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A closely watched bill in the California Capitol to end the "tampon tax" is one of several efforts to get the state to remedy "period poverty" and “menstrual equity.” Advocates…

The pharmaceutical industry has shown a hostility to e-cigarettes because they present a direct threat to pharmaceutical products.

California's new toxics warning rules apply to something that didn’t even exist when Prop. 65 first took effect: online markets for products, including wine. It's the latest expansion for the…

Elizabeth Brown’s bedroom holds a trove of evidence of her fight to save herself. Preserved among the Twilight novels, the posters of Korean pop singers and cameras she used for her budding...

The tobacco-tax hike passed in 2016, but it's still unclear whether more medical providers will accept Medi-Cal, the state's health plan for low-income Californians.

At a time in life when Californians in their 60s and 70s anticipate retirement, and maybe some downtime, some are becoming caregivers and guardians of their parents—a trend expected to…

A little-noticed federal proposal aims to force California’s health exchange insurers to send all their customers a second premium bill every month, for $1 —the amount the state requires to…

Three years after California stopped allowing families to easily opt out of childhood vaccines, the number of kids getting medical waivers has tripled—the result, critics say, of some doctors loosely…

In the past five years, the number of people in California deemed incompetent to stand trial and referred by a judge to state hospitals for treatment has soared—but there are…

California has produced football stars including Tom Brady, Jared Goff and Julian Edelman. But the state is in the thick of national trends that are fueling a decline in football…

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