| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:30 PM
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- While the Obama administration offers life support to its Affordable Care Act, in the UK a growing number of people are asking whether it's time to pull the plug on the National Health Service (NHS), which is in critical...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 1:30 PM
The old line about a lie traveling halfway around the world before the truth can get its boots on certainly applies to the supposed link between autism and the MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) vaccine-- in spades.
Aaron Carroll, the pediatrician and medical...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Scientists know that the best way to make a vodka martini is to mix the ingredients with a thin wooden spoon -- it combines the ingredients effectively without raising the drink’s temperature the way a metal stirrer would. So why would James Bond,...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 6:24 AM
Joseph Dadivas says that by the time he had reached his late 30s, he had already lost several of his friends and family members to cancer and other illnesses. Another friend, who had been diagnosed with lung cancer, went through intense pain after the...
| Dec 15, 2013
Cutting edge companies often walk a tightrope between regulators trying to keep their technologies under control and marketers trying to push them out to consumers as fast as possible.
That's where a Silicon Valley company named 23andMe is today. The...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Fourteen bipartisan members of the House of Representatives urged lawmakers Wednesday to block Chinese poultry from school lunches and other national nutrition programs because of the country’s poor food safety record.
In a letter, the 12...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 4:33 PM
A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers is trying to bar Chinese poultry from federal school lunch and other nutrition programs because of China's poor record on food safety.
On Wednesday, 12 Democratic representatives and two Republicans called for...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 2:26 PM
The next time Los Angeles diners consult Yelp for restaurant reviews, they won't only get an idea what neighbors thought of an establishment's ambiance, service or decor -- they'll also see if county inspectors thought it was a safe place to eat....
| Dec 20, 2013
Cold weather tips
The Department of Health offers information on how to safely enjoy cold weather: Visit the website aahealth.org. Click on "cold weather tips" under "Hot topics." This includes dressings for cold weather, suggestions for items to have at...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:08 PM
Certain types of cancer, particularly melanoma and breast cancer, metastasize by shedding malignant cells into the body's lymph system, where they travel to nearby lymph nodes and form new colonies. From there, the cells can spread to other organs,...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
If you Googled something today, you experienced university research in action. In the mid-1990s, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, then doctoral students at Stanford, developed the algorithms that developed into their ubiquitous search engine. Likewise,...