California health officials on Wednesday declared electronic cigarettes a health threat that should be strictly regulated like tobacco products, joining other states and health advocates across the U.S. in seeking tighter controls as "vaping" grows in popularity.
A local ob-gyn accused of negligence could lose his medical license following the death of his patient’s unborn child.
California is now experiencing its worst measles outbreak in 15 years after several cases were reported in mid-December.
Two men have died of complications from the flu in Central California and sick children are packing area emergency departments.
In the Central Valley's Kern County, environmental-health director Donna Fenton confirmed problems with uranium levels in some private water wells, but was unable to immediately say if it was an increasing problem, as the study suggested. Testing for uranium is required as part of getting a drilling permit for a new water well, Fenton said.
A measles outbreak that originated at Disneyland has grown to 87 cases.
Kaiser Permanente nurses in California have approved a new contract that boosts pay and improves patient care along with health and safety protections for nurses, a union official said.
Fewer California parents opted out of vaccinations for their children entering kindergarten last year following the adoption of a law that makes it harder to go without the shots, state figures show.
On the American Lung Association’s annual state of tobacco control report, Bakersfield received failing grades across the board.
State Senators Bill Monning and Lois Wolk have proposed the End of Life Option Act, which would give people who are terminally ill the option of legally ending their lives with a doctor-prescribed lethal dose of drugs.
California public health officials say unvaccinated people and children too young to be immunized against measles should avoid Disneyland after new infections were linked to the theme park.
A recent measles outbreak traced to Disney theme parks in California includes five park employees who were infected, officials said Tuesday.
Los Angeles County is alerting physicians and hospitals to be on the lookout for patients with symptoms of a rare mosquito-borne virus.
The new year can bring new opportunities but it can also bring some people down.
At least 23 unvaccinated students have been sent home from an Orange County high school after a student was confirmed to be infected with measles.
Maynard was a 29-year-old San Francisco Bay Area woman who had terminal brain cancer and moved to Oregon to end her life. She argued in online videos that she should have had the right to die in California.
Money-saving expert Andrea Woroch in Bakersfield, California, said recent statistics show 67 percent of people who join a gym don't use their memberships at all.
The kick-off event encourages people to sign up.