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  • Glucosamine promotes longevity in worms and mice, study says

    Glucosamine promotes longevity in worms and mice, study says
    Researchers in Europe say glucosamine helped to extend the life span of worms and aging mice by mimicking a low-carbohydrate diet. In a paper published Tuesday in Nature Communications, scientists from Germany and Switzerland reported that the popular...
  • NHTSA fines GM for not turning over information for recall probe

    NHTSA fines GM for not turning over information for recall probe
    Federal regulators have fined General Motors Co. $28,000 for missing a deadline to turn over key information about a faulty ignition switch linked to 13 deaths and the recall of 2.6 million vehicles globally. Regulators will continue to fine the...
  • Honda, Kia, Mazda SUVs flunk crash test, demoted by Consumer Reports

    Honda, Kia, Mazda SUVs flunk crash test, demoted by Consumer Reports
    Some of the country’s most popular midsize sport utility vehicles flunked a recent series of crash tests, leading the influential magazine Consumer Reports to pull its coveted "recommended" rating for three of the vehicles. The independant...
  • Democrats tout 'paycheck fairness' to reach female voters

    Democrats tout 'paycheck fairness' to reach female voters
    WASHINGTON -- President Obama used his executive power and a hot-button issue to try to stoke support from a key election-year constituency on Tuesday, as he issued two directives aimed at ensuring federal contractors pay women as much as men for equal...
  • Why my family is opting out of the Common Core testing

    Why my family is opting out of the Common Core testing
    Sixteen consecutive years of the state's standardized testing are now under my belt, all of them spent covering the accountability program as a journalist, as well as having one or more of my three children filling in bubbles in public school for the...
  • For many teens, formal sex education comes too late, CDC report says

    For many teens, formal sex education comes too late, CDC report says
    Health experts have some simple advice for reducing the teen birthrate in the U.S. — make sure teens learn about abstinence and birth control before¬†they start having sex. It sounds obvious, but it’s obviously needed, according to a report...
  • Electric stimulation offers new hope for 'reawakening' paralyzed limbs

    Electric stimulation offers new hope for 'reawakening' paralyzed limbs
    With the help of electrodes placed near the spine, patients who had been paralyzed for more than two years were able to regain some voluntary control over their legs, according to a study released Tuesday. The electrodes stimulated the spinal cords of...
  • Environmental SWAT team tests runoff to nab polluters

    Environmental SWAT team tests runoff to nab polluters
    It's just after midnight when it starts to drizzle near downtown Los Angeles. Lara Meeker, a short blond wearing a purple rain jacket, pulls into a fast-food parking lot a few blocks from the Los Angeles River, watches the sky and waits. The watershed...
  • Metro to repair cracks in support for Gold Line freeway overpass

    Metro to repair cracks in support for Gold Line freeway overpass
    A concrete support for a Metro Gold Line bridge that spans the 101 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles has "visible cracks" and will be repaired, transportation officials told The Times on Monday. The damage is cosmetic and does not put Gold Line passengers...
  • Mallinckrodt to buy Questcor Pharmaceuticals

    Irish pharmaceutical giant Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals said it will pay $5.6 billion in cash and stock for a fast-growing Anaheim bio-pharmaceutical firm that specializes in treating multiple sclerosis, the companies announced Monday. The deal for...
  • India's Sun Pharmaceutical to buy Ranbaxy Labs in $4-billion deal

    India's Sun Pharmaceutical Industries is buying troubled generic drug maker Ranbaxy Laboratories in a $4-billion deal, the companies said Monday. The combined company will be India's biggest pharmaceutical firm, with annual revenue estimated at $4.2...