New data reported by the state Department of Public Health show an 18 percent rise in syphilis cases in 2011, leaving health officials concerned.
A psychiatrist's use of electroconvulsive therapy came as a huge surprise to a mother whose daughter was bipolar: "I honestly did not know people still did ECT."
A newly discovered disease that makes boa constrictors sick could help researchers figure out how some dangerous viruses in animals end up infecting people.
A new study shows repeat meditation exercises could measurably reduce gene inflammation and loneliness in the elderly.
A new effort under the Affordable Care Act wants to penalize hospitals with high readmission rates of Medicare beneficiaries.
Remembering Jamie Garcia, founder of Pomona Community Health Center and 2010 California Woman of the Year, who died of ovarian cancer at the age of 52 on July 27.
One group's mission is to abolish dairy from school lunches: they blame milk and cheese for bloating students' caloric consumption and their waistlines.
Kinesio tape, said to ease pain and help muscle injuries, is all over the Games. Some say it's good for recovery and performance, but research doesn't always agree.
Researchers say vitamin D deficiency is common among kids who are very ill. They also found that kids without enough vitamin D were more likely to be in the hospital longer than other kids.
L.A. County's health department warns that the warming side effects of climate change could lead straight to an upswing in tropical disease across California.
An 88-year-old Kern County woman is the first person in the state this year to die from the disease, infamously carried by infected mosquitoes.
Athletes train for years to get their bodies into shape for the Olympics and muscle definition is an attractive benefit. The physique might not be possible for some.
Telemedicine is just one of the innovative methods southside clinics are using to expand health care access for folks in South Los Angeles.
Three separate teams of scientists have shown that so-called cancer stem cells can be found in brain tumors and early forms of skin and colon cancer.
As part of New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s push to make New Yorkers healthier, city hospitals will restrict and monitor the distribution of baby formula to mothers starting in September.
A private foundation has awarded the University of California at Riverside $5 million to study age-old questions surrounding immortality and life-after-death.