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  • Six children, ages 2 to 10, killed in fire

    Fire swept through a house in southwestern Pennsylvania, killing six young children and a woman. The young victims were four girls who ranged in age from 5 to 10, and two boys ages 2 and 3. Authorities said the woman was the mother of three of the...
  • O. Carl Simonton dies at 66; oncologist pioneered mind-body connection to fight cancer

    Dr. O. Carl Simonton, a radiation oncologist who popularized the mind-body connection in fighting cancer and helped push the once-controversial notion into mainstream medicine, has died. He was 66. Simonton, who founded a cancer-care clinic in Pacific...
  • Dr. Joel D. Weisman dies at 66; among the first doctors to detect AIDS

    Dr. Joel D. Weisman dies at 66; among the first doctors to detect AIDS
    Dr. Joel D. Weisman, who was one of the first physicians to detect the AIDS epidemic and who became a national advocate for AIDS research, treatment and prevention, died Saturday at his Westwood home. He was 66. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: An...
  • Malaria's sting spreads as temperatures rise

    THANGATHI, KENYA -- The boy was feverish, vomiting, and wouldn't eat. His mother rushed him to a village clinic, suspecting measles, typhoid or one of the other usual childhood ailments found in Kenya's central highlands. Instead, the doctor diagnosed...
  • The path to assisted suicide

    Contrary to an Aug. 11 Times editorial, AB 2747 is a legally confused solution to non-existent problems that opens the way to doctor-assisted suicide. This legislation is not cut and dry; rather, it raises substantive policy questions relating to...
  • Covering the uninsured: A cost that pays

    Covering the uninsured: A cost that pays
    Access to affordable healthcare in the United States is an entitlement, a perquisite or a fantasy, depending on a seemingly arbitrary matrix of factors. Government insurance programs are available for the elderly, the permanently disabled, people with...
  • Act on gay rights bill

    In light of the illness of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), Democratic leaders in the Senate have indicated that they will not bring up a civil rights bill he has championed this year. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, approved last year by the...
  • The reality of rationing

    The reality of rationing
    Opponents of the main Democratic proposals for healthcare reform warn that consumers would be stopped from getting the care they need when they need it. President Obama's plan is "rationing," one political strategist blogged. It's an unrealistic...
  • Dirty pools face a wave of closures

    Dirty pools face a wave of closures
    Last week, a little boy plunged into a pool at an apartment complex in Highland Park. It was a warm day, and he was indulging in a ritual -- seeking relief in a refuge of cool bliss -- that plays out all over Southern California on such days. But...
  • Homes for the hardest of the hard-core homeless

    Homes for the hardest of the hard-core homeless
    The searchers carved skid row into quadrants and advanced in small groups, aiming flashlights into the cold. They moved between nylon tents and cardboard lean-tos in the Toy District, where junkies had stripped the streetlights and left whole blocks in...
  • With HIV, growing older faster

    With HIV, growing older faster
    Larry Gibson first spotted Dennis Golay outside West Hollywood's French Market Place. By the time he was halfway across Santa Monica Boulevard, he'd fallen in love. It was Nov. 14, 1981 -- Golay's 34th birthday. Seven years later, both men tested...