Covered California Rates To Jump 13.2 PercentCovered California says average monthly premiums will increase by more than 13 percent next year for people who buy health care coverage through the state's insurance exchange.
Medical Mystery: Caregiver Gets Zika From Man Who DiedA Utah man who became the first person in the continental U.S. to die after being infected with the Zika virus passed it to a caregiver, creating a medical mystery about how it spread between them, health officials said Monday.
Advocates Hope Shaming Drugmakers Discourages Price SpikesFrustrated by the rising cost of prescription drugs, California health advocates hope sunlight and a dose of shame will discourage drugmakers from raising their prices too quickly or introducing new medications at prices that break the bank.
FDA Warns Against Eating Raw Dough Amid E. Coli FearsIn a warning that's sure to disappoint many who enjoy sneaking a taste of cookie dough.
FDA Approves First Pill To Treat All Forms Of Hepatitis CFederal health officials on Tuesday approved the first pill to treat all major forms of hepatitis C, the latest in a series of drug approvals that have reshaped treatment of the liver-destroying virus.
California Doctors Uneasy About Prescribing Lethal DrugsTerry Petrovich asked her oncologist point blank: "Am I going to count on you to help me achieve a good death?"
Bid To Raise California Tobacco Tax Nears November BallotA well-financed campaign whose backers include billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer, medical groups and organized labor has collected enough signatures for a ballot measure to raise California's cigarette tax by $2 per pack, officials said.
DMV Says No Headwrap In Photo For Roseville Woman Battling CancerIn renewing her license at the DMV, she passed her eye exam, but Maria said they wouldn't take her picture unless she removed her cap.
Trader Joe’s Expands Initial Frozen Food Recall On Listeria ConcernsTrader Joe’s has expanded its recall of frozen food products due to a possible Listeria contamination.
One Mom's Facebook Post Helps Another Mom Spot Son's LeukemiaFritz, 3, was diagnosed with leukemia in October, but if it wasn’t for a total stranger’s post on social media, he may not be where he is today.
FDA Brings E-Cigarettes Under Federal AuthorityHundreds of electronic cigarette brands will have to undergo federal review to stay on the market under new rules that have the potential to upend a multi-billion dollar industry attempting to position itself as an alternative to traditional cigarettes.
CDC: Teen Pregnancies Plunge, But Racial Disparities PersistBirth rates are falling dramatically for black and Hispanic teenagers, but they continue to be much higher than the birth rate for white teens.