| Feb 10, 2014
| 8:28 PM
Speculation brewed for days over the origins of Dumb Starbucks, the seemingly rogue coffee shop that opened in the Los Feliz neighborhood in Los Angeles over the weekend and was suddenly shut down Monday by the health department.
Frothy curiosity and...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:51 PM
Chinese health authorities have identified a brand-new type of bird flu that killed an elderly woman in November and infected at least one other person in January.
That trend prompted the experts to call for stepped-up surveillance to track the new...
| Jan 24, 2014
On Sept. 1, 1914, Martha, the last known passenger pigeon, died in her cage at the Cincinnati Zoo. Her passing marked the end of a species that once was so ubiquitous that enormous flocks, one estimated at more than 3 billion birds, were said to have...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 4:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I was diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis a few months ago, but have had trouble with food getting stuck for years, so I've probably had it for a long time. Is it reasonable to first try elimination diets to figure out what foods...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 4:33 PM
GAINESVILLE — Weeks after their twins were born, Krystina Lopez and Jesus Neira were told one of the girls would likely die well before her first birthday.
Born with a rare disease that was hardening the tissue of her lungs, Izabella was not...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:40 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Eating disorders are most often associated with young women, but a new study suggests young men can also become obsessed with their appearance and go to extremes to enhance their bodies.
The problem can resemble a...
| Dec 29, 2013
While the National Football League remains the most successful sports entity in America, its foundations are being shaken by a looming health crisis. For more than two decades, evidence has been mounting that concussions associated with playing football...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Ubisoft writer Jill Murray has a simple piece of advice for game designers who are struggling to find compelling female […]...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 12:48 PM
Nobody saw First Academy's spectacular boys soccer season coming.
At least not until coach Biagio Montaiuti saw former players coming back.
The return to high-school play by talented seniors who opted to focus on club soccer last season is what has...
| Nov 17, 2013
Since the publication of "The Da Vinci Code," book research for bestselling author Dan Brown has become an act of subterfuge and judicious disguise.
To write his new novel, "Inferno," which involves chase sequences and clue-deciphering set in Italy's...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 6:10 PM
I've heard it said that people won't change until they hurt enough that they have to. Based upon a recent experience, I believe this statement to be true.
Late last year, I experienced intermittent feelings of discomfort in the center of my chest. My dad...
| Jan 2, 2014
Like many people suffering from chronic and debilitating pain, 28-year-old Cassie Winters has tried it all: physical therapy, powerful pain killers, massage, energy healing and meditation. She was even told that finding a new hobby or thinking happy...