Exciting research suggests that a shot every one to three months may someday give an alternative to the daily pills that some people take now to cut their risk of getting HIV.
"We don't know if the baby is in remission ... but it looks like that," said Dr. Yvonne Bryson, an infectious disease specialist at Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA who consulted on the girl's care.
No new deaths were reported this week from "influenza-like illness" in Kern County. The Kern County Health Services Department releases updated figures each Tuesday. Reported deaths stayed at 20, while the hospitalized total inched up to 111 from 109 a week ago.
After years of opposing efforts to regulate medical marijuana, the League of California Cities and the California Police Chiefs Association are supporting one proposed bill aimed at doing just that.
A medical group of epilepsy experts on Monday called on the federal government to reconsider classifying marijuana as a dangerous drug so its impact on seizures can be studied.
A 7-year-old Los Angeles boy has raised $750,000 over the past year to help his best friend who's battling a rare life-threatening liver disease.
Small but unusual outbreaks of tuberculosis, measles and an extremely rare polio-like disease in several regions across California have set off concerns about the risks of exposure. All the infectious disease reports are actively being investigated, and California health officials say it is sheer coincidence that they arose at the same time.
Those "Nutrition Facts" labels that are plastered on nearly every food package found in grocery stores are getting a new look.
Actor and comedian Seth Rogen spoke Wednesday before the Senate to appeal for more research funds to help treat and cure Alzheimer's disease.
Michelle Obama says a sharp decline in obesity rates for some youngsters shows that small diet and lifestyle changes are making a difference.
San Joaquin Community Hospital has honored Wednesday as a Heart Attack Receiving Center.
Snack and soda makers that often are blamed for fueling the nation's obesity rates also play a role in educating the dietitians who advise Americans on healthy eating.
Both the numbers of deaths and hospitalizations increased this week from "influenza-like illness" in Kern County.
An extremely rare, polio-like disease has appeared in more than a dozen California children within the past year, and each of them suffered paralysis to one or more arms or legs, Stanford University researchers say. But public health officials haven't identified any common causes connecting the cases.