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Blue Bell recalls all ice cream products

After weeks of gradual recalls, Blue Bell Creameries is now pulling all of its products off the shelves.

The company is recalling its entire line of ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and other frozen snacks because they could be contaminated with Lis...

Salmonella Outbreak in Santa Barbara, Ventura Counties

The Ventura County Public Health Department announced a Salmonella Paratyphi outbreak on Monday. 18 cases have already been confirmed in Southern California with one case in Santa Barbara County and four in Ventura County. 7 other cases are from out-of-state, most of whom had travel to Southern California.

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Homeopathic medicine under FDA scrutiny

By some estimates, about a third of Americans use some form of alternative medicine, including homeopathic remedies because they find Western medicine inadequate.

Health & Fitness Fair Held At Santa Maria High School

For the first time ever, a health and fitness fair was held at Santa Maria High School in an effort to help promote a health and wellness to students.

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Hospitals pack up in poor areas, move to wealthy ones

St. Elizabeth's Hospital has been a downtown bedrock of Belleville, Illinois, since 1875.

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Kraft to remove fake coloring from mac and cheese

For years that bright yellow color of Kraft macaroni and cheese wasn't all-natural, but it's about to be..

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13 dead from mysterious ailment in Nigeria

A mysterious affliction has killed as many as 18 people in southwestern Nigeria, leaving health officials scrambling to determine its cause.

The cases have all occurred in Nigeria's Ondo state since April 13, health officials said Sunday.

Dr. Dayo Adey...

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Hospitalizations linked to synthetic weed

New York state authorities have issued a health alert following a dramatic spike in hospital visits for synthetic marijuana-related emergencies. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday that more than 160 patients in nine days have been rushed to hospitals.

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Officials: California measles outbreak over

A measles outbreak that affected more than 130 Californians since December is over, the California Department of Public Health declared Friday.

It has been 42 days since the last known case of B3 strain of measles, the equivalent of two successive inc...

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Dr. Oz plans episode to rebut claim of 'quack treatments'

Dr. Mehmet Oz is preparing a special episode of his daytime talk show to address criticisms by doctors who claim he promotes "quack treatments."

Ten physicians recently wrote to Columbia University challenging Oz's position as a faculty member at the university's college of physicians and surgeons.

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E-cig use triples among teens

Use of e-cigarettes among high school-aged children has tripled in the last year alone, according to a Center for Tobacco Products survey.

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Vaccinations May Be Required For Day Care Workers

Vaccinations may soon be required for day care center providers and their workers in California.  

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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Earth Day: Recycling quiz

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

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Holiday food calculator

The holidays are a time to indulge at the dinner table. But how many calories will…

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Stay safe in the sun

It is important to stay safe in the summer sun. Here are a few tips to help you do…

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Calculate your blood-alcohol level

How much can you drink and not be legally drunk? It is something to think about as…

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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…

Local Headlines

Unusual Jellyfish Surface At Central Coast Beaches

Some unusual looking jellyfish are catching the eyes of beachgoers and people are…

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SLO Resident in Critical Condition Following Home Fire

A San Luis Obispo resident is in critical condition following a fire that broke out…

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Homeless Survey Shows a Drop From Two Years Ago

The number of homeless people in Santa Barbara County has gone down based on a…

Food News

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Kraft to remove fake coloring from mac and cheese

For years that bright yellow color of Kraft macaroni and cheese wasn't all-natural,…

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S'Mores Frappuccino coming to Starbucks

Combine the innocence of a childhood treat with the marketing genius of Starbucks…

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Diamonds in the rough

Sometimes the best food comes from the most unlikely-looking place.

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Tipline Investigation Craigslist Rental Scam

Tipline Investigation: Craigslist Scam Targets Desperate Renters

In this Tipline investigation we expose a rental scam that will have you doing a…

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Tipline Investigation: Charities Struggle with Run or Dye Broken Promises

Trouble is brewing for the company that puts on the popular Run or Dye events. …

Santa Barbara City Council Agrees to ZIR Changes

The Santa Barbara City Council is moving ahead with changes to its Zoning…

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Neal Taylor Nature Center Helped with Cachuma Trout Derby Turnout

Even with Cachuma Lake down due to the drought, interest in catching prize winning…

Oxnard Police Partner With Local Non-Profit to Help Mixteco Community

The Oxnard Police Department announced a partnership with the Mixteco/Indigena…

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Protect Yourself From Identity Theft By Shredding Old Documents

It is almost time for Community Shred Day. NewsChannel 3 is teaming up with Union…

 
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