| Oct 18, 2014
| 9:27 PM
On Friday in Virginia, there was a flurry of activity at the Pentagon when a woman who said she had been to Africa vomited in the parking lot.
Did she have Ebola? No.
A day later in Texas, there was another flurry when word got around that a woman who...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 10:40 AM
With two Texas nurses diagnosed with Ebola still hospitalized, a newly formed state task force on infectious diseases met Thursday for the first time to review the state’s medical and public health preparedness to cope with the deadly virus.
| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:56 PM
Viagra may no longer be just for the gentlemen. A new study suggests that those little blue pills may also help women, though not in the way you might think.
Researchers have found that sildenafil citrate, the main ingredient in Viagra, Revatio and...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 5:05 PM
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...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Many federal programs aimed at preventing psychological problems in military service members and their families have not been evaluated correctly to determine whether they are working and are not supported by science, says a new report commissioned by the...
| Sep 22, 2013
Re "When less medicine is more," Opinion, Sept. 18
We can save some of the $700 billion a year that Dr. Glenn D. Braunstein says is spent on ineffective care by reforming medical malpractice.
Much of the reason doctors run too many tests is to...
| Sep 17, 2013
Re "Taking aim at drug abuse," Sept. 16
Like virtually all other measures in California and across the nation that address the prescription drug crisis, the drug monitoring system called for in SB 809 focuses entirely on the supply side of the equation....
| Aug 17, 2013
Re "A closely guarded list," Aug. 11
It is unnecessary to require Purdue Pharma to disclose the names of California physicians who overprescribe the painkiller OxyContin, because the state already has that information.
As The Times has previously...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Bryan Cranston has a message to the legions of "Breaking Bad" fans who are worked into a frenzy about next week's series finale: Simply, thank you.
"Our little show about a depressed man who gets terminal lung cancer and starts cooking crystal meth...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 1:27 PM
Ravens reserve cornerback Asa Jackson has been suspended without pay for eight games for his second violation of the NFL’s policy on performance-enhancing drugs.
Jackson served a four-game suspension as a rookie last year. Both suspensions stem...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Many people typically need a cup of coffee for a caffeine kick to get through the morning, but according to a recent study published by the Nature Neuroscience journal, caffeine can also help enhance your memory.
In an experiment conducted by Michael...