| Feb 3, 2015
| 5:48 PM
While not exactly motherhood or apple pie, stopping the spread of communicable diseases would seem to be the rare issue that transcends political differences, even in these fiercely partisan times.
But the debate that arose this week over childhood...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 5:23 PM
In a move described as “bold” by supporters and potentially reckless by detractors, Britain’s House of Commons voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to allow the creation of babies using DNA from three people.
Lawmakers spent 90 minutes...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 4:41 PM
The carcasses of thousands of small birds called Cassin's auklets have been washing ashore over the last few months from Northern California up to the north coast of Washington.
Scientists along the Pacific Coast have been trying to determine what is...
| 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...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 11:23 AM
One of the supposed strengths of academic publishing is its reliance on a peer-review process. Someone writes a paper or collates research and others in the field assess the work for validity, accuracy and intellectual rigor before a journal publishes it....
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Scientists have published a new map of gene variations that influence the risk for various brain diseases and conditions, including Alzheimer’s.
More than 200 researchers & testers involved—in Project ENIGMA–(for Enhancing Neuro Imaging...
| 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 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...