The CDC studied 4,000 adults and found that only 43 percent of women use sunscreen regularly, while 18 percent of men use it on a daily basis. As fewer adults are using sunscreen, skin cancer rates are on the rise.
The state Senate on Friday approved the bill by Democratic Sen. Tony Mendoza of Artesia, sending it to the Assembly on a 34-3 vote.
Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death among Kern County children under age 6 and the second leading cause for all children under age 18.
A state proposal that would roll out strict safety standards for California porn productions to prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases has drawn criticism from adult film workers who feel the regulations go too far.
The Paschal family of Bakersfield had to learn hard lessons when their 21-month-old son Seth experienced a near-drowning incident in 2002.
The Bakersfield City Council met Monday to discuss the city’s stance on synthetic drugs, namely spice and bath salts.
California regulators are adding to their list of oil and gas wells that may be contaminating federally protected supplies of drinking water.
Months of turmoil come to a head as Kern Regional Center chief Duane Law is fired.
State senators passed a bill Thursday aimed at increasing California's school immunization rates after a measles outbreak at Disneyland last year.
Quinn stopped by the Eyewitness News morning show to talk about both ALS and how his life has changed, but more importantly how his life has changed since the Ice bucket Challenge swept across the nation and world last summer to raise money and awareness for ALS.
“The state board and the DEA have cracked down,” said Pat Person, the pharmacist at Ming & H Drugs. “There are more hoops that a patient needs to jump through in order to get the prescription.”
"Stigma associated with mental illness is widely held," said Appleton. "A good proportion of people hold a stigma about mental illness, even educated people which is surprising."
After a year and a half at the Corinthian Gardens health facility in east Bakersfield, Andrea Gonzales and his family received notice they had 30 days to move his father from the center.
A legislative panel on Tuesday rejected a California soda tax, the latest loss for public health advocates seeking to cut down sugar consumption.
The chair at KMC Psychiatry Residency Program is ousted, prompting some staff to resign in protest.
Less than 24 hours after a 14-year-old girl died at Richland Junior High School in Shafter, a former employee of the school district reached out to Eyewitness News and told us that he thinks this death could have been prevented if certain action was taken years ago.
New Advances for People with Disabilities held a groundbreaking ceremony Friday in Bakersfield for the 17,000-square-foot Center for Creative Achievement, a day program that provides a creative learning environment for more than 180 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Blue Bell Creameries knew there was listeria in one of the company's plants as far back as March 2013, according to a government investigation. But the company didn't issue any recalls or shut down its production until after the products were linked to listeria illnesses this year — including three deaths in Kansas.