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Health Kern supervisors hold hearing on synthetic drugs Kern supervisors hold hearing on synthetic drugs (Video)
The Kern County Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on a rule that will ban the sale, advertising and packaging of synthetic drugs, usually known as spice or bath salts. The ordinance takes affect Oct. 2.
Health California lawmakers advance aid-in-dying bill on second try
The Assembly Public Health and Developmental Services Committee heard from some of the same advocates and opponents before approving the new bill, ABX2-15, on a 10-2 vote Tuesday, sending it to another committee.
Health Study: Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option Study: Tiny, wireless pacemaker could be surgery-free option
A tiny, wireless pacemaker could offer some heart patients a surgery-free alternative to the traditional devices, a new study says. Some doctors, however, say there are lingering safety questions and warned patients not to rush to get the new technology.
Health Amgen wins approval for second biotech cholesterol drug Amgen wins approval for second biotech cholesterol drug
Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for decades.
Health Tehachapi doctor guilty of fraud
Dr. Paul S. Singh, 55, used an unapproved form of birth control on his patients despite health risks in order to make more money, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Fresno.
Health California judge allows anti-abortion group to release video
An anti-abortion group has a free speech right to release covert video of discussions with a California company that provides fetal tissue for research, even if the footage was illegally recorded, a judge ruled Friday.
Health Nickelodeon show profiles dying children Nickelodeon show profiles dying children
Even though Linda Ellerbee has addressed many tough topics with young audiences before, it took a decade before Nickelodeon approved her idea of a "Nick News" episode where children with terminal illnesses talk about their lives.
Health FDA approves female sex pill, but with safety restrictions FDA approves female sex pill, but with safety restrictions
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved the first prescription drug designed to boost sexual desire in women, a milestone long sought by a pharmaceutical industry eager to replicate the blockbuster success of impotence drugs for men.
Health Teens' e-cigarette use linked with later smoking Teens' e-cigarette use linked with later smoking
Teens who use e-cigarettes are more likely than others to later smoke conventional cigarettes and other tobacco products, a study at 10 Los Angeles high schools suggests.
Health California lawmakers renew push to pass right-to-die bill California lawmakers renew push to pass right-to-die bill
California lawmakers announced Tuesday that they are making a new push to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives after opposition from religious groups and hesitance from fellow Democrats helped stall efforts earlier this year.