Health

Vaping lounges offer refuge from LA's new e-cigarette ban

As the new ban on use e-cigarettes goes into effect, retailers are carving out spaces where enthusiasts can legally partake of the practice.

Sebelius And Duncan Attend H1N1 Immunization Clinic At Elementary School

Of 58 measles cases in CA, 19 were intentionally unvaccinated

The California Department of Public Health reported two more cases of measles this week, increasing the total to 58 reported cases this year.

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LA's e-cigarette ban takes effect Saturday

Here's what you need to know about L.A.'s ban on smoking e-cigarettes in public places.

Born with HIV, building a future

In high school, Cristina Peña was afraid to tell her boyfriend, Chris Ondaatje, that she was HIV-positive. She needn't have worried. More than a decade later, they're still together.

When being pregnant also means being out of a job

Thirty-six years after Congress passed the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, employers still have very different interpretations of what they're required to do to accommodate expectant mothers.

New medical school in Inland Empire

Plans for a new medical school in the Inland Empire aim to help bring and keep doctors in the area. It will be the second to open this decade.

Covered California enrollment is more than 3M, exceeds projections

New numbers released by Covered California show the first open enrollment period under the Affordable Care Act exceeded expectations.

FAQ: How you can still get measles even after being vaccinated

Two medical experts explain how a person who is immunized can still get the contagious disease.

Medicare kept paying indicted, sanctioned doctors

Among doctors who received payments from Medicare in 2012 are dozens who had been kicked out of Medicaid, or charged with fraud, or settled fraud cases out of court.

Is Obamacare a success? We might not know for a while

Fans and foes want to know whether the Affordable Care Act is meeting its goals. But, for good reasons, there are no clear answers yet.

Obamacare: Confusion, cost keep some Californians uninsured

Many Californians remain without health insurance this year, choosing instead to pay a fine for forgoing health insurance required by the Affordable Care Act.

Risks of popular anxiety drugs often overshadowed

Benzodiazepines like Xanax and Valium are among the most widely prescribed drugs in the U.S. But when it comes to the risks they pose, they take a back seat to prescription painkillers and heroin.

Gene linked to Alzheimer's poses a special threat to women

Scientists have figured out one reason women might be more vulnerable to Alzheimer's: A risk gene doubles women's chances of getting the disease but has minimal effect on men.

Voodoo dolls prove it: Hunger makes couples turn on each other

To see if low blood sugar sours even good relationships, scientists used an unusual tool: voodoo dolls representing spouses. As hunger levels rose, so did the number of pins.

The grumpy point: When a man turns 70

The approximate moment when grumpiness kicks in for men, according to a recently released report, is around age 70.

California measles cases rise to 56; only 4 at same time last year

Among the new cases, two were intentionally unvaccinated and one had appropriate vaccination. There were only four cases in the state at the same time last year.