| May 1, 2014
| 3:12 PM
Existing antidepressants, if they work at all, can take weeks to work, and for the deeply depressed, that can mean the difference between life and death. Researchers have discovered and tested an agent that, in mice at least, appears to reverse hopeless...
| May 1, 2014
| 4:30 PM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I am 52 years old and have been menopausal for the last two years. I'm experiencing some vaginal dryness. Is this normal? Is there anything that can be done for it? I've tried using over-the-counter lubricants and they don't seem to help...
| May 1, 2014
| 7:34 PM
Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas gave members of the Newport Beach business community a crash course Tuesday morning in the work performed by his office.
At the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce's monthly Wake Up! Newport breakfast event,...
| May 2, 2014
| 1:27 PM
How can I save pollinators like honeybees and still use pesticides when I need them?
Some pesticides, such as horticultural oil or soap, are effective and have low impact on beneficial insects. Call the Home and Garden Information Center for tips on...
| May 5, 2014
The scientific evidence on genetically engineered food, which has been around for two decades, indicates that it is as safe for human consumption as any other food. A California bill that would require the labeling of bioengineered food — whose...
| May 4, 2014
Once a week, Alex Poltorak roams the alleyways of Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood hunting for white buckets stashed here and there crammed with banana peels, avocado shells, bits of onions and other colorful vegetable scraps from his customers'...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 7:41 PM
The last of Syria's declared chemical weapons material was on a ship headed for destruction Monday, marking a "major landmark" in the global effort to eliminate the nation's toxic arsenal, an oversight agency said.
The action would appear to signal an...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:13 PM
The number of biotech companies in California and across the nation raising money by going public is burgeoning.
A big contributor to the growth was a 2012 change in federal laws regulating initial public offerings of stock, known as IPOs on Wall...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 9:08 PM
Many plants being marketed in nurseries and garden centers as beneficial to bees have been treated with an insecticide some scientists believe to be harmful to bee colonies, according to a study made public Wednesday by an environmental group.
| Jun 26, 2014
| 6:15 AM
Many supposedly bee-friendly flowers and home garden plants being sold by major retailers have been pretreated with pesticides implicated in bee declines, according to a study by Friends of the Earth and other organizations, including the Maryland...
| Jun 27, 2014
Q: I am new to container gardening and would like a suggestion on what soil mix to use in my containers to grow flowers. Any other advice on containers also would be appreciated.
— Marsha Jackson, Highwood
A: It is best to use a commercial...