Column: Biden says he wants to bring down drug prices. His actions tell a different story
A prostate cancer drug developed at UCLA with federal funds costs more than three times as much in the U.S. as anywhere else. President Biden could have forced a price cut, but didn't. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 24, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Michael Hiltzik Source Type: news

How immune are we? Why answering this question is essential for post-pandemic life
In order to move through a world where the coronavirus is endemic, we need a reliable way to assess our individual level of immunity. Here's how we can. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 20, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Melissa Healy Source Type: news

Column: Eli Lilly is slashing insulin prices, but hold your applause
Eli Lilly's price cuts on insulin will increase its profits, thanks to America's bizarre drug pricing system. Don't mistake its move for philanthropy. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 17, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Michael Hiltzik Source Type: news

Is a common industrial chemical fueling the spread of Parkinson's disease?
Researchers theorize that a widely used degreasing chemical -- found in the soil near some residential areas -- may be linked to Parkinson's disease. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 15, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Tony Briscoe Source Type: news

Age, drought, rodents and neglect weaken California levees, heightening flood danger
The Pajaro River levee failure points to hazards that California has yet to address in many areas where communities are vulnerable, experts say. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 14, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Susanne Rust, Ian James Source Type: news

Column: Brain-twisted or brain-washed — can crossword puzzles and word games sharpen memory?
General health, exercise and good sleep habits — not mental gymnastics — are the best tools for brain health. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 11, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Steve Lopez Source Type: news

Biden administration seeks billions to stop a killer: Hepatitis C
The Biden administration is seeking billions of dollars for a new push to wipe out hepatitis C, a virus that kills thousands of people annually in the U.S. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 9, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Emily Alpert Reyes Source Type: news

Opinion: I called for more research on the COVID 'lab leak theory.' Here's what I found out
Contrary to conclusions by the Department of Energy and the FBI, the science on the pandemic's origins stacks up in favor of a jump from animals to humans. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 8, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Michael Worobey Source Type: news

Could a Texas judge halt abortion pill access, even in safe havens like California?
A Trump-appointed conservative judge will rule on abortion pills. The effect could be greatest in blue states like California. Here's what you need to know. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 7, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Jenny Jarvie Source Type: news

DeSantis and other Black studies critics have it all wrong, says this California archaeologist
California archaeologist Ayana Omilade Flewellen sees the war on AP Black studies and other teachings as a sign that America isn't ready to confront injustice. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 6, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Tyrone Beason Source Type: news

For this California archaeologist, Black history isn't a political weapon. It's a personal inspiration
California archaeologist Ayana Omilade Flewellen sees the war on AP Black studies and other teachings as a sign that America isn't ready to confront injustice. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 6, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Tyrone Beason Source Type: news

Editorial: Abortion opponents are trying to revoke FDA approval of a drug. That's scary
Abortion opponents' lawsuit to revoke the FDA's authorization of one drug used in medication abortion is just an effort to thwart access to abortion. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 6, 2023 Category: Science Authors: The Times Editorial Board Source Type: news

Abcarian: Could our love affair with sugar and artificial sweeteners literally break our hearts?
A new study finds an association between erythritol, a popular sweetener, and heightened cardiovascular risk. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 5, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Robin Abcarian Source Type: news

Opinion: How has American healthcare gone so wrong?
I see patients who need prescriptions but can't find them and patients who need mental health care but can't get appointments. The healthcare system is collapsing all around us. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 4, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Daniel J. Stone Source Type: news

Abcarian: Mask mandates? COVID origins? Why are we still having these debates?
We may never have a definitive answer to COVID's origins. Reserve your anger for the way the Trump administration bungled its response to the disease. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - March 1, 2023 Category: Science Authors: Robin Abcarian Source Type: news