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  • Rebels With a Cause Gala to Honor Tech Titan Larry Ellison

    Tech expert and philanthropist Larry Ellison, co-founder and CEO of enterprise software company Oracle Corp. will be honored at the second annual Rebels With a Cause gala March 20 at Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood. The event will feature special...
  • Prices of new hepatitis C drugs are tough to swallow for insurers

    A pair of new drugs to treat hepatitis C offer a cure for millions of Americans afflicted with the disease — but at a potentially staggering cost to taxpayers and health plans. Until now, therapies for hepatitis C helped only about half of...
  • O.C. now has largest measles outbreak in California

    O.C. now has largest measles outbreak in California
    Orange County health officials met in an emergency session this week after the latest measles tally showed the number of cases in the county had rocketed in the past few weeks. There are now 21 confirmed cases of measles in Orange County, the most of...
  • Specialty tier payments hurt patients [Commentary]

    Specialty tier payments hurt patients [Commentary]
    Health insurers in Maryland and throughout the country are jeopardizing patient health by dramatically and arbitrarily increasing the cost of vital medications. As insurers increasingly assign cancer treatments to so-called "specialty tier" cost...
  • Supporters of marijuana legalization misread history [Commentary]

    Supporters of marijuana legalization misread history [Commentary]
    Support for decriminalizing recreational marijuana use and increasing its medicinal availability spreads like an oil spill. Colorado and Washington's decriminalization, coupled with President Barack Obama musing that marijuana is no more dangerous than...
  • Feeling run over by the passage of time [Column]

    Sometime after giving birth to my first child, but before getting the third one out the door for good, something weird happened. I can't pinpoint the exact moment, but I'm guessing it was somewhere between learning to read with Dick and Jane and...
  • Research inspired by swine flu wins $100,000 at Intel science fair

    Research inspired by swine flu wins $100,000 at Intel science fair
    A project that could point the way to a new class of drugs to treat influenza won the top prize Tuesday night at the Intel Science Talent Search, netting 17-year-old Eric S. Chen a cool $100,000. Chen, a senior at Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego,...
  • Q&A: 'Divergent' co-star Ansel Elgort and author Veronica Roth

    Q&A: 'Divergent' co-star Ansel Elgort and author Veronica Roth
    When asked if there's a silver lining to the dystopian Chicago of "Divergent," Ansel Elgort and Veronica Roth got scientific. "Does it snow there?" asks Elgort, who plays Caleb, brother of Tris (Shailene Woodley). "Yes," says Roth, the suburban-Chicago-...
  • Center for Food Safety sues USDA over genetically modified alfalfa

    A food safety group filed a lawsuit in hopes of forcing the U.S. Department of Agriculture to release documents in court that could explain why the federal agency approved genetically engineered alfalfa despite its misgivings about environmental safety....
  • Measles cases continue to rise in California, officials warn

    Measles cases continue to rise in California, officials warn
    State health officials announced Friday that the number of measles cases in California was far higher compared to the same time last year. The California Department of Public Health confirmed 32 such cases so far this year, compared to three measles...
  • Cholesterol test now recommended for kids 9 to 11

    Cholesterol test now recommended for kids 9 to 11
    The face of cholesterol testing just got a lot younger. The American Academy of Pediatrics recently revised guidelines for annual well-child visits, adding a recommendation that all children between the ages of 9 and 11 get a dyslipidemiascreen, which...