Life and Health

Flu outbreak continues

7:01 PM, Jan 27, 2014

The worst of flu season may not be over yet.

Flu deaths in Calif. jump to 95

2:40 PM, Jan 24, 2014

California health officials say 95 people have died from the flu this season, double the number from a week ago.

Unique beer festival to blend fine ales, food, artwork

1:44 PM, Jan 24, 2014

An event catered to appreciators of fine foods, arts and ales is expected to draw crowds and raise money for Autism research at the California Aerospace Museum at McClellan Park Friday night.

Bill Cosby may return to TV in family sitcom

8:00 PM, Jan 22, 2014

No pilot has been made yet, but a deal has.

New vacation option targets craft beer lovers

7:11 AM, Jan 22, 2014

Small ship adventure line Un-Cruise Adventures is hoping to tap the craft beer movement with a new beer-themed voyage out of Seattle.

Why sitting can be dangerous for your health

2:54 PM, Jan 21, 2014

Both sitting too much - sometimes called sitting disease - and exercising too little may increase the chance of heart failure, a new study suggests.

Who is, who isn't signing up for Covered California

1:56 PM, Jan 21, 2014

SACRAMENTO - California's health insurance exchange says about 625,000 people have signed up for a policy under the federal health care reforms, but enrollments for Latinos and younger people continue to lag expectations.

Flu outbreak claims more Calif. victims

1:44 PM, Jan 17, 2014

SACRAMENTO - There have been 45 deaths in California attributed to influenza, state officials report.

Friday! Friday! Friday! Monster trucks roll into Sleep Train Arena

12:24 PM, Jan 17, 2014

The Monster Jam monster truck event comes to Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento the weekend of January 17 through January 19.

Report: Smoking is even worse than you thought

6:00 AM, Jan 17, 2014

A new report from the surgeon general finds that smoking causes even more physical and financial damage than previously estimated.

Student's ordeal raises sickle cell awareness

9:05 PM, Jan 16, 2014

Research on sickle cell treatment has lagged, some say, because of its status as a rare disease that affects only a small population.

Google developing smart contact lens

9:00 PM, Jan 16, 2014

To make the lens, Google had to design its own tiny chips and mount them on very thin, flexible, plastic-like film.

FDA warns against high-dose prescription acetaminophen

11:57 AM, Jan 15, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration is asking doctors to stop prescribing combination medications that contain more than 325 milligrams of acetaminophen per pill, because of long-standing concerns about liver damage.

Does caffeine stimulate your memory?

6:13 AM, Jan 15, 2014

Put on the coffee. Brew some tea. Here's another good reason to enjoy a cup of java daily: A new study suggests that caffeine may play a role in enhancing memory.

News10 viewers dress up their pets

4:06 PM, Jan 14, 2014

News10 viewers submitted pictures of their pets for "National Dress Up Your Pet Day." Upload your own photos using the form below.

Can't poop? Don't reach for the laxative, try something else first

6:44 PM, Jan 11, 2014

Try changing diet and bowel habits before trying laxatives, doctors suggest.

Fast-food deals go long and wide in January

4:43 PM, Jan 9, 2014

For all the consumers who overspent and overate in December, the fast-food chains are vying to lure you back in January with dazzling deals.

Rocklin, El Dorado Hills craft breweries increase availability

10:12 AM, Jan 9, 2014

Mraz Brewing Co. and Out of Bounds Brewing Co. announced their first bottle releases this week.

Dine Downtown raising money for food literacy

9:34 AM, Jan 8, 2014

SACRAMENTO - Thousands of people are expected to flock to the Capitol City beginning Wednesday to take part in the 9th annual Dine Downtown event.

Sacramento County reports increase in flu deaths and patients

2:42 PM, Jan 7, 2014

The H1N1 (swine) flu virus strain is putting more people in the hospital in Sacramento County.

Stanislaus Co.: Flu claims 3 patients

10:14 PM, Jan 6, 2014

SACRAMENTO - Three people have died in Stanislaus County after contracting the flu, says a county public health official.

How do you measure up? New health gadgets can tell you

3:56 PM, Jan 5, 2014

An array of new personal health devices aims to help you beat depression, lose weight, reduce stress or improve your fitness level.

First flu death of season reported in Sacramento Co.

3:57 PM, Jan 3, 2014

SACRAMENTO - A 61-year-old woman is Sacramento County's first influenza death this season, say authorities.

A look back at Mormon Island

1:30 PM, Jan 2, 2014

Pictures of Mormmon Island which recently surfaced in depleted Folsom Lake.

Study finds Medicaid expansion drove up ER visits

12:08 PM, Jan 2, 2014

SALEM, Ore. - A new study has found that previously uninsured people who were given health coverage through Medicaid used the emergency room 40 percent more than others who weren't able to join the program.

H1N1 'swine' flu strain showing up in Calif., U.S.

3:08 PM, Jan 1, 2014

SACRAMENTO - The H1N1 "swine" flu strain has made a comeback this season, report health officials.

White House: Religious concerns are addressed in ACA contraceptive mandate

2:44 PM, Jan 1, 2014

WASHINGTON - The statement comes a day after Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor temporarily blocked the contraceptive requirement from taking effect at the request of an organization of Catholic nuns in Denver.

What's that awful smell coming from the American River?

7:54 PM, Dec 31, 2013

At Sailor Bar in Fair Oaks, Chinook salmon carcasses lined the rocky river bank Tuesday. It's due, in part, to low water levels and Mother Nature taking its course.

Study: Happiness makes us feel warm all over

6:12 PM, Dec 31, 2013

Research shows our emotions are directly linked to sensations in our bodies.

Sacramento sprinter crowned 'Top Dog' at national finals

11:11 AM, Dec 31, 2013

SACRAMENTO - Sacramento now boasts a national champion runner.

Study: Moderate drinking boosts immune system

2:20 PM, Dec 30, 2013

Moderate drinking may boost your immune system and help fight off infections, a new study finds.

Research reveals added benefits of sticking to your fitness resolution

7:22 AM, Dec 30, 2013

If losing weight and looking better isn't enough motivation to inspire you to exercise, how about the fact that the latest research shows that regular physical activity may be "the best preventive drug we have" for many health problems.

Deal hunters flock to stores for end-of-year discounts

8:22 PM, Dec 26, 2013

The day after Christmas is for more than returning gifts this year. Retailers are ratcheting up the sales in an attempt to lure customers and make up for a slow shopping season.

UPS driver: 2013 'worst Christmas ever' for delivery

5:08 PM, Dec 25, 2013

Thousands of UPS packages will arrive after Christmas.

Obesity levels off, but extreme cases tipping the scales

11:37 AM, Dec 24, 2013

The percentage of people who are 100 pounds over a healthy weight is on the increase.

Swimmers take icy dip for holiday tradition

4:38 PM, Dec 23, 2013

LANKE, GERMANY - Ice swimmers dressed up in holiday attire swam in the Obersee in Lanke, about 31 miles north of Berlin, Germany, on Dec. 22. The swimmers, who dress up for the annual event, claim swimming in cold water is good for the body's blood circulation. Due to warmer temperatures this year, the lake did not freeze over. (Photo: Adam Berry/Getty Images)