| 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 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 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 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 3, 2013
NARENDRA NAGAR, India — I am a dharma disaster, a chakra calamity.
I cannot meditate. My inner hamster is a maniac, and my legs refuse to cross for that long. So when the saried woman with the serene kohled eyes tells me that I have a private...
| 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...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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