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Execs on trial for tainted peanut butter

It was in a bland, windowless third-floor courtroom here that Jeff Almer first locked eyes with the man he holds responsible for his mother's death.

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5 studies: Coffee good, junk food bad

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health, mind and body.

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Why painkiller addicts turn to heroin

The face of heroin abuse in America is changing.

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Centers for Disease Control

Senegal confirms first Ebola case

The West African country of Senegal has confirmed its first Ebola case one week after closing its border with Guinea over fears that the deadly outbreak could spread, the Senegalese Press Agency reported Friday.

Senegal is the fifth country in the reg...

U.S.-Mexico Health Officials Increase Search for Fugitive Santa Maria Man with Contagious Tuberculosis

Santa Barbara County Public Health Department is aggressively stepping up its search for a 24-year old man who has been diagnosed with a highly contagious and drug resistant form of tuberculosis, or TB.

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Ebola cases accelerating, officials say

The Ebola outbreak "continues to accelerate" in West Africa and has killed 1,552 people, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

The total number of cases stands at 3,069, with 40% occurring in the past three weeks. "However, most cases are conc...

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Experimental Ebola vaccine trial starts soon

A highly anticipated test of an experimental Ebola vaccine will begin next week at the National Institutes of Health, amid mounting anxiety about the spread of the deadly outbreak in West Africa.

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Why ab workouts are a waste of time

You've been trying forever to get that elusive six-pack: the holy grail of fitness goals. None of the gizmos and doodads advertised online or on TV have worked, so you figure it's time to sign up for that 30-minute abs class at the gym.

Statewide Search for Contagious Fieldworker

Public Health officials across the state and across the border are searching for 24 year old Augustin Zeferino who was diagnosed with a highly contagious and drug resistant form of tuberculosis, or TB, by the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department.

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Doctors: School start times unhealthy for students

If you think school starts too early, you aren't the only one.

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Raw milk sickens 45 in Utah

Raw milk from Utah has sickened 45 people, according to the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food.

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Lawsuit challenges FIFA concussion rules

A group of current and former soccer players has filed a lawsuit against FIFA, claiming soccer's world governing body isn't doing enough to manage the issue of concussion in the game.

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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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…

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Tips on how to teach your kids to brush their teeth

Teaching children to brush their teeth can help set healthy habits that will last a…

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Men's Health Month: Prostate Health

June is Men's Health Month. Find out some interesting facts about prostate health.

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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…

Local Headlines

Watch Friday Football Focus - Week One

Did you miss the clip of your favorite player or just want to watch the highlights…

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Memorial For Brothers Held At Junior High School

Classmates took part in a memorial at La Colina Junior High after school Friday.

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Customers Spared in Lazy Acres Market Car Crash

A small Mercedes Benz sedan ended up at the front doors of the Lazy Acres Market in…

Food News

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New York City aims to slim down Happy Meals

New York City wants to put the Happy Meal on a diet.

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Twinkie bakery to close, putting 400 out of work

Just 13 months after Twinkies made their celebrated comeback to store shelves, one…

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Eat your selfie on a Middleton marshmallow

Move over Kate Middleton! Younger brother James Middleton is stealing the spotlight…

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Plea for Help from Family of Murdered Santa Maria Man

As Javier Limon Jr. stares at a collection of photographs of his late father Javier…

NewsChannel 3 Tipline Helps Pismo Man Get New Teeth

NewsChannel 3 Tipline Helps Pismo Man Get New Teeth

In this Tipline story, we help a man battered by life. A series of tragic events…

Woman Featured In Tipline Story Gets $25,000

NewsChannel 3 has a nice surprise for a woman who battled the City of Santa Barbara…

What's Right

Father/daughter duo spend summer volunteering

Father/Daughter Pair Learn Valuable Lessons Outside Classroom

While many students took the summer break to vacation and enjoy the time off from…

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Westmont College Staffers Take The Ice Bucket Challenge

Westmont College President Gayle Beebe took part in the ALS ice bucket challenge…

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Through Tragedy The Community of Goleta Comes Together

Police continue to investigate a homicide in Goleta, following the tragedy, a group…

 
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