| Feb 6, 2013
A recent study has found that females who stop having their periods before age 46 had a higher incidence of heart disease and stroke.
Doctors have long suspected that women who undergo early menopause might be at an increased risk for those medical...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 8:19 PM
When retired coroner investigator and La Crescenta resident Vidal Herrera took a reporter to visit the L.A. County coroner's office last May, he didn't expect his questions about the building's history to unravel a long-buried and traumatic family history...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 4:19 PM
Two weeks later and the muscles in my neck are still sore.
It wasn't my fault. She took a sharp turn right into me without looking, clipped my skis and sent me spinning. I ended up falling backward downhill and smashing the back of my head hard...
| Mar 1, 2013
| 7:24 PM
In 1998, just before Napoleon Chagnon retired from the University of California at Santa Barbara, he signed a contract to write a book about his life as an anthropologist among the Yanomamö people, who live in the forests of Venezuela and Brazil. It...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 9:46 AM
Growing up with a severely disabled brother, Abby Brown felt less like a sister than like a "third parent." Nigel, two years her junior, was born with a rare disease called linear sebaceous nevus syndrome that left him non-verbal and needing assistance to...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 1:30 PM
Johns Hopkins University's medical school fell one spot to No. 3 in the nation, while its education school rose to No. 2, according to the latest U.S. News and World Report graduate school rankings.
The medical school ranked behind those of Harvard...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 10:24 AM
New York (Reuters Health) - Women with lung cancer who ate the most soy before their diagnosis might live a little longer than those who ate the least, according to a new study.
Of 444 Chinese women with lung cancer, researchers found those who...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:58 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - One in five high schoolers has permanent ringing in the ears, and few take measures to protect their ears from loud music, according to a new study.
Those numbers are surprisingly similar to results of a study of college-...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 9:11 AM
Anxiety is common in children who frequently get stomachaches, but a new study shows that these kids might continue to have anxiety in adulthood, long after the abdominal pain is gone.
Researchers tracked about 330 children with abdominal pain that...
| Aug 14, 2013
Jean Bethke Elshtain didn't seek out controversies. She simply wanted people to consider the consequences of their actions.
A provocative ethicist and political philosopher at the University of Chicago, Mrs. Elshtain supported the U.S. war on terror,...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Using data from the planet-hunting Kepler space telescope, astronomers have discovered a telltale "flicker" pattern in a distant star’s light -- an interstellar Morse code that reveals hidden but crucial information about its mass and volume....