December 5, 1996 |
Santa Barbara resident Richard F.X. O'Connor has just signed on as executive editor of Renaissance Books, a new publishing company at 5858 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles. He will seek nonfiction titles for publication next year. During his 35 years in publishing, O'Connor has worked both sides of the aisle as author, audio-books editor and marketing director for Doubleday Publishing and the Waldenbooks chain. This week he adds to his credits publication of "How to Market You & Your Book."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 6, 1989 |
Researchers, homing in on the chemistry behind putting on pounds, have come up with some compounds that hold promise for combatting obesity, middle-aged spread and more. Recent findings on the hormones that govern waist size help explain why people tend to gain weight as they get older despite no change in diet or exercise patterns, and why some people gain 10 pounds eating the same amount of food as someone who gains no weight. Although the findings are preliminary and most involve animal research, some scientists are excited about the results.
September 11, 2006 |
THE little blue pill known as Viagra is keeping many men in pleasure, and for a while there was hope that it would do the same for women. But now researchers know that women need something different to improve their desire for sex, and their enjoyment of it. "A number of compounds effective in men have limited utility in women," says Dr. Taylor Segraves, a psychiatrist at Case Western School of Medicine in Cleveland.