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Study: Violence rises with temperature

While social commentators have long suggested that extreme heat can unleash the beast in man, formal study of the so-called heat hypothesis - the theory that high temperatures fuel violent behavior - is relatively new.

August 03, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Study: Narcotics ordered too often for back pain

Doctors have increasingly ignored clinical guidelines for the treatment of routine back pain by prescribing powerful and addictive narcotics instead of other recommended painkillers, according to a new study.

July 31, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Tall women's cancer risk is higher, researchers find

LOS ANGELES - The taller a postmenopausal woman is, the greater risk she faces of developing cancer, according to a new study.

July 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Silver vs. infections: The old is new again

LOS ANGELES - Thousands of years before the discovery of microbes or the invention of antibiotics, silver was used to protect wounds from infection and to preserve food and water.

June 21, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Findings point to origin of turtle shell

LOS ANGELES - It's a debate that's left more than a few scientists shell-shocked: Just how did the turtle come to acquire its unique suit of armor?

June 01, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Studies: Cutting hospital intern shifts may not cut down errors

It's been 15 years now, but Dr. Sanjay Desai remembers the brutal hours he worked as a young medical intern and how he struggled with fatigue while treating patients.

March 26, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

Voyager has left solar system - but no, it seems

It was welcome news to Earthlings: The Voyager 1 spacecraft had seemingly crossed a momentous threshold and become the first man-made object to enter interstellar space.

March 22, 2013 12:00 amLoading…

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