| May 12, 2013
It almost goes without saying that hair is huge business in Hollywood. Healthy, beautifully coiffed and colored locks are a key calling card for those in the spotlight. Exhibit A: Jennifer Aniston's headline-generating honey-blond shag, hyped year after...
| Apr 22, 2013
Hilary Koprowski, a Polish-born researcher who developed the first successful oral vaccine for polio, has died. He was 96.
Koprowski died of pneumonia April 11 at his Philadelphia home, said his son, Dr. Christopher Koprowski, a radiation oncologist....
| 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...
| Mar 10, 2012
The last time I saw Carl Guardino, the head of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, he was in a wheelchair after a biking accident encounter with some skateboarders. The wheelchair is probably the only form of transportation Guardino doesn't like. He...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 11:13 AM
A Newport Beach boat builder’s efforts to restore a historic 1916 sailboat in a yard at his home may have finally run aground. After Dennis Holland, 67, missed an Aug. 30 date to disassemble the Shawnee, Newport Beach city attorneys......
| Nov 26, 2012
| 3:33 PM
Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens is undergoing chemotherapy for breast cancer and will cut back on her public appearances while undergoing treatment. Hutchens revealed the recent medical diagnosis at a press conference Monday afternoon, and said that...
| Oct 14, 2012
Proposition 37, the ballot measure mandating the labeling of genetically modified food that is also known as the "right to know" initiative, is narrowly running ahead of the opposition, according to the latest opinion polls.
But even if the measure...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 7:00 AM
There's a growing gap between what grocery shoppers think they know about their food and the reality. Those tomatoes with the evenly rich red color that look ripened to perfection? They were bred to avoid showing streaks of green, a result of genetic...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Fighting cancer has never been easy. But new research — much of it being done in Southern California — is pointing toward a future in which patients will receive precisely targeted treatments that are more effective and have fewer side...
| Sep 13, 2012
The yards of dank tubing in our midsections form a complex, amazing and absolutely pivotal foundation for human health. And the more that scientists come to appreciate this, the more they anticipate that future medical discoveries will come from the lowly...
| Sep 13, 2012
When you pop a pill in the future, don't expect old-fashioned results. Thanks to new advances in the lab and a deeper understanding of the human body, drugs are becoming highly personalized and precisely targeted.
And the hope is they'll also be more...