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.
The song is titled "Go Live Your Life" and was written and recorded by Wade Hayes after his own battle with colon cancer.
A busy week on 'The Alert' keeping you healthy from your belly to your brain.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday morning for the Hope House at Memorial Hospital in Bakersfield.
Valley Children's Hospital Central California has opened an outpatient clinic in Bakersfield, with specialists who can see local kids.
Domino-like kidney swaps are still relatively new but are becoming increasingly common.
Is your child getting ready to head out on their own? Are they worried about planning for college and then their career? There's a lot of planning that needs to be done to make sure your kids get on the right track and planning starts sooner than you think.
Getting an ultrasound can be an exciting time for most soon-to-be parents. A 3D ultrasound usually tends to hype up that excitement, as most features of the unborn child are shown. The U.S. Drug and Food Administration is now issuing a warning when it comes to those keepsake photos.
Children in recent years breathed cleaner air and had stronger lungs compared to those who were studied two decades earlier, researchers found. The improved health coincided with drastic reductions in pollution in the Los Angeles basin and surrounding areas as air quality regulators cracked down on emissions from tailpipes and smokestacks.
Four patients at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center have been infected with an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" linked to a type of medical scope that's used on more than a half-million people in the U.S. every year, the hospital said Wednesday.
In the wake of one of the worst measles outbreaks in recent history, a California lawmaker proposed a bill Wednesday that would require all child care and pre-school workers to get vaccinated against several contagious diseases.