| Nov 17, 2014
| 9:31 PM
A frantic, 36-hour effort to save the life of Dr. Martin Salia at the Nebraska Medical Center included a rare dose of the experimental Ebola drug ZMapp, hospital officials disclosed Monday.
The 44-year-old surgeon contracted the virus while treating...
| Oct 11, 2014
| 1:40 PM
Passengers arriving from the three countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa began undergoing enhanced screening Saturday before being allowed through immigration at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, the first of five ports of...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 12:05 AM
More than 5 million Californians — most of them in Los Angeles and Kern counties — live near an oil or gas well, and expanding drilling in the state could increase their exposure to health risks, according to a report released Wednesday by a...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Port of Los Angeles authorities are beginning an extensive harbor cleanup in the aftermath of a fire that burned through much of a wharf and released toxic gases and smoke into surrounding communities.
The largest fire at the port in decades erupted...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 6:34 PM
As medical researchers struggle to produce desperately needed drugs to fight the Ebola outbreak, the World Health Organization on Friday endorsed an old-school remedy that is already abundant in Africa — the blood of people who have survived...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 7:21 PM
Extracting natural gas for energy from shale rock deep underground requires lots of water, but much of the world's shale gas is in regions where water is already scarce, including part of California, according to a study issued Tuesday.
The amount of...
| Sep 2, 2014
| 9:37 PM
With the Ebola outbreak threatening to spiral out of control, U.S. officials unveiled a multimillion-dollar plan Tuesday aimed at getting a promising drug out of American research labs and into African hospitals and clinics more quickly.
| Aug 25, 2014
| 8:36 PM
President Obama is considering a plan to designate the San Gabriel Mountains a national monument, an action intended to address crowding and pollution, and enhance recreational opportunities for a range that lies within an hour's drive for 10 million...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 7:34 PM
Maureen Viereck arrived at Dr. Bob Sears' Dana Point office with her 4-year-old son, having driven from San Diego to meet the pediatrician and discuss her concerns about vaccines.
She worries that immunizations cause health problems, and friends had...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 6:00 AM
So what's the big stink over wood-aged cheese anyway? Is it deadly or just delicious?
Artisanal cheese-makers raised a fuss recently when an FDA official suggested that wooden cheese shelves posed a public health risk because they were not "adequately...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:00 AM
Have you ever wanted to stick a thermocouple in a carrot and chart the rate at which it heats in a steamer, in a pot of boiling water and in a hot oven? Does the phrase “latent heat of condensation” fill your heart with joy?
Boy, are you...