lumps in the melting pot

LA Times: Every day, chronically ill Latino patients stream into Harbor-UCLA Medical Center’s family medicine clinic. Some have neglected their health because they’re flummoxed or alienated by the medical system, Dr. Gloria Sanchez believes — in desperate...

last week’s most significant story

No, not the terror attacks in France. No, not the 2000 innocents slaughtered by Boko Haram in Nigeria. It is this: Antibiotic breakthrough may signal the end of drug-resistant superbugs Scientists have come across a potential game-changer in the fight against...

Does Dr. Oz promote snake oil?

Alice Walton, Forbes …Representatives from the Dr. Oz show told me today that the apparent lack of scientific evidence behind his recommendations is actually a good thing, and speaks to the show’s larger goal of challenging conventional scientific wisdom. “The...

Sniffing out a longer life

Elizabeth Palermo at Live Science If you want to know how long you’ll live, your nose might help you sniff out the answer, a new study suggests. In a study of older adults, researchers have found a link between the inability to identify certain scents— like...