| Oct 11, 2011
| 5:00 AM
In response to Kevin A. Sabet's recent opinion piece ("Drug legalization: Wrong lesson of Prohibition," Oct. 9), I don't know which is more abhorrent — that a Baltimore newspaper would run an op-ed championing Prohibition as "not as bad as you...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 2:35 PM
Murder charges were dropped this week against a 71-year-old Burbank man after officials determined that his wife was not the victim of a homicide, but instead died of a liver disease.
Joseph Robert Brancato had been charged with murder after allegedly...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 7:59 PM
The death of a 58-year-old homeless man is being attributed to hyperthermia and cold exposure, an autopsy found today.
Francisco Rojas was found early Monday on the 1900 block of South Ashland Avenue and was pronounced dead at 8:25 a.m. at John H....
| Dec 31, 2011
| 8:00 PM
Were you paying attention to the pop culture in 2011? It was certainly an eventful year, with pop stars and talk show hosts grabbing headlines and a colorful cast of Republican presidential hopefuls jockeying for position. Here's a little test to make...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 2:22 PM
Health districts serving the Peninsula are advising all primary care physicians that adults diagnosed with diabetes mellitus (Type 1 and 2) should be vaccinated against hepatitis B as soon as possible after diagnosis. The vaccine is particularly...
| May 17, 2011
| 6:05 PM
Television crime shows have helped popularize autopsies, but in reality these postmortem exams are becoming rarer every year. Today, hospitals perform autopsies on only about 5 percent of patients who die, down from roughly 50 percent in the 1960s. That's...
| May 18, 2011
| 5:36 PM
Hey, all you mega-macchiato males. Listen up, this one's just for you.
A Grande new study (make that Venti) from the National Cancer Institute says 6 or more cups of coffee each day may just save your life.
Actually, the study found you jumbo-java...
| May 23, 2011
| 3:53 PM
Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc's highly anticipated hepatitis C drug won U.S. approval, promising far higher cure rates for the liver-destroying disease and setting up a head-to-head marketing battle with a rival new medicine from Merck & Co.
Incivek, a pill...
| Apr 18, 2012
| 5:43 PM
It's not enough that we simply have to worry about the fat that's increasingly growing around our bellies.
Americans should also be concerned about the fat that they can't see: the stuff that's filling up their livers, more commonly known as Nonalcoholic...
| Dec 21, 2008
Dock Ellis, the former major league pitcher who claimed to have thrown a no-hitter while on LSD but later turned his exploits into the basis of an anti-drug crusade and counseling career, died Friday of liver disease at County-USC Medical Center. He was...
| Feb 1, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Didanosine, the second drug approved for the treatment of HIV infections and one of the oldest weapons in the AIDS armamentarium, has been found to produce rare cases of potentially fatal liver disease in patients taking it for long periods,......