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.
50-Year Study Finds Spanking Doesn't WorkIt’s an issue that’s long plagued parents, but new research being called the most comprehensive analysis on spanking says it doesn’t work.
Could Marijuana Help Treat Painkiller And Heroin Addiction?The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates, who are pushing for cannabis as a treatment for the abuse of opioids and illegal narcotics like heroin, as well as an alternative to painkillers.
Report: Third Of Suicides In US Are Among Middle-Aged WhitesMiddle-aged white people now account for a third of all suicides in the U.S., a new government report shows.
Gov. Brown OKs Law Boosting Family Leave BenefitsCalifornia's Democratic governor is increasing the amount of pay employers must give workers who take time off to care for their family.
Facebook Programs Computers To Describe Photos For The BlindFacebook is training its computers to become seeing-eye guides for blind and visually impaired people as they scroll through the pictures posted on the world's largest online social network.
Federal Health Officials Urging Doctors To Use Database That Tracks High-Risk DrugsThe nation's top health officials are stepping up calls to require doctors to log in to pill-tracking databases before prescribing painkillers and other high-risk drugs.
Former Inmate Will Get Gender Reassignment Surgery HerselfA transgender inmate who was paroled after a judge ordered California to pay for her sex reassignment surgery is making plans to have the surgery on her own this summer through coverage provided by the state's low-income health insurance program.
California Democrat Renews Push For Statewide Soda FeeA Santa Monica Democrat is reviving a proposal intended to curb Californians' sugar intake after recurring legislative defeats.
Noted Leprosy Researcher Dr. Thomas Rea Dies At 86Dr. Thomas Rea, whose research into leprosy helped lead to treatments that made the disease less contagious and allowed patients to lead normal lives, has died.
Evidence Of Zika's Risk To Pregnant Women Continues To GrowResearchers report that the Zika virus may be linked to a wider variety of "grave outcomes" for developing babies than previously reported — threats that can come at any stage of pregnancy.
E-Cig Use Banned On US Airline FlightsThe Department of Transportation says it has issued final regulations prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes on any domestic or foreign airline flying to, from or within the United States.