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Infection specialists offer influenza advice

Infection specialists offer influenza advice

NEW YORK — Each year, 30,000 people die from influenza infection and its complications. In an effort to get ahead of the upcoming flu season, experts at Montefiore Medical Center are raising awareness about the importance of the flu vaccine, wh...
Updated: 1 months ago
Rapid sinusitis test being developed

Rapid sinusitis test being developed

It’s one of the most common — and thorniest — problems health care professionals confront every day: What is causing a patient’s sneezing and runny nose?
Updated: 1 months ago
Newly formed partnership targeting Ebola, Marburg

Newly formed partnership targeting Ebola, Marburg

Researchers in Tennessee and California have joined forces in an effort to bioengineer additional weapons to be used in the fight against Ebola and a related deadly viral infection.
Updated: 1 months ago
UF researchers look into salamanders for human wound scarring clues

UF researchers look into salamanders for human wound scarring clues

The axolotl, a type of salamander, can regenerate lost limbs, regrow its own spinal cord and dodge cancer — which is why University of Florida researchers have created the tools to study how the axolotl’s blood works to heal itself, acc...
Updated: 1 months ago

3 bid to design, build S.R. 56 extension to U.S. 301

WESLEY CHAPEL — Tampa- based Pepper Contracting is one of three Florida construction companies bidding to build the $60 million State Road 56 extension in southern Pasco County....
Updated: 2 months ago
Scientists find possible mood disorder ‘dimmer switch’

Scientists find possible mood disorder ‘dimmer switch’

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a control mechanism for an area of the brain that processes sensory and emotive information that humans experience as “disappointment.”
Updated: 2 months ago
Chemically altered vancomycin attacks resistant bacteria

Chemically altered vancomycin attacks resistant bacteria

With President Barack Obama issuing an executive order last week intended to encourage the development of weapons for the war against bacterial resistance, researchers at The Scripps Institute have announced a possible contribution to the effort.
Updated: 2 months ago
Tampa General employee fired for accessing patient information

Tampa General employee fired for accessing patient information

Tampa General Hospital said Friday it terminated an employee who improperly accessed the personal information of about 675 patients.
Updated: 2 months ago
UF study: stress test little value in people without cardiac symptoms

UF study: stress test little value in people without cardiac symptoms

Putting people without heart disease symptoms through cardiac stress testing has little if any value when it comes to health, a newly published study from the University of Florida suggests.
Updated: 2 months ago

Study: ‘Minimal’ young adult emergency visit decline under ACA

A new study shows a nearly 2 percent drop in emergency department visits by young adults since they were allowed to stay on their parents’ health plans under the Affordable Care Act.
Updated: 2 months ago

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