| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:49 PM
The Food and Drug Administration late Monday approved a new antidepressant medication that is a novel variant on the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs, that have become the mainstay of depression treatment. The drug, whose generic chemical...
| Oct 17, 2013
It should come as no surprise to anyone that Oreo cookies were found to be as addictive as cocaine in a recent study. Our bodies are wired to like sugary, fatty foods, but it's not a habit that can't be kicked, according to New York City Dr. Timothy...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 10:59 AM
Make no mistake about it, the Food and Drug Administration’s decision Wednesday to encourage reductions in the use of antibiotics in livestock production is a very big deal.
Granted, it doesn’t go as far as many advocates would prefer --...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Certain foods are believed to be aphrodisiacs, or foods that can help increase sexual drive and fertility. For instance, some would say a meal of oysters, with a glass of red wine and chocolate souffle, would be great for your libido, if not your...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 6:00 PM
Vegan food in L.A. is all about sunshine, smiles, peace, love and unicorns right? Not when you're in a Funny or Die video.
Chef Ludo Lefebvre (Ludo Bites, Trois Mec) makes his comedic debut in the new Funny or Die video "Cafe Attitude," which pokes fun...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 5:44 PM
Some 15 years ago, Andrew Carroll heard the story: During the Civil War, Edwin Booth, brother of Lincoln assassin John Wilkes Booth, saved the life of Lincoln's son Robert at a New Jersey train station.
Intrigued, Carroll started digging. He not only...