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  • DNA leaves 'no doubt,' ties confessed Boston Strangler to '64 murder

    The last sliver of doubt has been erased: Albert DeSalvo, the confessed Boston Strangler, was definitively implicated for the first time Friday in the string of 1960s murders that transfixed and terrorized the city. A week after DeSalvo’s body was...
  • Nick Dragotta previews ‘East of West’ 7, talks Death’s horse, Howtoons

     
    Where, exactly, is “East of West”? It’s somewhere far from the glass factory where Nick Dragotta used to do technical […]...
  • Fatal car crash victim was potential Long Beach mayoral candidate

    Fatal car crash victim was potential Long Beach mayoral candidate
    A 65-year-old man killed in a Terminal Island car crash over the weekend was a potential Long Beach mayoral candidate and member of the local Occupy movement. Eugene B. Gendel was killed last Saturday when his vehicle rear-ended a big rig not far from...
  • 'Wahlburgers' premiere sells out in hour: People cray for Marky Mark's burgers?

    'Wahlburgers' premiere sells out in hour: People cray for Marky Mark's burgers?
    "Wahlburgers," the reality TV show starring Wahlberg brothers Mark (the actor), Donnie (the less-famous actor) and Paul (the chef) premieres on the A&E channel Jan. 22. If you're wondering whether or not people are interested in watching a show about...
  • Doctors have multiple treatment options for "twitchy" legs

    Q: I sometimes get "twitchy" legs at night. It disturbs my sleep. It's not painful; my muscles just sort of twitch. What could be causing this? Is there a way to prevent it? A: From your description, restless legs syndrome could be the cause of your...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Lyme disease is curable, but complications can occur

    Q: Can Lyme disease be cured? A: Yes, an infection with the bacteria that causes Lyme disease can be cured. In fact, nearly everyone with the condition improves quickly after starting antibiotics and is cured within a few weeks. But there are some...
  • Supplements can't prevent arthritis, but may offer pain relief

    Q: Is there any evidence that glucosamine and chondroitin can prevent arthritis? A: This is an excellent question, and it raises an issue of great interest to people who already have arthritis or are worried they may someday develop the disease....
  • 'Basic Math' wraps filming in L.A.

    'Basic Math' wraps filming in L.A.
    Romantic comedies are still filming in L.A. -- even when it's only a mild flirtation. An upcoming romantic comedy known as "Basic Math" starring Cameron Diaz and Jason Segal wrapped production in Los Angeles this week. But the bulk of the Columbia...
  • Twin birth can be perfectly safe without a planned C-section

    Twin birth can be perfectly safe without a planned C-section
    Many of the twins delivered via cesarean section could have been safely delivered the old-fashioned way, according to a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine. Twin births have been on the rise for three decades, fueled mainly by use of...
  • The Medicine Cabinet-Ask the Harvard Experts: Reaction to medication just one possible cause for tongue swelling

    Q: What would cause a swollen tongue? Can this be a side effect of medicine? A: There are many reasons for a swollen tongue. Indeed, a reaction to a medication is one of the more common causes. This is especially true when the swelling occurs rather...
  • The right diagnosis is key to effectively treating foot pain after walking

    Q: After walking about 1 kilometer, the balls on both feet are really sore. And I find it hard to walk around for about 2 hours after. What could this be? A: Pain in the balls of the feet is a common problem. The medical term is metatarsalgia. Some...
  • Shingles is not contagious

    Q: Can I get shingles from another person? A: No, you can't, and here's why: Shingles is caused by a virus called varicella-zoster virus --"VZ virus" or just "VZV". Almost all adults have been infected with this virus. Many became infected in childhood....