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Butter not as bad as you thought, study suggests

Have we gotten the health risks of butter all wrong?

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Dangerous chemicals hiding in everyday products

It was long believed that you could acquire "better living through chemistry." But that may really not be the case. In a landmark alliance, known as Project TENDR, leaders of various disciplines have come together in a consensus statement to say that...

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As fireworks laws are relaxed, injuries increase

Fireworks are synonymous with Fourth of July celebrations. But as entertaining as sparklers, bottle rockets and other consumer items can be, they're also responsible for many injuries, which can sometimes result in death.

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World's largest air purifier takes on China's smog

When artist Daan Roosegaarde visited Beijing in 2014, he was inspired by what he didn't see.

CALM Helping Prevent and Treat Local Child Abuse

For more than 40 years, Santa Barbara County-based CALM (Child Abuse Listening Mediation) has been helping local families by preventing, assessing and treating child abuse.

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Google publishes patent for smart crib

Google wants to cram as many baby monitoring devices as possible into a single crib.

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Opening up art for the blind, with 3-D

Luc was only 7 years old when his world went dark and he became blind unexpectedly. But as he likes to say, blindness isn't very effective on him.

Even with his can-do attitude, the 13-year-old recalls feeling excluded when he visited a museum exhibi...

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Is your hand sanitizer safe? The FDA wants to know

Alcohol-based hand sanitizers are everywhere these days, and the Food and Drug Administration wants to know more about them. It requested more scientific evidence Wednesday to prove that hand sanitizers are both safe and effective.

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What's the No. 1 killer of Americans?

The leading causes of death remained the same from the year before: Heart disease is the No. 1 killer, followed by cancer, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and infant mortality decreased 2.3%.

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Study: Nap or exercise to improve your memory

Scientists have unlocked new secrets for boosting memory retention: One involves breaking a sweat, and the other involves taking a snooze.

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Can you get Zika twice?

Once you've had Zika, can you get it again? Scientists don't think so, but it's never been proved

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Grace Fisher Foundation - Colors For A Cause

Grace Fisher, the Santa Barbara teenager paralyzed by a polio-like syndrome in December of 2014, is on a mission to help other people with disabilities, through music and art thanks to her new foundation.

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

Hotel and Beach Evacuated Following a Bomb Threat in Avila Beach

Authorities are investigating a report of a bomb threat in Avila Beach. The Inn at…

July 4th Pet Safety Tips

The 4th of July can be a scary time for pets.

Food News

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FDA: Don’t ever, ever eat raw cookie dough

Like to eat cookie dough right out of the bowl? Don’t.

The U.S. Food and Drug…

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Man loses 140 pounds on Chick-fil-A diet

When Denver, Colorado, resident Alton Ward was at Texas A&M University four years…

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Kellogg's is opening a cereal cafe in NYC

Kellogg's is raising the stakes in the all-day breakfast wars. A new cafe in New…

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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-…

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Hundreds of Kids Experience Classical Music in Santa Barbara's 'Fun in the Sun' Event

More than 300 kids will visit the Music Academy of the West and watch and exclusive…

Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Parade Preparations Underway

The Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Parade will be taking over the city tomorrow, but…

Red Cross Opens Shelter For Scherpa "Sherpa" Fire Evacuees

14 Santa Barbara County residents are staying at the Santa Barbara City College's…

 
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