| Jul 11, 2013
| 10:12 AM
In Thursday's Pictures in the News: — Summer rains in downtown Los Angeles. — Reaction to the discovery of Terry Dewayne Smith, an 11-year-old autistic boy missing since last weekend, found dead in Menifee. A 16-year-old relative of Smith is...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 5:30 AM
NEW YORK — Less than a week after Elisabeth Hasselbeck said her goodbyes after 10 years on "The View," another divisive blond has joined the daytime talk show.
On Monday, Barbara Walters confirmed the rumors that Playboy model-turned-anti-vaccine-...
| Jul 17, 2013
Several weeks ago, the night before an early screening of "Pacific Rim," I could not sleep.
In the middle of the night I woke up and realized that I had been dreaming of the neon-colored images from the movie's trailer. I could not say why, exactly,...
| Jul 3, 2013
You never know when the urge will get the best of him. In the middle of his preschool classroom, in the waiting room at therapy or outside in the dirt. When the mood strikes him, he drops to the ground and doesn't hold back.
It's yoga, and for Johnny,...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 5:54 PM
Comedienne turned Playboy centerfold turned autism advocate Jenny McCarthy may not have a medical degree like Dr. Mehmet Oz. But she has publicly embraced some medical opinions that are even more flimsily supported by scientific evidence than some of...
| May 29, 2013
In 2004, with President George W. Bush dead set against stem cell research, California just went ahead and did it. Voters made stem cell research a state constitutional right, and endorsed $3 billion in bond sales for 10 years to cement the deal. CIRM,...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Could cannibal Hannibal Lecter be capable of empathy? Psychopaths do have empathy, researchers say, but it doesn't come naturally.
A brain-imaging study of 18 violent, psychopathic criminals in the Netherlands, the largest such study undertaken,...
| Aug 26, 2013
Fifty years from now, when Malia and Sasha are grandmothers, their father's presidency might seem most consequential because of a small sum — $100 million — devoted to studying something small. “As humans,” President Barack Obama...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 2:13 PM
A second child is seven times more likely to be diagnosed with autism if an older sibling has the diagnosis, but environmental factors may be playing a significant role, according to a study of 1.5 million children born over a 24-year period.
| May 17, 2013
| 1:55 PM
Go to a busy street in your community and count the next 25 adolescents who walk, bike, skateboard, stroll or saunter past. Odds are that two of those 25 kids (8.3% to be exact) would own up to having experienced 14 or more days in the last month that...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...