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No THC in Colorado town's water, tests show

A Colorado town's marijuana-in-the-water mystery didn't check out after all.

Laboratory testing showed there is no THC -- the principal psychoactive chemical in cannabis -- in the town's water supply, contrary to what field tests had shown earlier thi...

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Zika found in common house mosquitoes in Brazil

Researchers in Brazil announced Thursday the "presence of the Zika virus" in Culex mosquitoes (the common house mosquito) in the eastern city of Recife.

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Most beers to get calorie, ingredient labels

The most popular alcoholic beverage in America is about to get all health-conscious: Most beer brewers are voluntarily including freshness dating, calories, nutritional details and an ingredients list on their labels. The goal for brewers and importe...

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Devastating accident inspires man to run half-marathon

On the morning of Jan. 28, 2014, freezing rain and snow glazed the streets of Birmingham, Alabama, bringing chaos to a city unaccustomed to those conditions.

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Zoe Saldana has Hashimoto's thyroiditis

"Star Trek Beyond" star Zoe Saldana has revealed that she has an autoimmune disease.

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Overnight heat can be more deadly than daytime

Much of the country is baking in temperatures above 90 degrees, without much relief when the sun goes down. That can prove deadly.

Unusually high humidity will keep nighttime temperatures very warm, which can be more dangerous than the daytime highs, ...

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'Doctors Without Walls' Helping Santa Barbara's Homeless With Mobile Clinic

Santa Barbara-based 'Doctors Without Walls -Santa Barbara Street Medicine' is going mobile. The team of volunteer healthcare workers, including a clinician, has helped the City's most vulnerable residents since 2009.

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Mental Health Therapist Says Santa Maria Man Killed by Police Could Have Been Saved

Santa Maria is still reeling after a suicidal man who was wielding a knife was shot and killed by police yesterday after officers say that suspect started charging at them.

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Nerd alert: Reading is good for your health

Clients who seek solace by pouring their hearts out in Alison Kerr Courtney's office don't get rewarded with a Xanax or Prozac prescription. Instead, they walk away with a reading list.

The founder of BiblioRemedy isn't a licensed therapist, nor is sh...

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U.S. sues to block 2 major healthcare mergers

The Department of Justice is suing four major health insurance companies in an attempt to block two proposed mergers.

The antitrust lawsuits were announced Thursday by Attorney General Loretta Lynch in response to Anthem's $54 billion proposal to acqu...

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Evidence of THC found in Colorado town's water supply

Colorado may be home to legalized recreational marijuana, but you won't find any pot shops in the town of Hugo, where such businesses are not permitted.

Yet, somehow, evidence of tetrahydrocannabinol, better known as THC, has been found in the town's ...

Permanent Drug Disposal Box at SBPD

A new drug disposal box at the Santa Barbara Police Department will help residents safely and anonymously dispose of unused, unwanted or expired prescription pills.

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…

Local Headlines

Armed Robbery At La Cumbre Plaza

Santa Barbara Police are looking for two people who robbed a Macy's customer in the…

MIDSTATE GERMANY

Feeling Safe and Secure at the Mid-State Fair

Global and domestic terrorism not a concern for Friday night fairgoers.

Thieves Steal 35 Computers from Goleta Summer Camp

35 computers were stolen from a summer camp located inside Goleta Presbytarian…

Food News

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McDonald's halts Big Mac sales in Venezuela

The latest sign of deepening crisis in Venezuela? McDonald's has been forced to…

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Chipotle profits down 82% in wake of E. coli outbreaks

Chipotle has not recovered as much as investors expected after the chain's E. coli…

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Special K ads banned over health benefits claims

Kellogg has been told to stop running two ads in the U.K. that claim Special K is…

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PLAINS INVESTIGATION

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

Hundreds of Santa Barbara County Kids Play Olympic Style Games

Over 300 kids from United Way of Santa Barbara County will be play in their own…

California Wine Festival Brings Northern And Southern California Vintners Together in Santa Barbara

Northern, Central and Southern California winemakers found themselves at the center…

Local After School Program Recognized for Helping to Keep Kids Healthy

Seven Santa Barbara Schools were recognized with Distinguished After School Health (…

 
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