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GOP leaves for holiday without passing Zika funds

Democrats on Thursday blasted Republicans for departing Washington for the Memorial Day recess -- the traditional start of summer -- without approving funds to respond to the mosquito-borne Zika virus and other pressing needs.

"Public health officials...

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The Georgia abortion ruling no one knew about

For nearly seven months, it has been illegal for physicians in Georgia to provide abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy -- but almost no one knew it.

Now, everyone is on the same page and lawyers for three obstetricians are appealing a ruling upholdin...

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A dreaded superbug found for the first time in a U.S. woman

The United States' first known case of a superbug that cannot be killed by a last resort-style kind of antibiotic was detailed in a report by the U.S. Department of Defense on Thursday.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Tom Fried...

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Protecting the world from deadly superbugs

Superbugs could kill one person every three seconds by 2050, the equivalent of 10 million people a year, according to the final report last week from the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance.

Santa Barbara-Based Apeel Sciences Mission To End Hunger

Santa Barbara-Based Apeel Sciences' Mission To Help End Hunger

Apeel Sciences in Santa Barbara is just weeks away from selling its first batch of a plant-based solution that preserves produce up to five times longer than just normal refrigeration. The company's mission is to help in the effort to end hunger and malnutrition in Third World Countries.

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Americans are fatter than ever, CDC survey finds

The results are in from the one of the largest and broadest surveys of health in the United States. And although many of the findings are encouraging -- more Americans had health insurance and fewer smoked cigarettes in 2015 than in previous years --...

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Ben and Alyssa Riedhead

Baby born without back of skull

Even as Ben and Alyssa Riedhead were expecting their first child, they were planning for his funeral.

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Former players rally around coach dying of Parkinson's

For 16 seasons, Don Horton was a dad to his college football teams. Now, his former players are coming to the dying coach's aid.

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Harnessing spider powers to heal human bodies

Professor Fritz Vollrath keeps his spiders in luxurious accommodation on the roof of Oxford University.

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CNN

VA's McDonald apologizes for Disney waiting line comparison

Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald apologized Tuesday for comparing long waits at VA hospitals to the lines at Disney amusement parks, amid calls from top Republicans for him to resign because of the remark.

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AUBMC

Doctor uses iPad to conduct surgery

In countries ravaged by conflict, providing international medical expertise on the ground can be almost impossible.

Bob McDonald

CNN

Senator calls on VA secretary to resign

A senior Republican senator called on Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald to resign Tuesday after he inflamed the veterans' community by comparing the time it takes to receive medical care to long lines at Disneyland.

The demand by Roy Blunt of M...

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 Nurses Day: ER tips

May 6 marks National Nurses Day, a chance to celebrate nurses and their…

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Recycling quiz

How much do you know about the items you assumedly recycle every day? Find out…

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Guide to a good night's sleep

With March 18 marking World Sleep Day, take a look at sleep's health benefits,…

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Are you drinking too much caffeine?

Caffeine gets people up on the morning and it keeps them moving throughout the day.…

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Must do exercises

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

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How stressed are you?

Between work, money and relationships we can all feel stressed out from time to…

Local Headlines

Vegetation Fire Erupts at a Downtown Santa Barbara Bridge

Santa Barbara County and City fire crews put out a vegetation fire on the 4200 Block…

Bernie Sanders Campaigns For Votes in Ventura

Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Campaigns For Votes in Ventura County

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday became the first presidential candidate to put on a…

Starbucks Opens Military Family Store in Port Hueneme

Starbucks is designating its Port Hueneme Starbucks in the Mandalay Village…

Food News

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Where is the next food trend? Try Minneapolis

Ask the average American what foods come to mind when they think of the Upper…

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Coke stops production in Venezuela amid sugar crisis

Coca-Cola ran out of sugar in Venezuela.

The company announced late Monday that it…

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Barack Obama, Anthony Bourdain dine in Vietnam

President Barack Obama took a detour on his Asia trip Monday when he dined with…

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Plains All American Pipeline Stock Plunges After Refugio Oil Spill

NewsChannel 3 continues our special series of reports into the Refugio oil spill…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates: SLO Porsche Crash Leads to Bogus Story

You've probably heard the saying that 'honesty is the best policy." What you're…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Fire Chief Fights to Fix Fatal Flaws in the 911 System

Who has a better system for identifying and processing mobile phone calls? The 9-1-…

What's Right

Sheriff's Deputies Serve up Food for Special Olympics

The Tip a Cop dinner at Petrini's Italian Restaurant in Goleta raised money for the…

Brianna Hammond Runs with a Purpose

Westmont College Alum Running Ultramarathon to Benefit Kids in DR Congo

Brianna Hammond is getting kids sponsored as she trains for 56 mile run

Happy Body Shop invites apprentices to work this summer

Auto Shop Partners With Santa Barbara High School

A local body shop is taking on high school apprentices.

 
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