Health Jan 10Defending against this season’s deadly flu: 5 things to know
Flu is widespread in 46 states, and at least 106 people had died from the infectious disease as of mid-December. Here's what you need to know about this year's flu.
Health Dec 08California struggles to breathe after year of climate-fueled wildfires
From Puget Sound to Disneyland and east over the Rockies, Americans have coughed and wheezed, rushed to emergency rooms and shut themselves indoors this year as pollution from wildfires darkened skies and rained soot across the landscape.
Health May 08Why blue states might ditch beloved Obamacare protections
Few, if any, states would be able to fund federal health care subsidies on their own under the American Health Care Act.
Health Feb 13California reports thousands of workers exposed to elevated lead levels
The report comes as the state’s workplace health and safety agency, Cal/OSHA, is considering a major update of safety standards for workplace lead exposure for the first time in decades.
Health Dec 24Ending HIV may hinge on erasing economic disparities
While life expectancies are approaching the national norm among white, affluent gay men, about 66 percent of the 1.2 million people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States are not in treatment.
Health Dec 01Major insurer will offer individual life insurance coverage to people with HIV
Prudential Financial Inc., one of the nation’s largest life insurers, plans to announce this week that it will offer traditional individual policies to eligible people living with HIV.
Health Oct 22In tracking outbreaks of food poisoning, can Yelp help?
When an outbreak of Shigella -- a bacteria closely related to Salmonella -- at a San Jose, Calif. seafood restaurant sickened dozens of people last weekend, Yelp reviewers were on the case, right alongside public health officials.
Health Sep 07West Nile virus cases hit record numbers in California last year
The number of these serious California cases was 83 percent higher than the previous record number reported in the state in 2005, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Health Jul 15California, Oregon first to allow birth control pills without prescription
California and Oregon will be the first states in the nation to allow women to get birth control pills and other hormonal contraceptives directly from their pharmacists -- without a doctor’s prescription.