CBS Tampa Health News
- Governor: 4 Zika Cases Likely Came From Florida Mosquitoes Florida likely has the first cases of Zika transmitted by mosquitoes on the U.S. mainland, the state's governor said Friday.
- A New Threat in Fight Against Overdoses: Elephant Sedative A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, 100 times as potent as the fentanyl already escalating the country's heroin troubles, is suspected in spates of overdoses in several states, where authorities say they've found it mixed with or...
- Zika Investigations Eating Up Funds, Florida Officials Say Florida mosquito control officials worry they won't be able to keep up their efforts to contain the bugs that carry Zika without federal funding, even as concern mounts that the first infection from a mosquito bite on the U.S. mainland is near.
- Florida Mosquitoes Being Tested for Zika to Confirm US Bite Florida health officials have trapped mosquitoes in an area of Miami-Dade County and are testing them for Zika to determine whether...
- Listeria Fear Prompts 327K-Pound Hot Dog, Corn Dog Recall More than 372,000 pounds of hot dogs and corn dogs made earlier this month are being recalled over concerns of listeria contamination.
- UnitedHealth's Profit Surges, Yet Affordable Care Act Drags UnitedHealth's second-quarter earnings jumped 11 percent to trump expectations even though the nation's largest health insurer took a bigger hit than expected from coverage linked to the Affordable Care Act.
- Health Officials Suspend Florida Nurse Who Slapped Patient The Florida Department of Health has suspended the nursing license of a woman who was caught hitting a patient.
- NY Reports Ongoing Advances Against HIV Infections New York health officials say new data show continuing advances against infections statewide with the virus that causes AIDS. According to the state Department of Health, 2014...
- No West Nile Found in Latest Mosquito Tests in Rhode Island State environmental officials have not found West Nile virus in the latest round of mosquito tests in Rhode Island.
- Doctor Gets 3-Plus Years in Prison for Medicare Fraud A South Florida doctor will spend more than three years in federal prison after pleading guilty to falsely diagnosing hundreds of patients in a Medicare fraud scheme.
- Amid Zika Fears, Bug Repellent Supplier Named for Rio Games Consumer products maker SC Johnson says its OFF! brand has been named the official insect repellent supplier for next month's Olympic Games, to be held in Rio de Janeiro amid ongoing fears about the mosquito-borne Zika virus.
- Too Dangerous to Talk? Some Cities Explore 911 Texting With gunshots ringing out just feet away, Eddie Justice hid in a bathroom in the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, and frantically texted his mother for help.
- Lawsuit: Maggots Found on Intensive Care Patient in Florida The children of Dorothy Mooneyham of Orange Park seek over $15,000 damages from the Orange Park Medical Center. In the lawsuit filed Thursday in Clay County...
- Federal Judge Blocks New Florida Abortion Law A federal judge late Thursday put on hold key portions of a new Florida law that would block public funding for Planned Parenthood and greatly increase inspection requirements for abortion clinics.
- FDA Warns Against Eating Raw Dough Amid E. Coli Fears In a warning that's sure to disappoint many who enjoy sneaking a taste of cookie dough, federal regulators said this week that people should not eat raw dough or batter of any kind due to an ongoing outbreak of illnesses related to a strain of E....