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Former players rally around coach dying of Parkinson's

For 16 seasons, Don Horton was a dad to his college football teams. Now, his former players are coming to the dying coach's aid.

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Harnessing spider powers to heal human bodies

Professor Fritz Vollrath keeps his spiders in luxurious accommodation on the roof of Oxford University.

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VA's McDonald apologizes for Disney waiting line comparison

Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald apologized Tuesday for comparing long waits at VA hospitals to the lines at Disney amusement parks, amid calls from top Republicans for him to resign because of the remark.

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Doctor uses iPad to conduct surgery

In countries ravaged by conflict, providing international medical expertise on the ground can be almost impossible.

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Late BMX biker Dave Mirra diagnosed with CTE

Iconic BMX biker Dave Mirra was found to have chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the same brain disease that has been diagnosed in a number of former professional football players, including Junior Seau and Ken Stabler.

Bob McDonald

CNN

Senator calls on VA secretary to resign

A senior Republican senator called on Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald to resign Tuesday after he inflamed the veterans' community by comparing the time it takes to receive medical care to long lines at Disneyland.

The demand by Roy Blunt of M...

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WHO: Zika result of 'massive' policy failures

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Margaret Chan lashed out at family planning and mosquito control "failures" as root causes of the ongoing Zika crisis in an address to the World Health Assembly.

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It's OK to let your baby cry himself to sleep, study finds

Many new parents long for a full night of glorious, uninterrupted sleep yet shudder at the thought of letting their baby "cry it out," the sleep training method in which parents allow babies to cry themselves to sleep.

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Nasdaq rejects pot startup MassRoots

MassRoots, a social networking platform for cannabis users, said Tuesday that Nasdaq has rejected its request to trade shares on the exchange.

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World's top insurer ditches $2 billion tobacco investment

The world's largest insurer is ditching tobacco assets worth $2 billion, saying it can't continue to invest in an industry that kills six million people per year.

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Protecting the world from deadly superbugs

Superbugs could kill one person every three seconds by 2050, the equivalent of 10 million people a year, according to the final report last week from the Review on Antimicrobial Resistance.

Bob McDonald speaks to American Legion

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VA chief's Disneyland comparison criticized

Veterans Affairs Secretary Bob McDonald downplayed Monday the time it takes for veterans to receive medical treatment by comparing the "experience" of waiting for health care to Disneyland guests waiting for a ride.

"When you go to Disney, do they mea...

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…

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How stressed are you?

Between work, money and relationships we can all feel stressed out from time to…

Local Headlines

Adopted Dog Killed, Owner Under Investigation in Goleta

A dog adopted from the Santa Barbara County animal shelter last month has died and…

Santa Maria Moving Fireworks Show Near High School Causing Resident Concerns

The City of Santa Maria is moving there fireworks show this year.  In previous…

Firefighters Contain Goleta Brush Fire to Approximately One Acre

Santa Barbara County firefighters are being dispatched to the hillside near the Glen…

Food News

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Coke stops production in Venezuela amid sugar crisis

Coca-Cola ran out of sugar in Venezuela.

The company announced late Monday that it…

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Barack Obama, Anthony Bourdain dine in Vietnam

President Barack Obama took a detour on his Asia trip Monday when he dined with…

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Listeria concerns prompt recalls

Products containing sunflower seeds from a Minnesota-based company are under a…

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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-…

What's Right

Sheriff's Deputies Serve up Food for Special Olympics

The Tip a Cop dinner at Petrini's Italian Restaurant in Goleta raised money for the…

Brianna Hammond Runs with a Purpose

Westmont College Alum Running Ultramarathon to Benefit Kids in DR Congo

Brianna Hammond is getting kids sponsored as she trains for 56 mile run

Happy Body Shop invites apprentices to work this summer

Auto Shop Partners With Santa Barbara High School

A local body shop is taking on high school apprentices.

 
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