Department of Public Health
State health officials Sunday warned the public about eating cactus that was tainted by a dangerous pesticide in Mexico.
State health officials said Friday that there has been an accelerated increase in flu activity this season, including seven confirmed deaths and 28 more under investigation.
The Health Department Monday confirmed Los Angeles County’s first influenza case of the season.
A judge has ordered state health officials to establish a safe drinking water standard for the cancer-causing chemical made famous in the film “Erin Brockovich.”
Five people have tested positive for West Nile virus in Los Angeles County, according to the Department of Public Health.
A 100-yard stretch of the beach in Malibu has been closed after a sewage spill.
Officials with the California Department of Public Health say at least six cases of Hepatitis A in California re linked to frozen berries sold at Costco.
Angelenos are not in danger in the wake of a tuberculosis outbreak on Skid Row, according to the top county health official.
Statistics show that prescription drug abuse is such a problem in L.A. County that drug overdose is now the third leading cause of injury-related deaths.
State officials say an 88-year-old Kern County woman is the first person to die from the West Nile virus in California this year.
Teens in several California counties can now order free condoms by mail.
About 5,000 gallons of sewage may have have spilled into Centinela Creek, which discharges into Ballona Creek near Dockweiler State Beach, prompting the Department of Public Health to close the beach around the area.
Four flu cases have been confirmed this year in Los Angeles County, health officials said.
Los Angeles County health officials confirmed the first two human cases of West Nile virus in the county this season.
As the peak of whooping cough season and the school year approach, California public health officials are pushing parents to get middle and high school students vaccinated against the highly infectious illness.