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Booster ShotsIf you suffer from neuropathic pain, there's new evidence that capsaicin--the stuff in chile peppers that gives them their zing--might help you. A new review found that capsaicin helps 4 in 10 people who suffer from such pain, which is......
"Ouch!" "Oooh!" "Oww!" "Omigod, that hurts!" Those grunts of pain and anguish weren't coming from us -- a group of 10 people running barefoot on a concrete pathway at Central Park in Huntington Beach early one recent Saturday morning. They were being...
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Pop & HissDays before she surely cleans up at the Country Music Assn. Awards, Taylor Swift will bring her crossover pop to "Saturday Night Live," hosting the NBC program on Nov. 7. "Saturday Night Live" has been kind to musicians this year,......
Pop & HissWhen Michael Jackson died in June, pop music lost its last global megastar. But according to 12-year-old Sean Davis of Watts, who attended one of the first Tuesday night screenings of the new tour rehearsal movie, "Michael Jackson's This Is......
Varsity Times InsiderAfter he was taken by ambulance to West Hills hospital Friday night because of a "bruise on his C7 vertebra," senior quarterback Antuan Goodall was released early this morning, Coach Matt Kerstetter said. "He swelled up a little bit and......
Joy over a birth turns to tragedy Veronica Glaubach told her father to wait until the week after she gave birth before flying to California from Buenos Aires to meet the baby. When the infant was a day old, however, Roberto Glaubach was told to come...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWhy did I do it? It's complicated. I loved the son of a bitch more than anything on the planet. You see, 28 years earlier, I was born a cripple. A breech birth, feet first, my head stuck in the birth canal. By my first birthday, I couldn't crawl, stand...
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Booster ShotsKnee pain from osteoarthritis is a common and often chronic ailment for older people. But a new study finds that practicing tai chi exercises may not only reduce osteoarthritis pain, but improve function as well. Tai chi is a Chinese......
Booster ShotsIn some neighborhoods you can throw a rock and hit a yoga studio. In others, however, yoga classes are practically nonexistent, even though the practice has been shown in studies to have beneficial health effects. Researchers took yoga to racially......
Booster ShotsWomen undergoing natural childbirth have long endorsed the concept that you can think your way past the pain. Using meditation or guided imagery, it's possible to transcend pain, at least to some degree. Two new studies provide more evidence that......
Read the ingredient label on any energy drink and odds are fairly good that, among other arcane items, you'll come across something called L-carnitine. Also sold in supplement form, L-carnitine is often touted as a miracle molecule that boosts energy and...
A Dream of Undying Fame How Freud Betrayed His Mentor and Invented Psychoanalysis Louis Breger Basic Books: 148 pp., $22.95 Psychoanalysis has always been a mixed bag, Louis Breger notes. On the one hand, it has produced valuable insights into...
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