| Dec 25, 2013
| 4:01 PM
Assemblyman Mike Gatto wants to hear from you.
The democratic legislator, whose 43rd Assembly District in part blankets Burbank, Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge and Montrose, is giving the ordinary Joe and Jane a unique opportunity to help craft...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 10:00 AM
The U.S. surgeon general is calling on Hollywood to kick the tobacco habit, saying too many youth-rated films contain harmful images of tobacco use.
In a new report on smoking released Friday, acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak and other U.S....
| Dec 16, 2013
| 11:14 PM
Water samples collected at Colorado sites where hydraulic fracturing was used to extract natural gas show the presence of chemicals that have been linked to infertility, birth defects and cancer, scientists reported Monday.
The study, published in the...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 7:02 PM
Dr. John M. Freeman, a longtime Johns Hopkins University pediatric neurologist and medical ethicist who was known as an expert in pediatric epilepsy, died Jan. 3 of cardiovascular disease at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He was 80.
| Jan 9, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"In Iraq, al-Qaeda launched an offensive to take control of two cities, Fallujah and Ramadi, that U.S. troops sacrificed heavily to clear of terrorists between 2004 and 2008."
And so the new year begins, with a heavy dose of same old, same old. This is...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Q. I'm confused by conflicting reports about the benefits of multivitamins. Should I take one?
A. What a simple, straightforward question! I wish I had a simple, straightforward answer. Here's the simple, uncomplicated part: foods rich in the major...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 3:43 PM
What is a trans fat, and why is it so dangerous that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants it removed from the food supply?
These are just some of the questions on the minds of diners as they digest Thursday’s FDA action. Although...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:45 PM
Robert Stone has long been a big-picture novelist. "Dog Soldiers," which won a 1975 National Book Award, involves a "journalist of sorts" who tries to smuggle three kilos of heroin to Northern California from Saigon; the magnificent "Damascus Gate" (1998)...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 5:25 PM
The long war on trans fats may be drawing to a close.
The government proposed new rules Thursday that would all but ban the artery-clogging fats, a move that will force makers of margarine, frozen pizza and other processed foods to reformulate their...
| Sep 22, 2013
My favorite player on the 1978-80 Chicago Cubs was Dave Kingman.
Nicknamed "Kong" and listed at 6 feet 6 inches and 210 pounds, Kingman had a swing that one might call "long," which meant contact was unlikely, but when contact was made, the resulting...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 10:26 AM
This year, Miss America is all about breaking boundaries. From tattoos to physical deformities, these beautiful women are working to break out of the cookie-cutter mold.
Miss Kansas, Theresa Vail, has gained national attention as the first contestant to...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
She was excited to be pregnant, excited enough that she brought the new sonogram of her unborn child to show coworkers.
But hours later that day in late March, R.L. -- as she came to be known in the pile of criminal court documents that followed -- felt...