A woman in Florida says that an otter attacked her while she was taking a stroll with her dog at a park. Her dog was unharmed, but she is temporarily unable to walk because of the severe bites she incurred.
Public Health January 18, 2019
Experts believe that the population of Rhesus Macaques in Florida could double by the year 2022. Twenty-five percent of them are actually carriers of a potentially deadly herpes virus.
Public Health January 5, 2019
Scientists were finally able to officially name and describe a creature that has long been the subject of rumors. The reticulated siren lives in muddy waters in Florida and Alabama.
Animals December 6, 2018
The recent tropical storm Gordon might have slightly moved the algae bloom that has been pestering the west coast since November. The FWC said that that they are still investigating whether the recent storm disrupted the red tide.
Earth/Environment September 7, 2018
NOAA has conducted tests and confirmed that the dolphin deaths in the Southwest Florida area in the past few weeks were because of the red tide. Federal wildlife officials encourage the public to report stranded or dead marine mammals.
Animals September 4, 2018
What exactly is a brown tide? Experts fear that the current brown tide might 'merge' with and worsen the ongoing red tide in Florida waters.
Earth/Environment August 26, 2018
A former Greenacres police officer was sentenced to eight years in prison. The 41-year-old is serving time in prison for not disclosing to his former sexual partner that he contracted HIV.
June 16, 2018
The Florida Department of Health in Indian River issued a rabies alert in Indian River County on Tuesday, May 15 after a stray cat tested positive for rabies. The alert is set to last 60 days.
Public Health May 20, 2018
The 360-mile-long coral reef in Florida is in danger due to an unknown disease that is killing it. Scientists are researching on the corals to develop a cure for the disease.
Earth/Environment May 15, 2018
A Cuban tree frog did not survive when it made contact with high voltage electrical equipment, but it did cause power outage to over 800 customers. These voracious eaters occasionally wander onto utility poles when they forage for prey.
Animals May 12, 2018
A woman who contracted flesh-eating bacteria allegedly from a vacation in Florida has died. She only underwent biopsy on her third doctor visit and a surgery 2 months before her death.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2018
A doctor in Orlando, Florida, has been arrested for vaccine fraud. The alleged malpractice has placed about 500 children at risk, and parents are recommended to consider revaccination to ensure that their children are protected.
Public Health February 26, 2018
Following the deadly shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the Florida House of Representatives declined a gun control bill. Instead it opted to declare pornography a public health risk.
Public Health February 22, 2018
A nurse from Florida has taken to Facebook to express her frustrations about people who aren’t taking the necessary precautions to stop the spread of flu. Her sass has drawn both the ire and praise of various audiences.
Viral February 4, 2018
A 6-year-old boy from Florida died due to rabies, which he contracted from a bat. The child was placed in a medically induced coma as part of the Milwaukee protocol, but the experimental treatment did not save his life.
Public Health January 16, 2018
Monkeys in Florida may possibly infect humans with herpes B, which is a possibly fatal virus. While state officials determine their best course of action, people who come across the monkeys are advised to stay away.
Public Health January 11, 2018
A fireball streaked over Florida on the evening of Dec. 5, with people thinking that it might be a UFO. NASA has tried to dispel such rumors by explaining what the people saw.
Space December 8, 2017
Emergency doctors were baffled on what to do when an unconscious man with a 'Do Not Resuscitate' tattoo was wheeled into the emergency room. The medical staff had to ask ethical consultants if the request should be honored.
Public Health December 3, 2017
A pilot whale affectionately called Gale was returned to the sea after five weeks of rehabilitation in SeaWorld Orlando. Bringing her back to her natural habitat was achieved with the help of SeaWorld Orlando, NOAA, and the U.S. Coast Guard.
Animals August 12, 2017
The CDC has warned the potential presence of Zika virus in sperm donations in three Florida counties. Donated semen can be stored frozen for certain periods of time and does not necessarily inactivate the Zika virus.
Public Health March 14, 2017
Naples has become the happiest and healthiest city in the United States for the second time in a row. To have a better life, one can use the nine golden rules followed by Naples' residents.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 8, 2017
An annual aerial survey in Florida reveals that the number of manatees in the state is improving. This has prompted a recurring proposal: to downlist the slow-moving mammal from endangered to threatened species.
Animals February 22, 2017
Thousands of dead as well as dying bees have washed up on a Naples beach in Southern Florida beach starting this weekend. Here is the likely cause and what to do with a bee sting.
Animals February 9, 2017
A video of a massive alligator strolling through a Florida reserve is circulating on the internet, and experts confirm that the footage is real. The once endangered giant is endangered no more.
Animals January 22, 2017
More than 80 false killer whales have been found dead after a mass stranding along the remote coast of Southwest Florida in Everglades, the NOAA has reported.
Animals January 18, 2017
University of Florida researchers discover two new tropical disease-carrying mosquitoes for the first time in their state, warning about the possibility of a new virus and the role of global warming in the arrival of the exotic species.
Public Health January 12, 2017
CDC updated its travel and testing guidance on Oct. 19 to apply recommendations to all of Miami-Dade County. The region is labeled as yellow, not red, which makes it a cautionary region.
Public Health October 21, 2016
Hurricane Matthew hit the Florida coast early Friday, causing trees to topple and power lines to go down. Airline schedules and power outages are affecting more than half a million people on the southern coast.
Earth/Environment October 8, 2016
Florida already has Zika and a weakened tourism sector to worry about, and the arrival of Hurricane Matthew has made things a whole lot worse.
Earth/Environment October 7, 2016
More than 200 million gallons of water contaminated by low-level radiation and pollutants has leaked into the main drinking aquifer in Florida, reports revealed. Residents are worried about the safety of the water.
Earth/Environment September 30, 2016
Tourism in Florida has taken a rather significant hit, as concerns about Zika have made would-be tourists book their vacations in 'safer' locales.
Public Health September 27, 2016
Florida Governor Rick Scott announced on Monday, Sept. 19 that Miami’s Wynwood region is free of Zika virus transmission. The governor also urged people to visit Wynwood later this month for the 'Dine Out Wynwood' event to support businesses in the region.
Public Health September 21, 2016
SpaceX is eyeing a new facility in Port Canaveral, Florida to serve as a potential location for its refurbished rockets operations. The 52,000-square-foot building was formerly used as a payload processing facility for Spacehab.
Space August 24, 2016
Federal health regulators gave their approval to a proposed field trial that would release genetically engineered mosquitoes in Florida. This is how Oxitec's mutant mosquitoes will help fight Zika.
Biotech August 6, 2016
Not only has an instance of locally-transmitted Zika been confirmed, but an expert now warns that more cases are likely on the way.
Public Health August 1, 2016
The recent Disney alligator attack raised the issue of safety around the reptiles. Here's how to avoid alligator attacks and survive encounters with these creatures.
Animals June 16, 2016
Public authorities have warned about sea lice outbreaks on Florida beaches, with sea lice stings linked to rashes and even flu-like symptoms. Here's what you should know about sea lice infestations.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 7, 2016
A video of a massive alligator on a Florida golf course is spreading like wildfire across the web. Is it legit?
Viral May 31, 2016
A 13-year-old boy in Florida was attacked by a small shark while riding a surfboard with his father at a local beach on Sunday. He suffered severe lacerations on his leg and was taken to the UF Health Jacksonville.
Animals May 30, 2016
Lightning strikes were captured in slow motion by folks at the Florida Institute of Technology. Scientists used a high-speed camera to record a lightning show at 7,000 frames per second.
Earth/Environment May 26, 2016
Nile crocodiles have been found in Florida's Everglades, and they could soon develop into the top predator in the region, biologists fear. How dangerous are these man-eating reptiles?
Animals May 21, 2016
Inside the Florida sinkhole, a discovered ancient civilization challenges history. Analysis of artifacts has revealed that Clovis were not the earliest civilization to roam the Americas.
Ancient May 17, 2016
A 23-year-old woman was bitten by a nurse shark on a Florida beach - but the shark wouldn't let go of her arm, according to the rescue team. Learn how the Boca Raton shark attack turned out.
Animals May 16, 2016
After emerging from 48-day coma, a 35-year-old army veteran from Florida had one simple request: 'I want Taco Bell.' Here's his story.
Feature | Health May 14, 2016
Clovis hunters were not the first inhabitants of North America after all, a new find suggests. Humans were butchering mastodons in Florida 15 centuries before their arrival.
Ancient May 14, 2016