There's no treatment yet for the deadly viral disease, but several approaches are in the works. At least one experimental drug seems effective in monkeys. Next step: safety tests in people.
With Kathleen Sebelius leaving as health secretary, the president is turning to budget chief Sylvia Mathews Burwell to run the agency that oversees the Affordable Care Act — better known as Obamacare.
Federal officials link the outbreak to three Foster Farms facilities in central California. Most of the new victims are Californians.
Health Secrerary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning after a five-year term that will no doubt be remembered for the calamitous implementation of Obamacare.
More than 70,000 enrolled in health plans through Covered California between April 1-9, according to the agency's executive director.
Fewer and fewer dentists will accept poor kids on Denti-Cal because of low reimbursement rates. A pilot program suggests that hygienists could help fill the gap.
Two thirds of older adults suffer from cognitive impairment or dementia in their last year of life, a study finds. That and being cared for at home increase the risk of aggressive treatment.
Freshening up your mouth with a regular rinse could come with a long-term health hazard. But cancer specialists are far more concerned about tobacco, alcohol and betel nut chewing.
It's easy to think that a shaking hand could be a sign of Parkinson's disease. But it's more likely essential tremor, an ailment that's not life-threatening but can become debilitating.
Patients undergoing chemotherapy need to eat to stay strong. But the drugs can cause nausea and damage taste buds.
Several private groups work to provide free glasses to poor kids, but they say thousands are still going without in poor communities, where cost and access are issues.
County health officials say anyone living within two miles of the troubled battery recycler can have their blood tested for free.
In my last column, I warned you that March 31 was your last chance to sign up for a health plan from Covered California or the private market if you wanted to get health coverage this year.
With new measles outbreaks in Southern California, New York and British Columbia, vaccinating — and not vaccinating — is still an area of great concern.
Several scientific teams are developing sensitive tests for tumor DNA that, when perfected, could be used to diagnose cancer earlier.
Health officials at the University of California, Berkeley say another student has been diagnosed with measles, and they are concerned others may have been exposed to the virus.