| Jun 27, 2014
| 6:14 PM
After more than a decade of work and nearly $1 billion of his personal fortune, Los Angeles inventor Alfred Mann's quest to develop an inhalable form of insulin for people with diabetes won approval Friday from U.S. regulators.
His company, MannKind...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 7:04 PM
MannKind Corp., the Valencia company that last week won approval to market an inhalable form of insulin to people with diabetes, saw its shares climb 10% on Monday.
The Food and Drug Administration announced Friday that it had approved MannKind's drug,...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 3:51 PM
The Berkeley City Council on Tuesday evening is scheduled to vote on whether to put a tax of 1 cent per ounce on soda and other sugar-sweetened beverages before voters on the November ballot.
A yes vote by the council -- where there appears to be little...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Everything we put in our bodies has the potential to help, or harm, our health and longevity. To ensure that you're doing more of the former than the latter, steer clear of less-than-healthy eats. Here are some tips:
1. Pour out the soda.
| Jun 8, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Cassia Soldano says she hit rock bottom after her second child was born in 2012 and her weight climbed to 320 pounds. She knew she needed to do something about it.
"As soon as I had my son, it hit me. I had to make a change," says the 37-year-old public...
| May 23, 2014
| 11:13 PM
Scientists have made great strides in cataloging the human microbiome, the collection of tiny organisms that live on and in our bodies. Now some researchers want to put those microbes to work.
At the forefront of this effort is Jeff Tabor, a synthetic...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:45 PM
Here's a new before-meal snack: A little intense exercise might be a good plan for people trying to control their blood sugar.
Researchers call it "exercise snacking" and say that a brief burst of intense exercise is more effective than a moderate daily...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Teresa Garcia, weak and in pain, had all but given up on doctors when she came to a small clinic next to a former wedding chapel on the Strip.
"I never thought I would get better," the 55-year-old housekeeper said, recalling years of perfunctory...
| Jun 8, 2014
| 9:12 PM
When Rosalinda Cardenas was a kid, her parents warned her often: Stay away from the Pacoima Wash.
A few blocks from her home on Laurel Canyon Boulevard, the concrete-encased flood control channel was barricaded by rusty chain-link fences, broken glass...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 2:18 PM
Los Angeles billionaire-inventor Alfred Mann's almost decade-long quest to develop an inhalable form of insulin for diabetics won approval Friday from U.S. regulators.
His company, MannKind Corp. of Valencia, got the OK on Friday to sell the drug called...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 5:40 PM
Driven by surging obesity, an aging population and doubly high risks among blacks and Latinos, the American epidemic of diabetes has leaped to historic heights in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday. Diabetes...