| May 11, 2010
Even the most robust exercise program won't grant you true fitness if you don't take control of your diet.
Exercise changes virtually every tissue in the body via many different pathways -- metabolic, hormonal, neurological and mechanical—says...
| Apr 22, 2010
If there is one population subgroup that doesn't need to worry about weight, it's endurance athletes, right?
These dedicated cyclists and runners, swimmers and rowers burn calories like human furnaces. Carbohydrates fuel their fire and, if they worry...
| Jun 25, 2010
Women are built to last longer than men.
The life expectancy for boys born in the United States—about 75 years—is five years less than girls. At nearly every age, males die at higher rates than females, and this vulnerability holds true...
| Jun 18, 2010
When a woman stops making estrogen, her body notices. Hot flashes, night sweats, moodiness, foggy thinking — all can be part of the menopausal package.
At first blush, the solution seems obvious: Take extra hormones, and the symptoms of menopause...
| Apr 13, 2010
Students from California State University Stanislaus have uncovered several public documents pertaining to the upcoming controversial visit by former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin.
The documents -- including parts of the university's speaking contract with...
| Apr 21, 2010
Every day, about 19,000 children in the United States get a CT scan, which carries a radiation level equivalent to 30 to 442 chest X-rays.
The booming use of the scans along with research showing their overuse and link to cancer has experts launching...
| Sep 27, 2010
Los Angeles County officials are taking steps to keep secret the names and salaries of some highly paid county employees, saying they need more time to comply with public records law to protect workers who claim that disclosure could put them at risk....
| Aug 25, 2010
| 1:08 PM
If you're like me, always trying to avoid downtime by texting or checking the time on the cell phone, surfing the web or playing video games then you could be harming your learning process, or so scientists claim at the University of California, San...
| Aug 16, 2011
At 36, Kristy Litz has watched most of her girlfriends marry and alight to the suburbs to start families.
But marriage is nowhere on Litz's agenda. She wants children, and ideally a partner, but she has seen enough people divorce that she doesn't see the...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 4:34 PM
UC Irvine has established its first ROTC program in the wake of the repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy....
| Oct 6, 2011
| 4:32 AM
Chicago Magazine's Whet Moser brings us this: The Patent Examiner, part of UC Berkeley's Investigative Journalism Project, has a fascinating and disturbing article by Gregory Thomas about a Delaware-incorporated, Chicago-based company (and a Chicago law...