| Nov 17, 2013
After giving birth by cesarean section — a major abdominal surgery — Kristine Coogan felt like she wasn't the ideal person to care for her infant that first night.
But to her surprise, Coogan said, the nurses declined to take her newborn...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Syfy has released this first-look trailer for "Helix," its upcoming sci-fi thriller from "Battlestar Galactica" creator Ron Moore.
"Helix" tells the story of a team of scientists from the Centers for Disease Control investigating a possible disease...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 6:34 PM
City animal control officers had seized the pit bull earlier this year that was involved in a fatal attack on its owner early Friday, but returned the dog because they "did not feel the dog was a threat to the public," according to a statement from...
| Nov 2, 2013
| 12:13 PM
The military veterans, gathered to celebrate the nation's bicentennial, had made it through World War I, World War II, Korea or Vietnam, only to be struck down by the mist from a hotel's air-conditioning system.
It was the first time the world would...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 10:48 AM
Medical experts realized long ago that there's no point in guessing how low Dr. Mehmet Oz will sink in pushing patent cures, fad diets and unproven health "miracles" on his Oprah-produced TV show. But his appearance this weekend in an NFL promotional...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 9:12 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The rate of preterm births in the United States dropped to a 15-year low of 11.5 percent in 2012, according to a report released on Friday, but the country still came in dead last among industrialized nations on this measure of infant...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Gun violence is a public health issue and research needs to be conducted on ways to reduce it, Pennsylvania's medical establishment says. The Pennsylvania Medical Society's House of Delegates this weekend voted on a resolution to declare gun violence a...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 3:54 PM
Wendell Morris stopped recently at a Rite Aid drugstore in Santa Monica to get a flu shot.
A worker at the pharmacy said Morris' insurer, Anthem Blue Cross, didn't cover flu shots. So Morris paid about $30 out of pocket for the vaccination.
| Nov 7, 2013
| 3:43 PM
What is a trans fat, and why is it so dangerous that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants it removed from the food supply?
These are just some of the questions on the minds of diners as they digest Thursday’s FDA action. Although...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 1:41 PM
The number of Americans taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs is set to double under new guidelines unveiled Tuesday by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Assn.
The goal of prescribing statins to as many as 70 million people is...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 9:41 AM
Employers tried the carrot, then a small stick. Now they are turning to bigger cudgels.
For years they encouraged workers to improve their health and productivity with free screenings, discounted gym memberships and gift cards to lose weight. More...