Health

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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The first case of canine influenza, or "dog flu," was confirmed in Florida this week. More than a dozen cases of the highly contagious H3N2 canine flu virus has been identified in northern and central Florida since the first diagnosis, including cases in the Orlando area.

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A saliva swab collected from a patient’s cheek can tell doctors what kinds of drugs will work best for a patient. It's the promise of pharmacogenomics, the science behind matching a patient's genetic profile with right medicine—and avoiding drugs that could actually harm them.

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