The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health care overhaul five years ago, according to a pair of reports Tuesday from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
A Bakersfield City Council committee wants to find tougher tools against so-called "bath salts" and "spice."
It was just 25 years ago that California launched the first anti-smoking advertisements in the state. Now, the California Department of Public Health is introducing new ads to counter e-cigarettes.
The polemic around "Obamacare" hasn't cooled much, and the permanence of the president's achievement remains in question as the nation awaits the outcome of a Supreme Court case that could jeopardize insurance for nearly 8 million people.
Dozens of bottles of low-priced California wines sold under such labels as Franzia, Mogen David and Almaden contain dangerously high levels of arsenic, according to a lawsuit filed by four California residents.
A much-hailed law that restricted the opening of new stand-alone fast-food restaurants in one of the poorest sections of Los Angeles did not curb obesity or improve diets, a new study found.
Blue Shield of California is protesting a state decision to strip the nonprofit health insurer of its tax-exempt status, which the company has held since its founding in 1939.
Want to make a big impact on the health of our oceans? Think small, top chefs say. As in anchovies and sardines.
Hookah lounges are officially prohibited in Tehachapi.
Legendary Dodgers announcer Vin Scully will be the keynote speaker Tuesday night for the Hoffmann Hospice annual "Voices of Inspiration" fundraising dinner.
Major drugmakers, the British government and a top Alzheimer's research charity are pooling more than $100 million to create a global fund to accelerate efforts to find a treatment or even a cure for the mind-robbing disease within a decade.
On Sunday, a Bakersfield family found their 3-year-old boy at the bottom of a swimming pool. Firefighters said that the family was in the backyard with him and stepped away for just a minute. The boy was last reported to be in critical condition.
A Bakersfield family is concerned about new flooring they installed in their entire home after seeing media reports raising questions about chemical emissions from the material.
New research boosts hope that a highly anticipated, experimental class of cholesterol drugs can greatly lower the risk for heart attacks, death and other heart-related problems.
Reports show that the increase just might be linked to AB 60, the new law helping undocumented residents obtain driver's licenses. More than 60,000 people have been added to the California organ and tissue donor registry, bringing it up 29 percent from the same time last year.