On November 5, Cincinnati U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers seized 6 shipments of unapproved U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) drugs. The drugs included Phenibut Hydrochloride, Botulinum Toxin, and fillers containing Lidocaine. Each one of these drugs to include Injectable cosmetic treatments, are regulated by FDA. The sixContinue Reading

The Florida Board of Medicine Legislative Committee approved a rule on Friday that would prohibit minors from receiving puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and mutilating surgery to remove healthy male or female organs. Minors currently taking puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones would be allowed to continue if they were part of an InstitutionalContinue Reading

People with psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia are 2.5 times more likely than those without a psychotic disorder to eventually develop dementia, according to a review of evidence led by UCL researchers. The new systematic review and meta-analysis, published in Psychological Medicine, found that psychotic disorders may have a stronger linkContinue Reading

The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County (DOH-Hillsborough) advises residents and visitors that there has been an increase in mosquito-borne disease activity in northwestern Hillsborough County. Eastern Equine Encephalitis has been detected in two horses, heightening the risk of transmission to humans. Hillsborough County Mosquito Control and DOH-Hillsborough continueContinue Reading

The Trinity Love Hoblit Foundation announces that Gov. Ron DeSantis has issued a proclamation declaring September as Brain Aneurysm Awareness Month in the state of Florida. Compared to other conditions like cardiac arrest and stroke, most people have little awareness about the signs and symptoms of a brain aneurysm. JustContinue Reading

Researchers in the Netherlands have shown that restricting flights from countries where new COVID-19 variants were emerging did little to stop their spread, according to a study published today in eLife. As countries start to scale down their SARS-CoV-2 surveillance efforts, the results highlight the importance of continuing robust surveillanceContinue Reading

Continuing its expansion into the Orlando area, Florida’s premier urgent care services provider, MD Now Urgent Care, has opened its newest clinic in Altamonte Springs. This is MD Now’s second clinic in Seminole County and 65th clinic in Florida. MD Now is dedicated to providing convenient, superior healthcare services to communitiesContinue Reading

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The rate that emerging wildlife diseases infect humans has steadily increased over the last three decades. Viruses, such as the global coronavirus pandemic and recent monkeypox outbreak, have heightened the urgent need for disease ecology tools to forecast when and where disease outbreaks are likely. A University of South Florida assistantContinue Reading

While governors from California (826 monkeypox cases), New York (1666 cases) and Illinois (547 cases) have all issued declarations of public health emergency due to the current monkeypox outbreak, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis came out against what these states are doing and it appears he will not follow suit. “IContinue Reading

The Tampa Bay region consists of six counties: Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco and Pinellas. Through August 1, 37 monkeypox cases have been reported in the area–Pinellas County (20), Hillsborough County (16) and Pasco County (1). Statewide, the Florida Department of Health has reported 480 total cases, fifth most inContinue Reading

A new op-ed published at The Guardian, titled “We’ve overexploited the planet, now we need to change if we’re to survive,” promotes the United Nations’ Biodiversity Conference and plans to reduce food waste by reducing or eliminating the means to grow food. Under the byline “Addressing the twin challenges ofContinue Reading

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued marketing denial orders (MDOs) to JUUL Labs Inc. for all of their products currently marketed in the United States. As a result, the company must stop selling and distributing these products. In addition, those currently on the U.S. market must be removed, or riskContinue Reading

The Florida Department of Health in Hillsborough County issued a rabies alert for the area surrounding Nobb Oak Ave. This is in response to cat that tested positive on 6/13/2022 (Description: Domestic Shorthaired Brown Tabby & White). All residents and visitors in Hillsborough County should be aware that rabies isContinue Reading