| Nov 6, 2013
| 9:29 PM
Los Angeles County will pay $7.5 million to the formerly homeless mother of a child born at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center who said that negligence by medical staff resulted in brain damage to her baby.
The case was filed on behalf of 1-year-...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:37 PM
The Food and Drug Administration has approved over-the-counter use of an emergency contraceptive called Plan B One-Step for use by all women and girls who can potentially bear children, no matter how young, the agency announced Thursday.
But the move...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 9:28 PM
It's a very rare thing for a legislator to admit that a law he sponsored hasn't worked out as expected. It's even rarer for him to label it "oppressive" and call for its revision.
But that's the case with former California Assemblyman Barry Keene and...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 8:12 AM
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Indian authorities on Wednesday were trying to determine how food served as part of a free school lunch program got tainted with insecticide, leading to the deaths of at least 22 children and the hospitalization of more than...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 10:29 AM
At least 22 children are dead after eating a free school lunch that was tainted with an insecticide at a school in a small village in Bihar, India. More than 30 children remain hospitalized, most in serious condition.
On Tuesday, the children, ages 5 to...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 7:25 AM
An ammonia leak at a South Gate cheese factory sent two workers to the hospital early Tuesday morning, according to authorities.
Los Angeles County firefighters responded to the report of an ammonia leak at 5 a.m. in the 5600 block of East Imperial...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 4:07 PM
The infants who get the rotavirus vaccine aren’t the only ones who benefit. New research shows that older children and even adults were less likely to be hospitalized with the gastrointestinal virus after the vaccine was introduced in the U.S. in...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Dozens of people in five states including California were infected with Hepatitis A after consuming contaminated packages of frozen berries they bought at Costco.
As of Friday, the FDA and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention were...
| May 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
BEIJING — She was a promising student at Beijing's prestigious Tsinghua University, a talented musician who loved to swim and dreamed of studying German and computer science.
But in her sophomore year, Zhu Ling began suffering acute stomach...
| May 10, 2013
| 9:26 PM
A worrisome abdominal pain drove Jalal Afshar to seek treatment last year at healthcare giant Kaiser Permanente.
The Pasadena resident and Kaiser member had lived for years with a rare condition known as Castleman's disease, which affects the lymph...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 11:13 AM
The Trader Joe’s grocery chain has voluntarily ordered the recall of its Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter at its stores nationwide because of potential salmonella contamination....