| Aug 22, 2013
| 5:20 AM
Nothing gets our attention like pain.
But pain is more than the body’s miniature cattle prod to get us to heed a wound, rest a swollen ankle, or stop eating chili peppers. Pain may be the language between animals and microbes.
Far from being a...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 4:44 PM
New research finds that copper in amounts readily found in our drinking water, the foods we eat and the vitamin supplements we take likely plays a key role in initiating and fueling the abnormal protein build-up and brain inflammation that are hallmarks...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 10:44 PM
Injured slugger Albert Pujols was able to witness firsthand Monday night what he saw on television over the last week and a half: an Angels team that has nothing to play for acting like a team that has everything to play for.
Shortstop Erick Aybar broke...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 2:15 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women who have diets high in omega-3 fatty acids derived from fish are less likely to develop rheumatoid arthritis than those who skimp on fish, new research suggests.
Researchers surveyed Swedish women about their diets and...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 7:14 PM
It’s a twist on the old joke: If the day ends in a “y” it must be time for the Dodgers to put someone on the disabled list.
So Tuesday rolled around and Scott Van Slyke found himself a member of the Dodgers’ most popular club,...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Many people suffer from taste and smell disorders, but too often they're sent away without treatment. With the first clinic in the United Kingdom dedicated to these conditions, Carl Philpott aims to change that.
Philpott is an ear, nose...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 4:26 PM
The little monsters will have to wait a little longer for their Gaga fix. Lady Gaga, who was scheduled to play Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center on Feb. 19 and 20, has canceled the rest of her Born This Way Ball......
| Dec 8, 2012
| 10:27 AM
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center said Friday that a heart surgeon unwittingly infected five patients during valve replacement surgeries, due to tiny tears in his latex surgical glove, earlier this year. The infections caused four of the patients to need a...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 4:43 PM
Of all the weight-loss tips out there, which one should people keep in mind above all others? I asked Dr. Mehmet Oz to keep it simple. “Have protein within an hour of awakening in the morning,” Oz said. “It's simple to do. Anyone can...
| Apr 29, 2013
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April 29, 2013
Q: My 5-year-old daughter just had her adenoids and tonsils removed because of snoring...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Seeds are a crucial food source for birds, squirrels, livestock and other animals, especially during winter. For humans, edible seeds provide a delicious, nutrient-packed punch to meals and snacks, and are the source of most of our cooking oils, as well...