Health Top Stories

Flint water plant

Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

Michigan Legionnaires' deaths were preventable, official says

Residents of Flint, Michigan, began getting gravely ill and in some cases dying in summer 2014 in one of the worst outbreaks of Legionnaires' disease in U.S. history, and a county health director says attempts to find the source were hampered when th...

Rio 2016 Olympic stadium

Matthew Stockman/Getty Images

What threat does Zika pose to the Olympics?

Well before the Zika epidemic began in Brazil last year, Olympics organizers knew they would face a challenge in keeping the approximately 16,000 athletes and 600,000 visitors to Rio de Janiero healthy.

Zika mosquitos not for media gallery

USDA via CNN

3 deaths linked to Zika virus in Venezuela

Three people have died in Venezuela from complications related to the Zika virus, President Nicolas Maduro said.

There have been 319 confirmed cases of the Zika virus in the nation, state-run newspaper Correo Del Orinoco reported Thursday.

Venezuela's...

Santa Maria Hires Youth Fitness Technician

Personal trainer looking to keep kids in shape and out of trouble.

Zika mosquito

CNN

United Blood Services Works to Keep Blood Donations Free of Zika Virus

United Blood Services has a third line of defense to safeguard the blood supply from Zika virus.

brain

iStock/hidesy

How your brain works against your best intentions

Have you ever tried to stop yourself from doing something, but were unable to summon up the willpower? A new study finds your brain might be working against your best intentions, and scientists think they might know what could help you unlock your better self.

Prescription drugs, pills

David Rust/CNN

Clinton, Bush biggest recipients of Pharma donations

When former Turing Pharmaceutical CEO Martin Shkreli announced that he was increasing the price of an HIV drug called Daraprim by nearly 5,000%, he turned the cost of prescription drugs into a political issue.

Elderly senior citizen's hand held by younger hand

iStock/ tepic

Why Americans don't live as long as Europeans

Americans die younger than people in other high-income countries, and drug poisonings, gun injuries and motor vehicle crashes are largely to blame, a study finds.

Silicon_Valley

How Silicon Valley is dealing with mental illness

It was less than a year ago that Adrienne Heinz lost her brother, Austen, who committed suicide after a lifelong battle with depression.

Sleeping woman

xautumnx/FreeImages.com

These earplugs could replace your noise machine

Should everything be "smart?"

Mosquito Zika virus

Public Domain

What are the chances I'll get the Zika virus?

The Zika virus was discovered nearly 70 years ago, but chances are you probably hadn't heard of it until the past few months.

Chocolate with spoon

Alexandra Willingham/CNN

Chocolate: Where do we stand?

Who doesn't love chocolate? Even if it's not your favorite sweet treat, you can probably agree that the confection conjures thoughts of love, pleasure and reward.

But in case you need one more reason (or 10) to celebrate chocolate, just look to scien...

Health Features

band-aid

How to create at-home first aid kit

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

ear

Tips to protect your hearing

Follow these tips to protect your hearing.

pills_medicine

Which painkiller is right for you?

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

NEW_generic_image

Body needs food after workout; what works?

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

massage

10 affordable ways to treat yourself

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

diet waistline

Journals can help track your body

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

Health Interactives

Wrist pain

Is your workspace hurting your health?

Click around this interactive to get ergonomic tips for your desk.

Circle of smiling faces

United States of Personality

Are you traveling across the United States this holiday season?  Check how your…

AIDS HIV generic

World AIDS Day: AIDS/HIV guide

World AIDS Day is observed on December 1st every year. It is dedicated to raising…

recycling

Earth Day: Recycling quiz

America Recycles Day takes place every year on Nov. 15. How much do you know about…

exercise_weight_loss

Must do exercises

Are you no longer getting the desired results from you workouts? It might be…

Local Headlines

SMPD Meets With Listos Volunteers

Discussion continues community outreach to help end violence.

El Niño...Its Origins and Its Effects

Living in California, you'd be hard-pressed to find someone who hasn't heard of El…

Firefighters Battle Small Brush Fire Near Goleta Neighborhood

Santa Barbara County firefighters are on scene of a reported brush fire in the creek…

Food News

Meat on grill

Steak cooking perfected by Argentine chef

Drop it like it's hot.

That's the secret of cooking a perfectly juicy steak, says…

Chocolate with spoon

Chocolate: Where do we stand?

Who doesn't love chocolate? Even if it's not your favorite sweet treat, you can…

Burger King

Burger King unveils hot dogs

The self-proclaimed king of burgers now has hot dogs on the menu for the first time…

Newsroom Tipline

Tipline Investigation Takata Recall

Tipline Investigation: Takata Recall Tames A Mustang

The growing scandal involving Japanese airbag maker, Takata, may cost a Santa Paula…

Tipline Investigation Wild Uber Ride

Tipline Investigation: Wild Uber Ride

Had too much to drink? Call Uber and get home safe. But, what if the Uber driver is…

Tipline Investigation What s Really Inside

Tipline Investigation: What's Really Inside?

If you've ever bought a brand new iPhone, you know how exciting it is to unwrap the…

What's Right

Go Red For Women Day

Wear Red Today!

Today is Wear Red Day and join our news teams as we are wearing red to help raise…

Partners in Education Breakfast

Volunteers Honored at Partnership Breakfast

175,000 volunteer hours have been logged across Santa Barbara County supporting…

Expert Tax Advise From Local High School Students

High School Student Tax Preparers At It Again

The dreaded tax season is here, but some Santa Barbara High School students can…

 
4 areas are now under advisories, watches or severe weather warnings.
Advertisement

Local Weather Forecasts

Sign Up for E-News Alerts

  • KEYT-KCOY-KKFX E-News Alerts

    newsletterimage

    Sign up to get Breaking News, Daily Headlines, Severe Weather Alerts & more delivered straight to your e-mail inbox

Most Popular News Stories

Advertisement