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Health Free birth control is emerging standard for women Free birth control is emerging standard for women
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.
Health Study: Just thinking by yourself isn't much fun Study: Just thinking by yourself isn't much fun
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.
Health Cooling centers open in Kern County amid triple-digit heat Cooling centers open in Kern County amid triple-digit heat
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.
Health Studies question UN strategies to save mothers Studies question UN strategies to save mothers
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.
Health FDA grapples with oversight of fecal transplants FDA grapples with oversight of fecal transplants
Imagine a low-cost treatment for a life-threatening infection that could cure up to 90 percent of patients with minimal side effects, often in a few days. It may sound like a miracle drug, but this cutting-edge treatment is profoundly simple - though somewhat icky.
Health 3-D mammogram scans may find more breast cancer 3-D mammogram scans may find more breast cancer
3-D mammograms may be better at finding cancer than regular scans, a large study suggests, although whether that means saving more lives isn't known.
Health 'Bakersfield’s biggest burrito' feeding the hungry 'Bakersfield’s biggest burrito' feeding the hungry (Video)
Volunteers make burritos every Sunday morning in a kitchen at Wesley United Methodist Church. They then distribute the burritos within a two-hour time period to many homeless, and anyone else they come upon who would like one.