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Calming the teenage mind in the classroom

At the start of the school year at Marblehead High School in Massachusetts, students started moving their desks out of the way, grabbing a mat and laying down on the floor for guided meditation before French class. Lexxi Seay, a senior, was skeptical...

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Hospital approved for HIV-positive organ transplants

It could mean the difference between life and death for more than 1,000 people in the United States each year.

Doctors at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore have been given the okay to become the first hospital in the country to perform HIV-positiv...

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Body Mass Index Flawed

New research published in the International Journal of Obesity weighs the value of Body Mass Index and found fault with 47 percent of the results.

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Researchers Weigh Value of Body Mass Index measurement

New research published in the International Journal of Obesity weighs the value of Body Mass Index and found fault with 47 percent of the results.

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Lena Dunham to rest due to endometriosis

In a Facebook message, Lean Dunham, star and producer of the HBO series "Girls," told fans that she was going to be taking some time off to rest because of her endometriosis, a condition most common in women in their 30s and 40s.

"It certainly can in...

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From Chipotle

Chipotle holds companywide meeting on food safety

Now that Chipotle's E. coli outbreak is officially over, the company temporarily shuttered all its restaurants in order to keep it that way.

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All teens should be screened for depression, task force recommends

All primary care doctors, including pediatricians and family physicians, should screen adolescents routinely for depression, new recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said.

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Photos reveal birth bags around the world

All over the world, a packed bag is a sign that a baby will soon arrive. Call it a birth bag, a maternity bag, a hospital bag -- it contains what a mother-to-be believes she needs, and perhaps a few goodies that will bring her comfort. But the place ...

Hillary Clinton

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Clinton: 'No acceptable' level of lead for kids

Shortly before flying to Flint, Michigan, to see the damage from the lead water crisis there, Hillary Clinton told CNN Sunday that there is "no acceptable" amount of lead in water for kids.

Practice occurs in at least 30 nations

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200 million women, girls genitally mutilated

They covered her face and laid her down.

What happened next, Agnes wishes no girl would ever experience.

"They grabbed my legs and arms," she said. "They excised me. Blood was coming out."

Her genitals had been mutilated.

Agnes, now 14, underwent the p...

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CDC issues safe-sex guidelines around Zika virus

Men exposed to the Zika virus and who have a pregnant partner should use a condom or abstain from sex until the baby is born, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advised Friday in guidelines aimed at preventing sexual transmission of the v...

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Zika virus won't ruin Brazil's Carnival

The Zika virus isn't scaring away Brazil's Carnival revelers and the country's hotels are reporting higher bookings than last year. Over 1 million tourists are expected to come to Rio de Janeiro for Carnival.

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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Is your workspace hurting your health?

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

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United States of Personality

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

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World AIDS Day: AIDS/HIV guide

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

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Earth Day: Recycling quiz

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

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Must do exercises

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

Local Headlines

BMI measurements flawed

Body Mass Index Flawed

New research published in the International Journal of Obesity weighs the value of…

Minor Injuries Reported in Small Plane Crash at Santa Barbara Airport

Emergency crews responded to a small plane crash on the southwest end of the Santa…

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Researchers Weigh Value of Body Mass Index measurement

New research published in the International Journal of Obesity weighs the value of…

Food News

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'Hawkerpreneurs' keep Singapore street food alive

Singapore street food is some of the most famous in the world, but will it survive?

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Chipotle holds companywide meeting on food safety

Now that Chipotle's E. coli outbreak is officially over, the company temporarily…

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KFC's Super Bowl ad has a new comic as Colonel Sanders

KFC's Super Bowl ad will have another new comic play Colonel Sanders.

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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…

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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…

 
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