchdog agency warned Congress on Tuesday that the American military withdrawal from Afghanistan would hinder efforts to monitor dozens of U.S.-financed reconstruction projects, including a hydroelectric dam and health...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 2:04 PM
A little tour of political news:
In Los Angeles, a former aide to City Councilman Jose Huizar filed a lawsuit alleging that he had harassed and punished her when she refused to provide sexual favors. (Not true, the married councilman said; it was a...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Deep-brain stimulation, a technique used for more than a decade to manage the symptoms of Parkinson's disease, may help restore greater function and more natural movement to patients with spinal cord injuries that have left at least a few nerves intact,...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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Reign An envoy (Luke Roberts) tells...