The top four allergy-challenging cities in Central Florida were identified

Allergy season – Close-up of a young woman blowing nose with tissue paper at the park – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by wavebreakmedia There’s pollen on your automobile and in the air. You’re not alone if your allergies are causing you misery already. According to a recent analysis by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of

An outbreak of measles at a Florida elementary school has confirmed six cases

Measles virus. Mother holding tiny baby foot with red rash, closeup – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Prostock-studio A measles epidemic at the Manatee Bay Elementary School in Weston, Florida, has resulted in six cases of the disease. In a letter sent to nearby medical professionals on Friday, the Florida Department of Health in Broward

More than 130 passengers on a Florida cruise inexplicably become sick with stomach flu

Stomach flu onboard – Queen Victoria Cruise Ship, May 21st, 2020 arriving at Southampton – Courtesy: Shutterstock — Wayleebird Health officials said that more than 130 passengers on a Cunard Cruise Line ship that sailed from Florida had unexplained diarrhea and vomiting fits. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stated in an advisory

A second lawsuit against Panera Bread alleges that the caffeinated “Charged Lemonade” caused the death of a Florida man

Panera Bread – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by: Ken Wolter A second wrongful death case has been brought against Panera Bread about its highly caffeinated “Charged Lemonade.” A complaint was filed on Monday, claiming that Dennis Brown, 46, of Florida, died as a result of the lemonade drink Panera served him after he suffered a

CDC map shows flu season gaining traction in Florida

Doctor holding pen card that states “flu season ahead” – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Inna Kot The spread of COVID-19 is decreasing, but the flu season is still in its early stages. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed new data on Friday that indicates an increase in influenza activity in numerous U.S.

Three years’ worth of COVID data must be made public by Florida’s health officials

COVID-19 Vaccine Card – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by vovidzha A government watchdog organization declared Monday that the Florida Department of Health was required, as part of a settlement, to reveal three years’ worth of comprehensive COVID-19 data. The Florida Department of Health is required to provide COVID data on its website for the following

Former Florida surgeon general rejects the DeSantis administration’s assertions regarding COVID vaccines

COVID-19 Vaccine Card – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by vovidzha The DeSantis administration’s allegations that revised COVID-19 vaccines have “not been proven to be safe or effective” and that the shots shouldn’t be recommended for those under the age of 65 are being refuted by a former surgeon general of Florida. The COVID vaccines are

A recent poll reveals Florida voters’ opinions on marijuana use for medical and recreational purposes

Medical Marijuana Being Prescribed by Doctor – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Africa Studio A recent poll provides insight into how voters feel about marijuana use, both medically and recreationally. According to the findings of this latest survey, legalizing recreational marijuana on the ballot in 2016 might prove challenging. More than 840,000 Florida residents currently

Florida’s surgeon general and Gov. DeSantis issue a warning about new COVID-19 limits and vaccination

90-year-old Margaret Keenan, the first patient in the UK to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Photo by Alex Gakos The latest COVID-19 vaccination, which is anticipated to become available this month, has been advised against by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who on Thursday criticized recent efforts around the country to stem

Five deaths from ‘flesh-eating’ bacteria have been reported by Florida officials in Tampa Bay since January

Flesh-eating bacteria found on in Tampa Bay (Not pictured); No Swimming Advisory Sign On Beach – Courtesy: Shutterstock – Image by Jean Faucett According to Florida officials, five people have been proven deceased in the Tampa Bay area as a result of a flesh-eating bacteria that is known to lurk near beaches. The vibrio vulnificus