| Oct 2, 2013
| 6:26 PM
A Los Angeles jury on Wednesday found that concert promoter AEG Live was not liable for the death of Michael Jackson, capping a marathon civil trial that laid bare the troubled singer's health problems, struggles with drugs and fateful attempt at a...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 9:36 PM
The college application essay was the tipoff. It was beautifully written but painfully rendered; a high school student's story of her family's tumble from middle-class stability into homelessness and addiction.
It helped Danielle Stone earn a spot at...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 12:22 PM
Jada Pinkett Smith is getting philosophical with age and revealing that she previously struggled with addiction.
The actress and wife of megastar Will Smith turned 42 on Sept. 18, prompting her to reflect on where she's been and where she is now....
| Sep 26, 2013
| 2:45 PM
Cocaine messes around with the brain. That scientific no-brainer has been getting more focused over the years, as neuroscientists identify key circuitry that can be reshaped by addiction.
But an addiction researcher in Switzerland believes his...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Women, we have a problem. According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control, American women are dying from drug overdoses and the misuse of drugs at an alarming rate. As a former judge who presided over a drug court, I have seen firsthand...
| Oct 7, 2013
Dear Amy: I love my husband of 20 years. He's a good man. He is intelligent, well-read, a good husband (for the most part) and a good father.
I know for certain my husband isn't gay, but for the better part of our marriage, we've not had sex on a...
| Oct 8, 2013
A wave of video gambling establishments catering to women is starting to sweep across Illinois — cozy, well-lit spots with names like Stella's Place, Emma's Eatery, Dotty's and Betty's Bistro.
They're a far cry from the stereotypical male-...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 3:56 PM
Johnny Dudek had piercing blue eyes, swooping bangs and a perfect grin — thanks to the braces that came off not long ago. Soon to turn 16, he was excited about getting the white Grand Am his grandmother left him before she died, though his parents...
| Oct 13, 2013
We've all heard the complaints about casinos. They're big, sleazy places with flashing lights, endless supplies of booze and skimpily clad waitresses — all designed to dupe the unwary into surrendering piles of cash. Not only that, but their...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 4:49 PM
It wasn't that Kathleen Callahan couldn't lose weight.
"I've dieted myself up and down the scale gazillions of times," the 51-year-old nurse anesthetist says.
"I've done Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem and my own little starvation plans — you know,...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 11:16 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Men's and women's drinking habits could provide hints about their risk of being in a violent relationship, a new study suggests.
Men who regularly drank at parties at their friends' houses were more likely to be violent toward...