| Oct 18, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Q: When something bad happens to us, is it because God is punishing us? My husband is dying of cancer, and I can't help but wonder if God is punishing us, since we've never gone to church or been religious or anything. -- Mrs. A. McF.
A: Sometimes bad...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 7:49 PM
SACRAMENTO--Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday vetoed a bill a that would have expanded the availability of condoms in state prisons.
The measure, by Assemblyman Rob Bonta (D-Oakland), would have required the state corrections department to develop a five-...
| Oct 6, 2013
I enjoyed reading Thomas Keneally's new book, "The Daughters of Mars," but oh, how I long to see it on TV.
Some books are destined to live solely in their readers' imaginations. Others are destined for television or the movies. "The Daughters of Mars"...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
With college students heading off to school, I was reminded of a news story about Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania, which now provides students with the emergency contraceptive, Plan B, via a vending machine on campus....
| Jul 29, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Invasive tests for the AIDS virus and other sexually transmitted diseases. A bed in a provincial refugee hostel and little prospect of a decent job. That is what NSA leaker Edward Snowden can expect if and when he is allowed out of Moscow's Sheremetyevo...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 8:27 PM
A diabetes educator leads a program offering suggestions on how to make nutrition and exercise changes to help achieve weight loss, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol and prevent diabetes. The program will be held from 2 p....
| Aug 25, 2013
| 9:35 AM
As the porn industry grapples with its latest health crisis, an adult-film actress who has tested positive for HIV says she is overwhelmed by the support she has received since the news went public.
The Free Speech Coalition, a Canoga Park-based trade...
| Aug 24, 2013
| 10:41 AM
The adult film industry has called a nationwide moratorium on production after an actress tested positive for HIV.
The Free Speech Coalition, a Canoga Park-based trade organization for the adult film industry, said Thursday that a 28-year-old actress...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 3:34 PM
Around 35% of women experience violence at the hands of their partners or other sexual violence, the World Health Organization reported Thursday, in the first systematic study to examine global data on violence against women.
Working with colleagues...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 1:20 PM
In California, someone who wants a doctor's prescription to get medical marijuana can obtain one for just about any "health-related" reason, including writer's cramp. Of course, you do have to pay the pot doctor's fees first.
In Colorado, a new audit...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 1:14 PM
The rate of two sexually transmitted diseases remains high enough in Alaska to be classified epidemic, but a recent bulletin from the state Department of Health and Social Services suggests a decrease over the past few years.
The rates of gonorrhea...