| Feb 24, 2014
| 8:22 PM
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Nury Martinez and City Atty. Mike Feuer called Monday for a crackdown on prostitution in two parts of the San Fernando Valley.
Under a plan Martinez will submit to her council colleagues Friday, the city would add two...
| Feb 15, 2014
Sociologists at the University of Texas and the University of Iowa write in the American Journal of Sociology that "Conservative religious beliefs and the social institutions they create .... increase divorce risk in the contemporary United States."...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 7:30 PM
Long-simmering animosity between two Los Angeles political figures reached new heights this week when their bad blood surfaced in a footnote attached to a federal judge's ruling.
The footnote revealed a series of vitriolic remarks made by AIDS...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 1:56 PM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - An increasing number of younger women in the United States are delaying their first Pap test for cervical cancer until after they reach 21, reflecting new U.S. guidelines, health officials said on Thursday.
But 60 percent of U.S....
| Mar 9, 2011
| 6:10 PM
Hampton Roads has some of the highest sexually transmitted disease rates in the nation.
It had the second-highest rate of chlamydia cases among U.S. metropolitan areas and third-highest rate of gonorrhea cases, according to a 2010 report by the Centers...
| Mar 9, 2011
| 6:10 PM
Many people who have a sexually transmitted disease may not know it.
In 2007, nearly one-third of the people diagnosed with HIV likely had it for a long time without knowing it because they developed AIDS less than a year after their HIV test. Meanwhile,...
| Apr 14, 2011
In the ongoing rancor surrounding federal funding of Planned Parenthood, misinformation has a starring role. There have been, of course, predictable gusts of hot air from pundits like Bill O'Reilly, who asserted last month that "nobody's life is...
| Apr 16, 2011
Across the nation, and especially in the Sunshine State, the free-love generation is continuing to enjoy an active — if not always healthy — sex life.
At a stage in life when many would expect sexually transmitted diseases to be waning,...
| Apr 22, 2011
| 9:21 PM
Assemblyman Allan Mansoor (R-Costa Mesa) has introduced a bill that he says would strengthen laws that require parents' written consent before a school can let students out early for confidential medical procedures or to teach them about sex, gender and...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 8:54 AM
Well, it's about time. At last we have a candidate with the guts to close down our embassy in Iran were she elected president. Thank you, Michele Bachmann. Oh — and thank you Jimmy Carter as well, since he closed down the embassy there in 1980 in...
| Dec 9, 2011
The Learn to Live program of the Department of Health has a new healthful eating kit that features a free cookbook and tips that will help you select foods high in fiber and low in fat and sodium. Recipes are also quick, easy and...