Health News | NBC Southern California

Health News

Friday, May 5, 2017 at 07:27 AM PDT

Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $110M in Talc Powder Case

Johnson & Johnson Ordered to Pay $110M in Talc Powder Case

A St. Louis jury has awarded a Virginia woman a record-setting $110.5 million in the latest lawsuit alleging that using Johnson & Johnson's baby powder caused cancer. The jury ruling Thursday night for...

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 07:05 PM PDT

Olympic Medalists Raise Awareness About Kids' Mental Health

Olympic Medalists Raise Awareness About Kids' Mental Health

Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps and Allison Schmitt partnered with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Thursday to raise awareness about children’s mental health.

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 02:56 PM PDT

GOP Health Care Bill Narrowly Passes House, Heads to Senate

GOP Health Care Bill Narrowly Passes House, Heads to Senate

The Republican health care bill narrowly passed in the House Thursday, delivering a victory for President Donald Trump just six weeks after nearly leaving the measure for dead. House approval sends the measure...

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 11:04 AM PDT

Dangerous Opioid Combo 'Gray Death' Is Latest Mixing Trend

Dangerous Opioid Combo 'Gray Death' Is Latest Mixing Trend

It's being called "gray death" — a new and dangerous opioid combo that underscores the ever-changing nature of the U.S. addiction crisis. Investigators who nicknamed the mixture have detected it or recorded...

Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 04:08 PM PDT

Pre-Existing Conditions and the Health Plan: Who's Covered?

Pre-Existing Conditions and the Health Plan: Who's Covered?

The Republican push to replace the Affordable Care Act was revived this week in Congress by a small change to their plan designed to combat concerns over coverage for those with pre-existing health problems. T...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 04:12 PM PDT

Measles Outbreak Sickens Dozens of Minnesota Somalis

Measles Outbreak Sickens Dozens of Minnesota Somalis

An outbreak of measles in Minnesota has sickened more than 30 children in recent weeks, primarily in the state's large Somali-American community, where many parents avoid the measles-mumps-rubella vaccine...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 10:56 AM PDT

New Deals for Drugs: No Heart Attack or Your Money Back

New Deals for Drugs: No Heart Attack or Your Money Back

Warranties and money-back guarantees, long used to entice buyers of products like hand tools and kitchen gadgets, are now being used to sell something more crucial: pricey new-generation drugs for diseases like...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 05:50 AM PDT

Overcoming Opioids: When Pills Are a Hospital's Last Resort

Overcoming Opioids: When Pills Are a Hospital's Last Resort

A car crash shattered Stuart Anders' thigh, leaving pieces of bone sticking through his skin. Yet Anders begged emergency room doctors not to give him powerful opioid painkillers — he'd been addicted once before...

Monday, May 1, 2017 at 02:33 PM PDT

Nevada Coalition Seeks Unprecedented Insulin Refund Law

Nevada Coalition Seeks Unprecedented Insulin Refund Law

Aiming to rein in soaring prescription drug prices, an unlikely Nevada coalition is trying to force pharmaceutical companies to disclose how they set insulin prices — and issue refunds to diabetics or their...

Monday, May 1, 2017 at 09:56 AM PDT

5 Myths About Quitting Sugar, Debunked

5 Myths About Quitting Sugar, Debunked

A lot of people vow to quit sugar as the weather warms up, but as NBC News' Better team discovered, it's easier said than done to make it 10 days without the sweet stuff. People hold some several misconceptions...

Photos & Videos

Upload your photos & videos »

What's New
Car Chases
Car Chases
SoCal pursuits coverage. Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out