| Oct 15, 2013
| 5:33 PM
For the 78 million American adults who are obese and may be ready to lose a significant amount of weight, a new study has some advice: Don't go it alone.
The study was conducted with a grant from Weight Watchers International and carried out, in part,...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 12:34 PM
Lying awake at night staring at the ceiling is never fun. But we all experience this insomnia at some points in our lives. When sleeplessness becomes chronic, it can cause other health and lifestyle problems. Dr. Audrey Liu, a sleep specialist at Mercy...
| 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...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 2:07 PM
To vaccinate or not to vaccinate. That ... really shouldn’t be the question. But for some reason it is in America.
Deadly diseases such as measles and polio are no longer a threat to the majority of vaccinated Americans. (As The Times’...
| 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...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 6:35 PM
The big guy in the water pitcher-filter market has practically become a common name, like Kleenex. But even Brita's most ardent fans might agree that those plastic containers aren't dinner party elegant.
There's a new player hoping to fill that spot:...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...