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Where sugar might be hiding in your child's diet

Trading cookies and candy for yogurt and granola bars may not be as healthy as parents believe. In fact, some food marketed to children and parents contains more sugar than desserts on grocery shelves.

California Law Forces Parents To Vaccinate Their Children

California Law Forces Parents To Vaccinate Their Children

Governor Jerry Brown signed the controversial SB 277 vaccine bill into law Tuesday, forcing children enrolled at public and private schools to be vaccinated.

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Mud racers sickened after ingesting feces on course

More than 1,000 participants in a mud race in France were sickened after they ingested fecal matter that was mixed in with the mud and dirt.

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This milkshake is made with 96 crickets

On Wednesday, the Wayback burger chain is launching a milkshake made with dried cricket powder at all its 100 U.S. locations.

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California governor signs vaccine bill

California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation outlawing a family's personal and religious beliefs as reasons to exempt their children from school vaccinations.

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PTSD may increase heart attack risk in women

New research reveals that the effects of PTSD can go beyond the mind -- and put women's hearts and brains at risk.

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1 dead after Ebola reappears in Liberia

More than seven weeks after Liberia was declared free of Ebola, a young man was found dead of the disease on Sunday, according to the country's deputy health minister.

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Can same-sex marriage make America healthier?

A few weeks ago, Carlos Santos-Herrera was in a hospital bed, ill with a rare, severe form of strep throat. He was weak, but conscious -- and worried. His family members' religious beliefs differ from his own, and he didn't want to leave decisions ab...

The grossest health concerns of summer

You are not the only one who thrives in the summer and loves its warm, long days. Bacteria and other microbes that cause food poisoning, diarrhea and just general grossness also flourish, threatening to make it a season to be sick.

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The results are in: U.S. still fat

Two-thirds of Americans' scales are still tipping in the wrong direction, says a new study from JAMA Internal Medicine.

Joint Commission evaluating patient safety at St. Mary's Medical Center

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Patient safety evaluated at Florida hospital

The nation's largest accrediting agency for hospitals is evaluating "patient safety-related events at St. Mary's Medical Center" in Florida, which CNN found had a high mortality rate for pediatric open heart surgeries from 2011-2013.

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UN: Pot use on the rise in America

Marijuana consumption is up in the United States -- and so is the potency of the pot.

Health Features

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How to create at-home first aid kit

In case of an emergency, keep these essential first aid items in your home.

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Tips to protect your hearing

Follow these tips to protect your hearing.

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Which painkiller is right for you?

People often talk about taking aspirin to treat minor aches and pains, but other…

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Body needs food after workout; what works?

You may hit the gym to lose weight, but after a strenuous workout, your body craves…

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10 affordable ways to treat yourself

You’re thinking of everyone else this year, except the one person who matters most…

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Journals can help track your body

Keeping track of your body's statistics can help keep you healthy. But you…

Health Interactives

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National Candy Month: Calculate your candy intake

June is National Candy Month and with that you will surely be sneaking a piece of…

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Men's Health Month: health checklists

June is Men's Health Month. As men age, there are certain tests and precautions that…

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Slim down your barbecue

As you’re getting ready to roll out the grill, take a look at a few ways you can…

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Better Sleep Month: sleep tips

May is Better Sleeping Month. It aims to improve your sleeping habits. Sleeping…

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Autism Awareness Month

In order to highlight the growing need for concern and awareness about autism, the…

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Earth Day: Recycling quiz

Earth Day is April 22. How much do you know about the items you assumedly recycle…

Local Headlines

Man Sentenced To A Year Behind Bars For Animal Cruelty

A Santa Barbara man will spend a year in jail for abusing his girlfriend, and her…

High Speed Pursuit On U.S. 101 Ends in Santa Ynez Valley

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies found themselves in pursuit of two suspects…

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Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Sells Out Arlington Theater

Cheers and happy tears could be heard from Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theater…

Food News

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America's favorite fast food chain is...

While satisfaction with the restaurant industry has waned, the survey found…

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Pizza in a cone? D'accordo!

If you haven't heard about pizza in a cone -- let alone tried it -- then you…

Thousands of bottles actually contained blue cheese dressing

Cases of Wish-Bone ranch dressing recalled

The makers of Wish-Bone Ranch Salad dressing are recalling thousands of bottles of…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates

NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Los Alamos Restaurant Settles Complaint Over ADA Dispute

The Americans with Disabilities Act, or the ADA, has been the law since 1990. But,…

Grand Jury Report Backs Up NewsChannel 3 Investigations

A Grand Jury launched its investigation after we aired a series of reports exposing…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Guitar Man Strikes Wrong Chord with Customers

A Santa Barbara guitar company and its owner are striking the wrong chord with…

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Malala Yousafzai

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Sells Out Arlington Theater

Cheers and happy tears could be heard from Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theater…

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50 Instruments Needed in Carpinteria for 50 Students by the 50th City Anniversary

The Carpinteria Middle School hopes to hear the sounds of music like never before…

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Blood Drive Taking Place in Santa Barbara Today

Did you know that by giving up just minutes of your time you can give someone the…

 
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