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Tough Rules for Antibiotic use in Livestock

On Saturday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 27, saying it addresses an urgent public health problem.

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Former dentist, professor continues fight against Alzheimer's

Sandy Halperin closes his eyes. His expression is pensive, his mouth slightly upturned. Memories, like glints of light, dance inside his mind -- a kind of neural film strip.

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MRSA: Tiny bacteria that can tackle giants

New York Giants tight end Daniel Fells has been diagnosed with the superbug MRSA. According to, he has required multiple surgeries to treat the infection.

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Hundreds Attend JDRF One Walk to Support Diabetes Research

Saturday morning's hot weather did not stop hundreds of residents and visitors from flocking to Leadbetter Beach to participate in the JDRF One Walk. JDRF stands for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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Deaths mar high school football season

Roddrick "Rod" Williams was a popular offensive lineman and tuba player at Georgia's Burke County High School. On the football field, the bespectacled 17-year-old was known for his hard play and lighthearted song and dance numbers that made teammates...

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Drug that skyrocketed 5,000% hasn't come down in price

Remember the drug used by cancer and AIDS patients that skyrocketed from $13.50 to $750 a pill? Well, the price has yet to come back to earth.

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Teacher wears bodysuit for anatomy lesson

Students weren't sure what to expect when their teacher stood in front of the classroom and started to undress.

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Is breast-feeding help in hospitals improving?

If Amanda Rodriguez could do it all over again, she would do her homework and select a different hospital for the birth of her first child, one that was much more supportive of nursing.

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Whole Foods recalls cheese because of listeria risk

Whole Foods is recalling some of its cheese because of possible listeria contamination.

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Study: Smoking will kill 1 in 3 Chinese men

Smoking deaths in China are set to triple to 3 million a year by 2050, according to a new study that examines the devastating toll of rising smoking rates on the country's male population.

Ebola anniversary

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UK Ebola nurse in serious condition

The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United Kingdom is back in the hospital with a complication from the virus, and doctors say her condition is serious.

Pauline Cafferkey, who was initially discharged from a hospital in January after recoveri...

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Elephant genes hold clues for human cancer fight

Elephants are giant, cancer-battling super creatures that destroy damaged cells long before they become cancerous, scientists say.

In a study released this week, scientists said elephant genes may provide a crucial clue in the fight against human ca...

Health Features


How to create at-home first aid kit

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


Tips to protect your hearing

Follow these tips to protect your hearing.


Which painkiller is right for you?

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


Body needs food after workout; what works?

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


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


Must do exercises

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

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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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National Candy Month: Calculate your candy intake

June is National Candy Month and with that you will surely be sneaking a piece of…

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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…

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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…

Local Headlines

City College president announces retirement next summer

City College President Announces Retirement

After announcing her retirement plans, Santa Barbara City College president Lori…

West Nile Virus Detected in Santa Barbara County

Dead birds in Goleta, Santa Ynez Valley test positive for mosquito-borne virus.


Crime, Staffing and Recent Accident Part of Report Chief Cam Sanchez Makes to City

Refusing to stay on the sidelines, Chief Cam Sanchez appears before the Santa…

Food News

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Massive merger units 9 of world's top 20 beers

Anheuser-Busch InBev has agreed to purchase its main rival SABMiller, creating a…

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16 food mashups too insane to call 'fusion'

When one thinks of fusion food, dishes that balance the elegance of two distinct…

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New Whopper goes in black, comes out green

Fast-food giant Burger King's new black Whopper, a Halloween-centric take on their…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates

NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Los Alamos Restaurant Settles Complaint Over ADA Dispute

The Americans with Disabilities Act, or the ADA, has been the law since 1990. But,…

Grand Jury Report Backs Up NewsChannel 3 Investigations

A Grand Jury launched its investigation after we aired a series of reports exposing…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Guitar Man Strikes Wrong Chord with Customers

A Santa Barbara guitar company and its owner are striking the wrong chord with…

What's Right


Santa Barbara Program Feeds Those In Need

Local grocery stores have paired up with Santa Barbara homeless centers. Their…


Those In Need, The Boy Scouts Will Feed

Hunger is a daily reality for many in our community.


Carpinteria Instrument Drive Hits the Right Note

A drive that began in early summer shows Carpinteria is in turn with its community…

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