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At Jamestown Settlement, Dr. Barry and Barbara Menna of Huntington, N.Y., 2014 participants in the "All sortes of Herbes" private tour, leave with a take-home posy of herbs. (Photo courtesy Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation/TNS)

Diggin’ In: Long History Of Herbs To Spice Up Food, Health

Herbs are extremely useful.

August 28, 2015

Vaccine Success Holds Hope For End To Deadly Scourge Of Ebola

A recent trial in Guinea found an Ebola vaccine to have been 100 percent effective.

July 31, 2015

Studies Find Exercise Is The Best Medicine For Many Ills

For many injuries and chronic illnesses, mobility is the best medicine.

February 25, 2015
Photo: Vials of measles, mumps and rubella vaccine are displayed on a counter at a Walgreens Pharmacy on January 26, 2015 in Mill Valley, California (AFP/Justin Sullivan)

Generational Ignorance On Vaccines Affects Us All

Why young Americans haven’t wrapped their heads around the critical importance of vaccination.

February 7, 2015
Pills

Reduce Your Drug Costs Instantly With These Simple Changes

Here are 11 ways to cut down your drug costs.

February 4, 2015
Obamacare sign up explodes after Trump elected

Maximizing Your Health Benefits Before Year’s End

Your insurer must provide a simple “summary of benefits” that can help you save money — before the New Year.

December 9, 2014

U.S. Ebola Survivor Reveals Identity, Says He’s Grateful

Inside Dr. Ian Crozier’s fight with Ebola.

December 8, 2014

An Electronic Blood Sensor Becomes Reality

The future is now for medical technology.

December 5, 2014

Are You A Registered Organ Donor?

Registering as an organ donor comes down to a question of trust of doctors and the medical profession.

December 2, 2014

Son’s Death Led Her To Found Brain Tumor Registry

An edited conversation with the indefatigable president and administrator of the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States (CBTRUS).

November 24, 2014

Ebola Treatment Center Opens Its Doors In Texas

Learn more about this cutting-edge weapon to fight the deadly disease.

October 23, 2014

‘Physician-Scientists’ Transform Health Care For Amish, Mennonite

A clinic run from a cornfield in Pennsylvania is making a big difference in identifying rare diseases.

October 14, 2014

Breathing Race Into The Machine

What happens when racism and science cross?

October 6, 2014

Two More Studies Say FDA Is Bad At Regulating Medical Devices

How the FDA could be putting your health at risk.

October 1, 2014

Sierra Leone Quarantines One million Ahead Of UN Ebola Talks

Get the latest on the epidemic sweeping across Western Africa.

September 25, 2014

Ending Life On Your Terms

After years of worrying about “death panels,” the adults have finally taken over the debate.

September 23, 2014

When Cancer Simply Vanishes, Could It Be A Key To A Cure?

Could scientists be closer to a breakthrough than we think?

September 19, 2014

Rate Of Fatal Overdoses Involving Pain Medications Slows, CDC Says

By Lisa Girion, Los Angeles Times Fatal overdoses involving prescription painkillers have increased every year for more than a decade, but a government study has found for the first time that the rate is slowing. Before 2006, the age-adjusted rate of painkiller-involved deaths grew by 18 percent per year, according to a report issued Tuesday […]

September 16, 2014

Celebrity Doctor’s Alternative Approach To Vaccines Frustrates Disease Experts

By Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times Maureen Viereck arrived at Dr. Bob Sears’ office in Dana Point, Calif., with her four-year-old son to meet the pediatrician and discuss her concerns about vaccines. She worries that immunizations cause health problems, and friends had told her about Sears and his book. “I’m vegan,” she said, and in […]

September 11, 2014

Study: Dementia Patients Continue To Get Medications With Little To No Benefit

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — More than half of nursing home patients who suffer severe dementia and are likely to die within a year or two are administered medications that offer little to no benefit and may cause pointless discomfort, a new study finds. The latest research, published in JAMA Internal […]

September 9, 2014

New Republican Pitch To Female Voters: Over-The-Counter Birth Control

By Cathleen Decker, Los Angeles Times Elections have consequences, and those consequences are most acutely felt, it seems, in closely contested elections. In at least four hot races across the nation, Republican candidates have adopted a new approach to birth control: It should be available over the counter. “More rights, more freedom,” Republican Cory Gardner […]

September 5, 2014

Quasi-Legal Street Drug Poses New Lethal Threat To Users

By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times Emergency physicians are bracing for a new rash of overdoses of a drug that looks like heroin but may not respond to commonly used doses of the opiate-reversal drug naloxone because it is so powerful, a new study reports. The threat comes from an emerging street drug called acetyl […]

August 18, 2014

How Kentucky Tobacco Grew A Possible Miracle Drug For Ebola Problem

When two American aid workers came down with the deadly Ebola virus recently, an experimental treatment materialized seemingly out of nowhere. How did a possible miracle drug for one of the deadliest diseases in Africa come to be grown half a world away in a small town in Kentucky? Because of chewing tobacco, malaria, Charles […]

August 11, 2014

CDC Chief: U.S. Ebola Patient ‘Seems To Be Improving’

Washington (AFP) – A U.S. doctor infected with the Ebola virus “seems to be improving,” a top U.S. health official said Sunday after the aid worker was flown back to the United States from Africa for treatment. Kent Brantly, one of two American aid workers infected with the deadly virus in West Africa, is being […]

August 4, 2014

‘Experimental Serum’ Is Offered To U.S. Ebola Patients

Washington (AFP) – A U.S. doctor stricken with Ebola in Liberia was offered an experimental serum but insisted that his colleague receive it instead, a Christian aid agency said Thursday. There is no known cure for Ebola, which has killed 729 people in Sierra Leone, Guinea, Nigeria and Liberia since March as West Africa faces […]

August 1, 2014