| Oct 8, 2013
| 8:47 AM
The next time the thermometer rises, consider following the example of Victorian women. In summer they would pack lemon verbena leaves in handkerchiefs and get some relief from the heat by inhaling the plant's pleasing perfume.
Or try an updated...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:53 PM
The South Coast Air Quality Management District's top brass faced a frustrated crowd at a town hall meeting Wednesday, during which more than 100 South Los Angeles residents criticized the agency's inability to say whether fumes from an oil field are...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 8:45 PM
FRESNO — A mosquito that can carry dengue and yellow fever has been found in California, prompting intense eradication efforts in the Central Valley and warnings from officials about how to keep the pest from spreading.
"It could change the way we...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Health officials at UC Santa Barbara are on high alert after two students were recently diagnosed with the disease that causes meningitis.
The students have been isolated and are receiving medical treatment, according to the Santa Barbara County...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 2:26 PM
A third UC Santa Barbara student has been diagnosed with the disease that causes meningitis, public health officials announced Thursday.
The first two confirmed cases of meningococcal disease were of male students, the first one of whom fell ill Nov....
| Dec 3, 2013
| 7:12 AM
Officials are suspending fraternity events and parties at UC Santa Barbara after a fourth student was diagnosed with the disease that causes meningitis.
The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department announced the fourth case Monday. All four...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:38 AM
UC Riverside officials are in the process of notifying anyone on campus who may have had contact with a student advisor who was diagnosed with meningitis this past weekend.
A campus spokeswoman confirmed Monday that the advisor has been hospitalized,...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Not that anyone needs one, but here’s another problem for obese people, especially women: They are much more likely to get even occasional migraine headaches.
A study published in Wednesday’s issue of the journal Neurology found that obese...
| 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...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:30 PM
A 15-year-old boy became this year’s first human case of plague in the nation, New Mexico Department of Health officials reported this week
The teenage boy, of Torrance County in central New Mexico, was in a hospital in stable condition, according...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 10:48 AM
Donna keeps her money with Bank of America. She also receives a lot of solicitations from lenders and other financial companies.
Donna wants to know if BofA is sharing her personal information with others and, if so, what she can do to stop it.