Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks - so hard that one girl detached both retinas and a young man triggered a stroke. Another pulled out all his teeth.
An anti-addiction drug used to fight the nation's heroin and painkiller abuse epidemics poses a threat to young children who accidentally swallow relatives' prescriptions, a federal study says. Some children have died.
Ebola is thousands of miles away from Kenya's pristine Indian Ocean beaches, but the deadly disease appears to be discouraging tourism there and elsewhere in this vast continent.
A breakthrough breast cancer drug made its debut in Kern County at the Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center on Thursday, and it’s the first location in the United States to carry the drug.
Residents have been on high alert from a terrible odor passing through their city.
Kern Autism Network will host free Lego workshops for children, ages 2-18.
Health care giant Kaiser Permanente has agreed to pay a $4 million fine over allegations it denied some patients timely access to mental health services.
Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday that will require most California employers next year to provide up to three sick days for millions of workers, a policy long-sought by labor unions but opposed by business groups.
Hundreds of children in more than 10 states have been sickened by a severe respiratory illness that public health officials say may be caused by an uncommon virus similar to the germ that causes the common cold.
An agreement has been reached for a temporary chief financial officer at the troubled Kern Medical Center.
Accreditation is only given to centers that have undergone and passed extensive evaluations. Officials at Comprehensive Blood & Cancer Center say their patients can now be ensured a significant advantage in their battle against breast cancer, while staying in Kern County.
State health officials are out with a warning after a sharp jump in the number of human cases of West Nile virus.
As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation's second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned.
A 14-year-old Bakersfield boy helps advance legislation that would test newborns for ALD, a rare genetic disease that is often fatal.
September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month. Monday, a local family held a celebration for a boy who has won his battle with cancer.