| Aug 2, 2013
| 10:00 AM
The protagonist of J.M. Sidorova's ambitious first novel, "The Age of Ice," is conceived in extremity during the reign of the cruel and impulsive Russian Empress Ionaovna. Captivated by the antics of her court fool, a humpbacked woman, the Empress...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:33 AM
Merck & Co., the second-largest drug maker by sales, said Tuesday it will lay off 8,500 employees in a strategy overhaul to revamp its research and development efforts.
That's on top of a previous announcement that the Whitehouse Station, N.J.-based...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 6:46 AM
WASHINGTON -- Planned layoffs by U.S. employers jumped 13.5% last month, led by cutbacks at pharmaceutical and financial services firms, according to a report Wednesday.
Employers announced plans to cut 45,730 jobs in October, up from 40,289 the...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 11:55 AM
Followers of Herbalife, the Los Angeles peddler of nutritional supplements, know it's actually two stories rolled into one.
One is the story of how a company with a questionable business model, overhyped products, and an almost invisible research and...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 11:47 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Only slightly more than half of U.S. girls aged 13 to 17 had been vaccinated against a virus that can cause cervical and other cancers last year, and a top U.S. health official said on Thursday that more must be done to bring the...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 5:34 PM
The stunning blond chef Jamie Gwen stepped up to the microphone to address the several hundred guests who had gathered at the Fairmont Newport Beach for the 10th anniversary of the American Liver Foundation's Flavors of Orange County culinary gala....
| Aug 28, 2013
| 9:23 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Older U.S. adults, particularly women, are more likely to use prescription sleep medications to try to get the minimum seven hours of sleep experts generally recommend, U.S. data released on Thursday showed.
Use of such pills,...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 5:33 PM
The Food & Drug Administration on Monday barred the import of any medications made at the premier manufacturing plant of one of the world's largest makers of generic medications, Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd.
The FDA cited Ranbaxy's failure to respond...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 4:38 PM
Members of an experimental class of cholesterol-lowering drugs could get U.S. regulatory approval based on their ability to lower "bad" cholesterol, and may not need to show that they reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke, the Food and Drug...
| Nov 21, 2013
Pneumonia, flu and shingles all affect seniors disproportionately to the rest of the population. These vaccine-preventable diseases account for more than 50,000 deaths annually in the U.S., according to the Alliance for Aging Research in its newly...
| Dec 1, 2012
NANGALE, Tanzania — Huddled with his younger brother, the young man laughs easily, conspiratorially, at the commotion caused by the presence of curious foreigners in his family's modest compound outside this small village.
But when you ask 19-...
| Sep 6, 2012
Joe South, a versatile singer-songwriter who penned "Games People Play," "Down in the Boondocks" and other pop-rock hits in the 1960s and '70s, has died. He was 72.
South died Wednesday at his home in Buford, Ga., northeast of Atlanta, said Butch Lowery,...