For people who have a lot of weight to lose, weight-loss surgery appears more effective than diet and exercise, a new review suggests.
Although younger children in California are drinking less soda and other sugary beverages, teens in the state are actually drinking more, according to a report released Thursday.
If avoiding an achy, feverish week or so laid up with the flu doesn’t motivate you to get a flu shot, a new study linking flu shots to a lower incidence of heart disease might persuade you to roll up ...
Exercising for fun may lower the risk of high blood pressure, but heavy lifting on the job does not offer the same benefit, according to a new review of the evidence.
In the study, “Microbial Contamination of Human Milk Purchased via the Internet,” published in the November 2013 issue of Pediatrics, researchers purchased 102 cross-sectional samples of human milk through a popular U.S. milk-sharing website.
No GMOs. That’s the message from Los Angeles City Councilmen Paul Koretz and Mitch O’Farrell, who introduced a motion today to ban the growing or selling of genetically modified seeds or plants in Los Angeles.
Halloween is the sweetest holiday of the year, making it a favorite for giddy children who dream of giant bags of candy. Before they rush out the door on Halloween night, make sure your kids and their fellow trick-or-treaters are ...
Sleep education for parents of children with autism helps improve the youngsters’ behavior and quality of life, according to a new study.
One percent of people infected with HIV have a second line of defense deep in their immune system, which serves as a back-up for the body’s defenses that get wiped out by the virus, according to a new study.
For nearly two weeks, I was a failure — a complete and utter failure. Ever since October 1, when Healthcare.gov went live, I’ve tried to go on the site and enroll.
More than 25,000 people walked 10 kilometers through West Hollywood and the Fairfax district Sunday in the 29th annual AIDS Walk Los Angeles, raising in excess of $2.5 million for AIDS Project Los Angeles and 27 other Los Angeles County-based ...
Pizza is one of America’s favorite foods, as it is easy to prepare and fun to share. Families are often looking for ways to enjoy this tasty dish and still feel good about staying on track with enjoyable, mindful eating.
Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius recently recognized more than 900 Champions for Coverage nationwide.
Hawaii health officials are asking stores to pull a fat-burning supplement from shelves after officials linked it to cases of liver failure and acute hepatitis in 29 people.
A Salmonella outbreak linked to a California poultry producer has sickened approximately 278 people in 18 states, health officials say. As of Tuesday morning, no recall had been issued.