Scientists say the Suncoast is in the clear - at least for now. This time, it’s brown algae which from a distance looks like an oil spill mixed with thick globs of seaweed. Although it looks gross, experts say it’s nothing to be worried about.
In a 2-1 ruling, the 1st District Court of Appeal sent the lawsuit back to the circuit court, saying the state has built evidence that supports the constitutionality of the law. The law is being challenged by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of a Gainesville abortion clinic.
Two Florida State University (FSU) professors have received funding to examine how Hurricane Michael impacted birth outcomes in the Florida Panhandle as a result of infrastructure damage and exposure to carbon monoxide.
A study conducted by the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics shows that kids are more likely to gain weight during the summer months. Some reasons why are because kids are snacking more and aren't as active.
Thursday afternoon local law enforcement officials along with the Florida Attorney General will talk about e-cigarette usage among teens. They will have a meeting at 1:45 p.m. at Riverview High School.
The 12,000 square foot, six million dollar facility is on State Road 70 at Lorraine Road. It includes internal medicine and pediatrics primary care as well as Obstetrics, Endocrinology and other specialties.
“Flesh eating bacteria or Necrotizing Fasciitis is the fascia, which is the layer underneath the skin, gets inflamed and infected. It’s basically a glorified cellulitis infection, which is very common," Dr. David Rizzo explained.
Manatee CHD immediately began conducting an epidemiological investigation after receiving lab confirmation on Monday. On Wednesday, it was determined that the individual worked at the Ugly Grouper restaurant located at 5704 Marina Drive while infectious.
According to the Florida Department of Health, the dates between June 16th and June 22nd, 25 counties in the state reported new cases of Hepatitis A. That includes two new cases in Sarasota County and five new cases in Manatee County.
If you having trouble going to sleep at night, your phone could be part of the issue. A sleep expert said exposing yourself to the blue light from your phone and going on social media will stimulate your brain instead of relaxing it.
The vaping ban, which goes into effect on July 1st, implements part of a constitutional amendment supported by nearly 70 percent of voters last year. The change is similar to a long-standing law that prohibits smoking tobacco in places of employment.
Floridians could eventually gain access to cheaper prescription drugs from Canada and other countries under legislation signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Ron DeSantis, if the federal government gives it a green light.
The legislation allows creation of two prescription drug importation programs subject to strict regulation: one involving importing drugs from Canada and a second calling for drugs to be brought in from unspecified other countries to be chosen later.
Researchers at the University of California-Irvine released a study this year asking 1,600 Florida residents to report their hours spent watching media reports in advance of 2017’s Hurricane Irma and their anxiety levels in the aftermath.
The new numbers from the Centers for Disease control and Prevention pushed the U.S. tally higher than the 963 illnesses reported for all of 1994. The nation last saw this many cases in 1992, when more than 2,200 were reported.
Partial owners Timothy Beach and Stuart Christensen are being accused of False Claims Act violations. The DOJ says the kickbacks were paid through sham medical director agreements and payments to the spouses of physicians who referred patients to the home health agency.
Record hitting temperatures can be dangerous to the body. Many will be hitting the beach or other outdoor events this Memorial Day weekend around the Suncoast, and health officials advising everyone to be cautious while enjoying the sun.