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  • L.A. Now Live: Discuss 'problem prescribers,' chronic drug abusers

    L.A. Now Live: Discuss 'problem prescribers,' chronic drug abusers
    Join Times staff writer Lisa Girion for an online chat at 12:30 p.m. on how doctors are fueling the nation's prescription drug epidemic. A new government study found that doctors now represent the primary source of narcotic painkillers for chronic...
  • First trial of LSD as medicine in 40 years shows promise

    First trial of LSD as medicine in 40 years shows promise
    For the first time in more than four decades, the drug lysergic acid diethylamide -- better known as LSD -- has been the experimental adjunct to psychotherapy in a controlled clinical trial approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. And a newly...
  • Teenage pregnancy, birth, abortion rates all falling, report says

    Teenage pregnancy, birth, abortion rates all falling, report says
    Looks like good news may come in threes. The teenage pregnancy rate, birth rate and abortion rate have all dropped sharply since their respective  peaks in the 1990s, according to new research by the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit organization...
  • City of Hope hosts reunion of bone marrow donors, recipients

    City of Hope hosts reunion of bone marrow donors, recipients
    Standing next to each other, Kayla Saikaly and Adi Versano looked like sisters. Their families marveled at the similarities — both with dark hair and wearing peach-colored dresses. But not only are they unrelated, they live half a world apart....
  • Friday Morning Reads: Prescription drugs, health care enrollment and Rick Scott

    TALLAHASSEE -- Good morning and happy Friday.   Here's what we're reading this morning.     * CVS is cracking down on doctors showing patterns of prescribing high dosage prescription painkillers on a regular basis, the Orlando Sentinel reports....
  • Study: Oreos as addictive as cocaine

    Study: Oreos as addictive as cocaine
    It should come as no surprise to anyone that Oreo cookies were found to be as addictive as cocaine in a recent study. Our bodies are wired to like sugary, fatty foods, but it's not a habit that can't be kicked, according to New York City Dr. Timothy...
  • FDA plan to reduce antibiotic use in meat is a major step

    FDA plan to reduce antibiotic use in meat is a major step
    Make no mistake about it, the Food and Drug Administration’s decision Wednesday to encourage reductions in the use of antibiotics in livestock production is a very big deal. Granted, it doesn’t go as far as many advocates would prefer --...
  • For Valentine's Day, 9 foods you didn't know were aphrodisiacs

    For Valentine's Day, 9 foods you didn't know were aphrodisiacs
    Certain foods are believed to be aphrodisiacs, or foods that can help increase sexual drive and fertility. For instance, some would say a meal of oysters, with a glass of red wine and chocolate souffle, would be great for your libido, if not your...
  • Ludo Lefebvre, Funny or Die video poke fun at Cafe Gratitude, Red Medicine

    Ludo Lefebvre, Funny or Die video poke fun at Cafe Gratitude, Red Medicine
    Vegan food in L.A. is all about sunshine, smiles, peace, love and unicorns right? Not when you're in a Funny or Die video.  Chef Ludo Lefebvre (Ludo Bites, Trois Mec) makes his comedic debut in the new Funny or Die video "Cafe Attitude," which pokes fun...
  • Ravens CB Asa Jackson suspended eight games for violating NFL drug policy

    Ravens CB Asa Jackson suspended eight games for violating NFL drug policy
    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...
  • Caffeine can help memory: Have a latte, stop forgetting

    Caffeine can help memory: Have a latte, stop forgetting
    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...