The number of U.S. heroin users has grown by nearly 300,000 over a decade, with the bulk of the increase among whites, according to a new government report.
Legislation that would have allowed terminally ill patients to legally end their lives in California stalled Tuesday amid fierce opposition from religious groups.
Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown says in a statement Tuesday that science clearly shows vaccines dramatically protect children against infectious diseases.
California lawmakers on Monday sent the governor a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country after a series of emotionally charged debates.
A controversial bill requiring school children in California to be vaccinated is one step closer to becoming law after passing through the state assembly today.
Bakersfield and Kern County have struggled with a bad meth problem for years, and as time has gone on it’s only gotten worse.
During summertime, senior citizens and others at risk from heat can find relief at cooling centers across Kern County. Residents using the centers should bring their own books, puzzles or games to pass the time. Water and snacks will be provided.
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies underpinning President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, rejecting a major challenge to the landmark law in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans.
The Bakersfield City Council is one step closer to banning the sale, use and possession of synthetic street drugs, such as spice and bath salts.
Two doctors now face accusations by the Medical Board of California.
City leaders want a tough, new rule on the books to deal with synthetic drugs such as "spice" and "bath salts."
The pushback against soaring cancer drug prices is gaining steam. A leading doctors group on Monday proposed a formula to help patients decide if a medicine is worth it — what it will cost them and how much good it is likely to do.
Bakersfield’s AIDS Project announced Kern County AIDS Compassion Week activities on Friday.
Repealing President Barack Obama's signature health care law would modestly increase the budget deficit even as it boosts the economy, while the number of uninsured Americans would rise by more than 20 million, according to a nonpartisan government study.
The Kern County Sheriff's Office on Thursday said it recently purchased more than 300 automated external defibrillators.