| Feb 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
You're in a restaurant, enjoying a meal with friends, when the main course arrives. The plate of seafood in front of you looks incredible, but nothing prepares you for what happens next. After a few mouthfuls, a lump begins to rise in your throat and your...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 6:10 AM
LONDON -- Margaret Thatcher, the grocer's daughter who punched through an old-boy political network to become Britain's first female prime minister, stamping her personality indelibly on the nation and pursuing policies that reverberate decades later, has...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 11:38 AM
Women treated with radiation for breast cancer are more likely to develop heart problems later, even with the lower doses used today, troubling new research suggests. The risk comes from any amount of radiation, starts five years after treatment and lasts...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 10:50 PM
Cardinal Jozef Glemp, 83, the head of Poland's influential Roman Catholic church from 1981 to 2004 — a time when it played a historic role in the fight against communism — died Wednesday in Warsaw. Jozef Kloch,...
| May 29, 2013
| 12:33 PM
Ida Margaret McRonald (nee Magness) was born on October 2, 1930 and died of leukemia in Verdugo Hills Hospital on May 26, 2013.
She was born in Crumlin, a small town in Wales. Her parents were Stephen Lester Magness and Ethel (Watkins) Magness. As a...
| May 30, 2013
| 4:16 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Popular smoking cessation treatments - such as nicotine replacements and antidepressants - improve people's chances of kicking the habit without much risk, according to a review of past research.
"It seems very clear that...
| May 25, 2013
| 5:28 PM
Midway through his election-night victory speech, Eric Garcetti turned toward the cluster of family on the stage behind him and invited his wife to step forward. He thanked her for "making our life work" under the stress of his run for mayor of Los...
| Jan 13, 2013
Steampunk, we hardly knew ye.
Just as the gadgety Victorian-industrial aesthetic becomes a household term ? to the point that paint company Sherwin-Williams declared a moody steampunk palette a 2013 trend ? its very popularity threatens to make brass...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Gerda Lerner spent her 18th birthday in a Nazi prison in Vienna and feared that birthday would be her last. Her jailers meant to starve her, but her cellmates — two gentile women imprisoned for their anti-fascist views — shared their rations...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 3:30 PM
We have gone over the fiscal cliff. The politicians jury-rigged a last-minute, temporary deal, but let's face it — we went over.
The chattering classes are discussing the next big fiscal deadline in February, which is when the government hits...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 11:58 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - There's no evidence that checking kids' and teens' blood pressure - and treating them if it's high - can reduce their heart risks in adulthood, according to a new analysis.
What's more, researchers found blood pressure tests...
| Feb 20, 2013
| 6:15 PM
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The finalists for the 33rd L.A. Times Book Prizes were announced Thursday morning -- the complete list is below. In addition to the 50 books in 10 categories that are in the running for the awards,...