| Mar 20, 2014
| 5:03 PM
Tuberculosis cases in Los Angeles County rose 7% last year, public health officials reported Thursday.
The increase, from 625 in 2012 to 666 in 2013, occurred "mainly among the homeless," Department of Public Health Director Dr. Jonathan Fielding...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:54 PM
Is there really a link between vaccine and autism, cellphones and cancer, the HIV virus and the CIA? Almost half of Americans believe the answer is yes for at least one of the many medical conspiracy theories that have circulated in recent years. And...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Jenny McCarthy has learned the hard way that Twitter can be a dose of bitter medicine.
On Thursday, "The View" co-host posed a seemingly innocuous question to her 1.1 million followers on Twitter: "What is the most important personality trait you...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 1:56 PM
State health officials announced Friday that the number of measles cases in California was far higher compared to the same time last year.
The California Department of Public Health confirmed 32 such cases so far this year, compared to three measles...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Hillary Clinton’s ambitious endeavor to reform the healthcare system in 1993 required some bare-knuckled politics, and aides to the former first lady were blunt about the political stagecraft required to get things done as they guided her through...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Alcohol is responsible for about 88,000 deaths in the U.S. each year, according to a new government report on the toll of excessive drinking.
The study, published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, comes as police investigate an...
| Mar 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Robert Proctor doesn't think ignorance is bliss. He thinks that what you don't know can hurt you. And that there's more ignorance around than there used to be, and that its purveyors have gotten much better at filling our heads with nonsense.
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:12 PM
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration wants teenagers to know the “real cost” of smoking – and it’s not measured in dollars. Teens who pick up a cigarette habit will wind up paying with their skin, their teeth and even their...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 5:22 PM
The U.S. abortion rate fell in 2011 to its lowest level since the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing the procedure, Roe vs. Wade, according to a new study.
Research by the Guttmacher Institute, a nonprofit organization that supports abortion rights,...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:16 PM
Confirmed influenza deaths of Californians under the age of 65 reached 202 this week, state health officials said, with 26 deaths confirmed in Los Angeles County.
Speaking with reporters Friday, California Department of Public Health communicable...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 11:25 AM
Bay Area officials say scores of commuters and other residents may have recently been exposed to measles after a UC Berkeley student who has the virus attended classes and took public transit.
The student, who was not identified, took a Bay Area Rapid...