Let’s Talk Food: Omega-3 fatty acids

Omega-3 fatty acids are the structural materials in almost every cell in our bodies. The three main types of omega-3 fats — EPA or eicosapentaenoic acid, DHA or docosahexaenoic acid, and ALA or alpha-linolenic acid — are healthy fats known as polyunsaturated fats. These fats are best known for heart health benefits but the three together are great for brain, eye, skin and hair health.

Keiki booster shots could begin soon

Booster shots for keiki ages 5-11 could be coming to the Big Island as early as next week, pending approval by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Despite reservations, sunscreen ban advances

Hawaii County Council members gave tentative approval Tuesday to a ban on the sale of all but two kinds of sunscreen on the Big Island on the condition that county attorneys can prove the ban is enforceable.