Secondhand smoke can cause lung and nasal cancer in dogs, malignant lymphoma in cats and allergy and respiratory problems in both animals, according to studies done at Tufts University's School of Veterinary Medicine in Massachusetts.
More medical marijuana dispensaries are opening in the city of Bakersfield, even though they're banned.
A government scientist cleaning out an old storage room at a research center near Washington made a startling discovery last week - decades-old vials of smallpox packed away and forgotten in a cardboard box.
First-day jitters come with any new job but when the work involves pushing needles into strangers' bellies, stitching up gaping wounds or even delivering babies, that debut can be especially nerve-wracking — for everyone involved.
A new campaign aims to increase awareness of the reactions many combat veterans have to exploding fireworks.
More than half of privately insured women are getting free birth control under President Barack Obama's health law, a major coverage shift that's likely to advance.
Wouldn't you love to escape this busy world and just spend some time alone with your thoughts? Maybe not, says a study of volunteers who actually tried it.
Jeremy Hill Jr. suffers from a rare debilitating disease. His efforts to educate lawmakers in Sacramento and save lives are paying off.
Authorities are asking the people of Kern County to approach the Fourth of July holiday in a legal and safe manner. Violators face fines and the risk of serious injury.
The California Endowment comes to Health Alert to promote the importance of healthy eating in Kern.
Dr. Daniel Chang stops by Eyewitness News to share an exciting new way to cure cataracts.
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 ruled Monday that some corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.
In the past decade, billions of dollars have been spent trying to save the lives of mothers in developing countries using strategies - usually inexpensive drugs - deemed essential by the U.N. health agency.
Indonesia became the newest country to mandate graphic photo warnings on cigarette packs on Tuesday, joining more than 40 other nations or territories that have adopted similar regulations in recent years.