New research suggests it may be possible to predict which preschoolers will struggle to read - and it has to do with how the brain deciphers speech when it's noisy.
The $1,000 pill for a liver-wasting viral infection that made headlines last year is no longer the favorite of patients and doctors.
For pregnant women, abnormal results from certain prenatal tests may signal that something is wrong — with the moms-to-be, not the fetus, a preliminary study suggests.
The per-pack tax would net an estimated $1.1 billion in its first year, with revenues slightly decreasing each year after. It would go to pay for health care programs and services.
Three people face federal indictments for allegedly committing health care fraud.
Heroin use leads to a spike in deaths.
The agency has converted its 190,000-pound DC-8 airliner into a flying laboratory, in which officials are able to grab real-time samples of the air from the areas they fly over.
The number of U.S. heroin users has grown by nearly 300,000 over a decade, with the bulk of the increase among whites, according to a new government report.
Legislation that would have allowed terminally ill patients to legally end their lives in California stalled Tuesday amid fierce opposition from religious groups.
Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown says in a statement Tuesday that science clearly shows vaccines dramatically protect children against infectious diseases.
California lawmakers on Monday sent the governor a contentious bill that would impose one of the strictest school vaccination laws in the country after a series of emotionally charged debates.
A controversial bill requiring school children in California to be vaccinated is one step closer to becoming law after passing through the state assembly today.
Bakersfield and Kern County have struggled with a bad meth problem for years, and as time has gone on it’s only gotten worse.
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.
The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the nationwide tax subsidies underpinning President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, rejecting a major challenge to the landmark law in a ruling that preserves health insurance for millions of Americans.