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Bird flu worries spread in Europe

Europeans are worried about a possible continent-wide bird flu epidemic after a wild duck tested positive for the H5N8 virus in northeast Germany, authorities said.

The virus was first discovered earlier this month in domesticated birds at a turkey f...

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Women's desire for sex is complicated

What makes a woman want to have sex isn't totally hormonal, as it can be with men.

Instead, women need a lot more to be turned on, according to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism.

"Women's interest in sex is extre...

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From Doctors Without Borders

Democratic Republic of Congo is Ebola-free

Ebola has officially been eradicated from the Democratic Republic of Congo, the World Health Organization declared Friday, even amid fresh concerns about the deadly virus in places like Sierra Leone and Mali.

The United Nations health agency cleared t...

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A bad marriage might literally break a heart

If you are in an unhappy marriage, you may want to check in with a cardiologist.

A study led by a Michigan State University sociologist has found that older couples in bad marriages, especially wives, have a higher risk for heart disease than those wh...

Alzheimer s Women s Initiative Holds Inaugural Luncheon

Alzheimer's Women's Initiative Holds Inaugural Luncheon

The Alzheimer’s Women’s Initiative luncheon honored special caregivers this afternoon.   The event was held at the Fess Parker Doubletree Resort in Santa Barbara.

Businesses in Santa Paula Chemical Explosion Zone Allowed Brief Visit

27 businesses and four homes are in the mandatory evacuation zone.  On Thursday, they were escorted onto their property by firefighters for a brief visit to gather tools and personal items.

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Obesity costs global economy $2 trillion

The obesity epidemic has grown too big to ignore.

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Texting creating 'text neck' epidemic, doctors say

Chances are you're reading this while leaning over a table or slumped back in a chair. Your head is tilted forward; your shoulders are curved.

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Cosmetic infidelity: A new way to cheat

"I have five days to recover from surgery and look good before my husband gets home."

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Big jump in Medicaid spending after Obamacare

Medicaid spending is expected to soar more than 11 percent in fiscal 2014 as many states expand the program under the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare.

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Company Owner Cooperating With Toxic Explosion Investigation

The Chairman of the Board at the Santa Clara Waste Water Company woke up to an emergency call reporting the biggest disaster in the company's long history.

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Mobile Chemistry Lab Key To Explosion Investigation

An unknown chemical was in the vacuum truck that exploded at the Santa Clara Waste Water Company early Tuesday morning.

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.

Local Headlines

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Santa Barbara Girls Rock After School Fundraiser

It was a rock and roll party at Soho Sunday afternoon where young performers got to…

Holiday DUI Awareness

DUI saturation patrols hit the streets in Santa Maria

Police are on high alert for drunken drivers this holiday season.

Police on High Alert for Drunk Drivers

DUI arrests are happening and will continue to happen throughout Central Coast

Food News

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Pumpkin pies

Get a recipe for the classic pumpkin custard pie, and a bonus one with an island…

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'Foodini' machine lets you 3-D-print meals

As further proof that you can now 3-D-print anything, a company called Natural…

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5 strange facts about candy corn

With National Candy Corn Day approaching on Thursday, here are some things you may…

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Run or Dye Event Cancelled Under Cloud of Suspicion

The Run or Dye event scheduled for Ventura this Saturday, November 8, will not…

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Tipline Exclusive: SoCal Edison Accused Of Delaying Solar Applications

A nasty feud is brewing between many solar companies and Southern California Edison.

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Father of Los Osos Woman Found Dead in Nevada Speaks Out

"Margay touched so many lives, and was so outgoing and gregarious", says Jeff…

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Habitat For Humanity Dedicates New Housing Site

Habitat For Humanity Dedicates New Housing Site

Habitat for Humanity held a dedication ceremony for the newest affordable homes…

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Ventura 11-Year-Old Now Nation's Youngest Eagle Scout

An 11-year old Ventura boy became the youngest-ever Eagle Scout in a ceremony over…

Four Churches Donate Over 600 Turkeys and Chickens for Thanksgiving

Four Montecito churches combined their efforts over the weekend to help those in…

 
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