| May 20, 2011
At the farthest fringe of the Inland Empire, southeast of the hardscrabble town of Hemet, lies the world center of summer grapefruit, one of the least known and most fascinating of California's agricultural niches. The major commercial grapefruit...
| Mar 19, 2011
Peter Wood, 81, a Stanford University professor of medicine whose research helped decode the effects of diet and exercise on human health, died March 3 in Palo Alto of bile duct cancer, the university announced.
In a pioneering study published in 1977,...
| Jan 18, 2012
Wylie W. Vale Jr., a professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla and an internationally renowned expert on brain hormones who led a team of Salk researchers that discovered the brain hormone that triggers the body's reaction to...
| Nov 13, 2010
Dr. Richard J. Bing, a research cardiologist, composer and author who has been called a "Renaissance man" and "a man for all seasons," died Monday at his home in La Cañada Flintridge. He had celebrated his 101st birthday a month earlier and had been...
| Sep 1, 2010
Laurent Fignon, the Frenchman who won the Tour de France in 1983 and 1984 and lost to American Greg LeMond in 1989 in the race's closest finish, has died of cancer. He was 50.
Fignon died Tuesday, the French cycling federation announced. Fignon said in...
| Aug 23, 2010
As summer winds down, another new school year brings fresh notebooks, sharp pencils and — for many kids — a new cycle of sleep deprivation.
With classes that start as early as 7 a.m. and buses that pull up long before sunrise, some 80% of...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 5:13 PM
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African American women have higher rates of a type of breast cancer that isn't dependent for growth on the hormones estrogen or progesterone. They also have a higher rate of childbearing...
| Mar 2, 2011
| 1:48 PM
There's something inexplicable about our relationship with coffee. It percolates through our day from the moment we wake, enlivening our senses and galvanizing us into action. It's an affair that has been going on for more than 500 years, since the...
| Mar 16, 2011
| 1:06 PM
All calories are not created equal. Some require more energy to digest, giving you "a bigger bang for your buck," says dietician Leslie Bonci, director of sports nutrition at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and an author of the upcoming book...
| May 20, 2011
| 8:32 PM
Men, it's your health and happiness or hers. Women, it's your health and happiness or his. At the end of the day, if there's housework to be done (and there's always housework to be done) and you’re both employed (as almost 52% of married couples...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 12:07 PM
You can't sleep. You've tried counting sheep, drinking warm milk, maybe even taking medications like Benadryl or sleeping pills.
Maybe next you should try cooling your brain.
According to research presented Monday at Sleep 2011, the annual meeting of...