If the agency has its way, it will ban sales to minors and keep e-cigarettes out of vending machines. People also would be warned that the nicotine vapor the devices emit is addictive.Add your comments
Authorities say 129 measles cases in 13 states were reported by mid-April, the bulk of them in California and New York City.
The California Medical Association says so long as medical marijuana is listed as an illegal drug under federal law, there won't be enough research to guide doctors.
People recover better from serious brain injuries if they've had more formal education, researchers say. They're not sure why book learning promotes cognitive reserve.
Robert Pedowitz sued the school, regents, fellow surgeons and university officials, saying they failed to act on his complaints that doctors were allowed to take payments from device makers and other companies that may have compromised patient care.
The faster people get treatment after suffering a stroke, the less likely they are to be permanently disabled or die. Speeding up hospital procedures helps, studies find. But cost is an issue, too.
A look at the critters that live on money finds about 3,000 types of bacteria. Most are harmless. But researchers found traces of DNA from anthrax and drug-resistant pathogens, too.
Differences in personal information kept by L.A. County and the state meant about 5,000 low-income people were not moved from an interim county program onto Medi-Cal.
Assembly approves to extend ban on smoking in child-care centers to all times of the day, even when children are not present.
The state's interactive map ranks each census tract based on its exposure to various types of pollution, along with public health and demographic measures.
The combination pill, Moxduo, was developed by QRxPharma with the aim of decreasing dangerous side effects of prescription painkillers, including breathing problems, nausea and vomiting.
The FDA is weighing the pros and cons of a drug that would, for the first time, combine morphine and oxycodone in a single pill. Critics warn it could launch a new wave of abuse.
Clinical depression can delay physical healing and make recovery more difficult. Those displaying signs of the illness will undergo detailed screening.
In ancient times scribes were used to record everything from prayers to legal transactions. Now they're making a comeback in the doctor's office, easing the transition to electronic medical records.
When adults are absorbed in their mobile devices, the consequences for children are not good. Research shows kids act out more if they are competing with a mobile device for their parent's attention.
As the new ban on use e-cigarettes goes into effect, retailers are carving out spaces where enthusiasts can legally partake of the practice.