As California's drought continues, social media and smart phone apps let just about anyone call out water waste, often very publicly.
Mount Lassen awoke in a brief series of eruptions between 1914 and 1917. This week marks the centennial of Lassen's sensational eruption in a mushrooming column of ash seen as far away as Eureka and Sacramento.
The “Living Heart Project” lets doctors take a virtual tour of the human heart to simulate the effects of common medical procedures.
Nearly nine in ten Californians believe the drought is serious, according to a new California Field Poll. But only about half say they could easily use less water.
In order to be successful, women’s digital health products have to be designed for and with women in mind.
The tiny Delta smelt is famous for being a target in California's water wars, but it's dangerously close to extinction. That's bringing attention to anything that could harm the fish, including something rarely discussed: dredging Delta waterways for big cargo ships.
Thanks to so-called first-in-time federal agreements established nearly 100 years ago, Imperial County drinks up the lion’s share of Colorado River water that flows into Southern California, buffering it from much of the drought anxiety gripping the rest of the state.
Companies are assembling and churning out tailored stretches of DNA faster and more cheaply than ever before. The tool speeds research into diseases of plants and people. But what about eugenics?
State officials officially hand the ball to local water agencies to squeeze 25 percent more water savings out of their customers. And ultimately, it is up to those customers to respond -- or not.
Medical consultation via video is going mainstream. UnitedHealthcare says it will cover doctors' visits by live video on smartphones, tablets and computers. Will people overuse it and boost costs?
In promoting his new greenhouse gas reduction targets, the governor invokes World War II, climate-change deniers in Washington, and the recycled toilet water in our future.
The governor offers help with enforcement but no easing of conservation targets for local water suppliers.
I’m excited to see how the Apple Watch evolves as a health and fitness-tracking device. But for now, there’s no real advantage to using it over your iPhone.
The new health and fitness apps for the Apple Watch can do everything from medication alerts to weight loss management.
As the federal government prepares itself for a “silver tsunami” of aging baby boomers, Bay Area researchers have launched a study to see whether activity sensors, accelerometers and other technologies can ease the strain on dementia patients, caregivers, and the healthcare budget.