Health

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World Elder Abuse Awareness will be commemorated Thursday, Jun. 15, and while seniors are often targets for scams and exploitation, health officials say elder self-neglect is a growing concern, a state where a person is no longer able to take proper care of themselves because of physical or mental impairment.

Florida scientists have developed a new test for Zika that would produce results in less than an hour.

And the test can detect the Zika virus in the blood of humans or mosquitoes.

The pesticide widely used to fight Zika-carrying mosquitoes in Florida and across the nation has been linked to deficits in motor functions in Chinese babies, according to a new study.

Photo: Collier County Public Schools (edited)

To say that Joe Kemper helped shape the Collier School District’s athletic programs would not be an understatement. After 33 years in the school system where he worked his way up to from a math teacher and coach to the role of Interscholastic Athletics Coordinator, Kemper is hanging up his whistle and clipboard and heading into retirement. 

A Florida city called state health inspectors on itself to report rats in a downtown park so it could evict homeless people living there.

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