| 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 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-...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 9:53 AM
Bagged salad could be the cause of the recent cyclospora stomach bug outbreak that has sickened more than 350 people in at least 15 states.
Iowa has reported the most cases of the cyclospora bug, with 143 people falling ill. An investigation by the...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 8:57 PM
WASHINGTON — For years, federal and state governments have struggled to build a background check system that can keep guns out of the hands of mentally troubled people.
Monday's mass shooting at the Navy Yard shows that goal remains elusive.
| Sep 4, 2013
| 12:53 PM
A Long Beach man who is seen on a YouTube video being violently subdued by police has recently shown signs of mental illness, his girlfriend said.
Lee Ann Hernandez told the Los Angeles Times that her boyfriend, Porfirio Santos-Lopez, has recently acted...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Flu researchers Yoshihiro Kawaoka and Ron Fouchier found themselves in the middle of a firestorm when, in 2011, they reported how, in separate experiments, they had created mutant strains of the H5N1 bird flu that were able to pass easily between...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Older chocoholics may have a new excuse to indulge their cravings: The dark stuff not only soothes the soul, but might also sharpen the mind.
In a study published Wednesday in the journal Neurology, researchers reported that chocolate may help...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 3:48 PM
President George W. Bush's successful heart surgery, which involved placement of a stent in a coronary artery, is performed roughly a million times a year nationwide, sometimes without even a night in the hospital, according to cardiologists.
| Jul 17, 2013
| 2:19 PM
The “senior moments” of unreliable memory may be a scientifically valid way to predict Alzheimer’s disease, after all.
Alzheimer’s disease experts gathered at an international conference in Boston this week have a fancy name...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Singer Linda Ronstadt says she has Parkinson’s disease and can no longer sing.
The 67-year-old musician made the disclosure in an AARP Magazine interview posted online Friday.
Ronstadt, an 11-time Grammy winner, said that she was diagnosed...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 5:00 PM
You know you shouldn't have, but you did. You got sunburned. And now you're itching to know what to do about it.
Here are a few tips from Dr. Latanya Benjamin, a pediatric dermatologist at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford University and an...