| Oct 8, 2013
| 5:08 PM
After languishing for years in the shadows of psychiatry's definition of adult depression, irritability is finally getting some respect again. It's about damned time, you might say.
A new study has found that people suffering a major depressive...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 3:34 PM
A salmonella outbreak in Foster Farms chicken contains several antibiotic-resistant strains that may explain an unusually high rate of hospitalization.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday that some salmonella strains found in the...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 7:17 PM
Amid a rising number of West Nile virus cases and the first death of the year, San Bernardino County officials issued a warning Friday about the illness, which is spread by mosquitoes.
The name, age and gender of the person who died were not made...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 8:00 AM
You're getting down to booking your airline ticket. Because you checked ahead of time — you did, didn't you? — you know how much you will have to pay if you make a change to your nonrefundable ticket. Then you see a glimmer of hope. The...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:53 PM
California's health insurance exchange vastly overstated the number of online hits it received Tuesday during the rollout of Obamacare.
State officials said the Covered California website got 645,000 hits during the first day of enrollment, far fewer...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:12 PM
Ted Labuza ate sour cream on Tuesday that was two weeks past its due date. And lived to tell the tale.
Dana Gunders went to the market and found fat-free milk in quarts that had no date label; the half-gallon had a “sell-by” date, and...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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The health of the arts in the United States worsened for a fourth straight year during 2011, according to the latest National Arts Index report, released this week by the advocacy group...
| 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...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Patients should not be prescribed long-acting or extended-release opioid pain relievers unless they need daily, round-the-clock treatment of their pain that can’t be managed by any other means, the Food and Drug Administration has told physicians....
| Sep 3, 2013
| 12:33 PM
Organizers of New York's Electric Zoo dance music festival announced Tuesday that they will offer partial refunds after canceling Sunday's final day of performances in light of two drug-related deaths.
The deaths included one 20-year-old woman and a 23-...