| Aug 22, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Nothing gets our attention like pain.
But pain is more than the body’s miniature cattle prod to get us to heed a wound, rest a swollen ankle, or stop eating chili peppers. Pain may be the language between animals and microbes.
Far from being a...
| Jul 7, 2013
| 5:13 PM
Right-hander Lance Lynn outpitched Miami Marlins All-Star Jose Fernandez (5-5) for his 11th victory and Matt Holliday hit a home run for the St. Louis Cardinals in a 3-2 victory Sunday that wrapped up a three-game sweep.
Lynn (11-3) struck out seven...
| Dec 8, 2012
| 10:27 AM
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center said Friday that a heart surgeon unwittingly infected five patients during valve replacement surgeries, due to tiny tears in his latex surgical glove, earlier this year. The infections caused four of the patients to need a...
| Jun 21, 2010
Something in your gut could be making you fat — and it isn't just last night's pizza.
The vast, diverse community of microbes inhabiting the intestines, scientists are finding, can influence metabolism and weight.
Between 10 trillion and 100...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 2:07 PM
The first clinical trial to test the effects of resveratrol -- the plant compound plentiful in red wine and grapes -- on humans has found that a small daily dose of a purified resveratrol supplement lowered blood pressure and improved a wide range of...
| Apr 7, 2011
| 4:33 PM
ow, exposure to vehicle pollution particulates roughly one-thousandth the width of a human hair has been linked to brain damage in mice including signs associated with memory loss and Alzheimer’s disease, according to a study to be published...
| Dec 19, 2010
This time of year — pretty much from Halloween through New Year's Day — we're tempted at every turn by rich, sugary high-calorie foods, from candy corn to candy canes, with plenty of pumpkin pie, fruit cake and chocolate decadence in between....
| Jan 30, 2011
It's almost February, and with luck and willpower, maybe you're still sticking with that New Year's diet resolution. Or maybe you're still gearing up to start.
But although the right diet may help you gain a svelte figure, the wrong one might be a...
| Oct 9, 2011
Ménière's disease is an inflammation of the inner ear. Specifically, a swelling in the tubes of the ear canal that control the body's balance. No one knows its cause, but stress, exhaustion and substance abuse are among the factors thought to contribute....
| Feb 7, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Genes that make both a mother and her fetus more susceptible to inflammation as a result of infections raise the risk of premature delivery, a finding that may help explain why some women give birth prematurely even though they have......
| Mar 15, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Now that soccer legend David Beckham has had surgery to repair the Achilles tendon he ruptured Sunday, all he has to do now is heal, and heal well. While his may be the most recent and notable case of a......