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The longer you sleep, the weirder your dreams

Here's a roundup of five medical studies published this week that might give you new insights into your health. Remember, correlation is not causation -- so if a study finds a connection between two things, it doesn't mean that one causes the other.

Ebola outbreak, Sierra Leone

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Sierra Leone starts nationwide Ebola lockdown

Sierra Leone started a three-day nationwide lockdown Friday in an effort to halt an Ebola outbreak that has left thousands dead in the region.

Under the plan, no one is allowed to leave their homes for three days, allowing volunteers to go door-to-do...

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NIH researcher becomes human guinea pig for Ebola vaccine

Earlier this week, Brian Shepherd sat down in a small doctor's office in Bethesda, Maryland. A technician swabbed his arm and gave him a quick jab with a needle.

NFL scandal inspires survivor to speak out

NFL Scandal Inspires Survivors to Speak Out

The NFL has created a new audience for domestic violence education.

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15 die after getting measles shots in Syria

A crying mother cradles and moves her dead baby to the floor, yelling out, "My child, my child." Outside, another woman shakes and gestures in a fit of absolute grief as she piercingly screams, "Pray to God and his prophet sister."

Both women had bro...

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Obama signs order to fight superbugs

The rise in antibiotic-resistant bacteria could lead to a future full of untreatable infections, experts have warned us for years.

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8 killed in Guinea town amid Ebola fears

They were traveling to raise awareness about the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. Instead, it seems, they encountered violence.

The bodies of eight people have been discovered in southeastern Guinea, near the country's border with Liberia, a governm...

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As open enrollment nears, ACA website still isn't totally safe

HealthCare.gov still isn't as safe as it should be, and the annual open enrollment period starts again in just two months.

Happiness

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7 ways to boost your happiness

Americans will spend about $550 million on self-help books this year and more than $1 billion on motivational speakers. Obviously, many of us are on a quest for happiness.

Phoenix VA Medical Center

CNN

VA hikes top pay for doctors by $20,000 to $35,000

Doctors who passed on a career at the Department of Veterans Affairs because of pay will soon have a reason to give the agency a second look.

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Enterovirus Strikes Ventura County Child

Ventura County Public Health Officer Dr. Robert Levin confirmed a local case of the unexplained respiratory Enterovirus.

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SBCC Athletes Sporting Impact Monitor Headbands

Concussions in sports is a hot topic all across the nation. Now, a new device that monitors blows to the head will be given to Santa Barbara City College athletes.

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 Four

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

NFL scandal inspires survivor to speak out

NFL Scandal Inspires Survivors to Speak Out

The NFL has created a new audience for domestic violence education.

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Man Camps for 12 Hours to Get New iPhone

Mike Dyatt was all smiles when he walked out of the Apple Store in downtown San Luis…

Food News

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Beware of Olive Garden passes on eBay

Olive Garden's all-you-can-eat pasta passes are already for sale on eBay, but…

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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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Woman finds dead frog in Pret A Manger salad

A Wall Street Journal staffer returning to the newsroom found a stomach-churning…

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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…

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'Glow In The Park' Lights Up Santa Barbara Sky

The night sky was filled with hot-air balloons at Elings Park in Santa Barbara…

Pismo Beach Surfers Honor 911 Victims

Pismo Surfers Honor 9/11 Victims

Local surfers chose to honor those who died in the September 11th attacks with a…

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Avocado Festival Donation will Help Future Farmers of America

A month before the California Avocado Festival, organizers have donated $3000. to…

 
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