| Sep 27, 2010
| 4:24 PM
A new study finds that nearly 40% of high-tech imaging scans conducted in the course of research reveal an unexpected abnormality that could be medically worrisome. These unsought discoveries -- known as "incidental findings" -- confront researchers with...
| Jul 27, 2010
The phrase "mind-body connection" has many connotations. For some, it's shorthand for New Age quackery. For others, it's a source of hope and a way to reconcile their spiritual life with modern science.
For Dr. Tor D. Wager, it's just another day at...
| Aug 20, 2010
Los Angeles is earning a reputation as a hotbed of raves — those dance parties that sometimes last all night and feature pulsing electronic music, light shows and recreational drugs. In addition to drawing tens of thousands of young people to...
| Sep 7, 2010
If you've strolled past the dairy case lately, you might have noticed that it has grown to ranch-size proportions. Dozens of products are labeled "milk," and they spill over onto the nonrefrigerated shelves. Gone are the days when selecting a carton of...
| Aug 23, 2011
John R. Hubbard, a historian and former U.S. ambassador to India who was president of USC in the 1970s, died Sunday at his Rancho Mirage home after a long illness, the university announced. The broad-shouldered and outspoken Texas native, widely known...
| Oct 24, 2010
"Hello, I'm Walter Cronkite." The stentorian voice booms from an oversize replica of an early console television. To viewers older than 40, the image on the screen is familiar, though more distant with the passing of years. Younger observers appear...
| Sep 17, 2010
Women with low sexual arousal who took a placebo drug showed an improvement in symtpoms, a new study finds.
The 12-week double-blind study, published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, followed 50 women who were diagnosed with female sexual arousal...
| Jul 26, 2010
It's a common patient grievance: If only my doctor would take the time to listen to me and explain things.
Maybe all your doctor has to do to remedy that complaint is just ... sit ... down.
Patients gave their doctor significantly higher marks for...
| May 10, 2012
| 4:38 PM
In the remote northeastern corner of Guatemala, archaeologists have found what appears to be the 9th century workplace of a city scribe, an unusual dwelling adorned with magnificent pictures of the king and other royals and the oldest known Maya calendar....
| May 14, 2012
| 4:35 PM
AMELIA ISLAND — We'll keep this brief — still working on adding Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher's comments from earlier this afternoon to the blogroll — but figured this was worth passing along. As you probably know by now from...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 4:35 PM
A look at T.C. Boyle's papers that were in his basement but worth big money to the Ransom Center at the University of Texas....