Health

  1. Broccoli Cheddar Breakfast Muffins a fine start to the day

    Health

    When fall rolls around and it's back to school and work, wouldn't you love to start your day with something tastier and more substantial than a bowl of cold cereal?

    This June 9, 2014 photo shows broccoli cheddar breakfast muffins in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead) NHMM401
  2. When it comes to skin products, less is more

    Health

    Dr. Dornechia Carter, a Dallas area dermatologist, says she has had patients try several unusual methods in their quest to be all-natural. • "People can be very inventive with what they put on their face," she says. "I've been surprised at what people have tried." • The problem is, just because a skin-care …

  3. Enjoy a chocolate bread pudding with cherries on top

    Health

    Walk into the produce section of any supermarket from June to August and bright red cherries greet you. On a recent visit, three people were discussing how sweet cherries were going to cure their arthritis and joint pains. Such was the announcement on a recent news program citing a poorly designed USDA research study …

    You can use sweet or tart cherries in Chocolate Cherry Bread Pudding.
  4. USF professor says nanotechnology holds key to curing cancer

    Research

    TAMPA — About a dozen researchers are splitting fibers in pursuit of a cure for cancer in a third floor research lab on the edge of the University of South Florida campus.

     Shaily Sharma, who recently graduated from USF with a masters in Biology, looks at the tumoroids she has been growing with nanopartical fibers and cancer cells, Thursday, July 17, 2014. She works in the lab with Professor Shyam Mohapatra, PhD, and other recent graduates or current students to do tests and develop new nanoscale biomedical diagnostics and therapeutics for cancers, asthma, viral infections and traumatic brain injuries.
  5. Floridians to get $42 million in health insurance refunds

    Health

    More than 981,000 Floridians will get an average refund of $65 from their health insurers this summer because of the Affordable Care Act, federal officials announced today.

  6. Anthrax scare leads CDC lab leader to resign

    Research

    The leader of the federal bioterrorism lab in which careless procedures might have exposed dozens of workers to live anthrax has resigned, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.

    A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lab in Atlanta might have exposed workers to live anthrax. No one became ill.
  7. California company recalls fresh fruit over listeria scare

    Health

    CUTLER, Calif. — A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination.

  8. With billions for Floridians at stake, courts issue dueling rulings on health care law

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    About 931,000 Floridians could lose $4.8 billion in subsidies to buy health insurance if a federal appeals court decision Tuesday striking down a major part of President Barack Obama's signature health care law is upheld.

  9. Fight over Florida trauma centers appears to be near an end

    Health

    TALLAHASSEE — Florida's trauma drama could be almost finished.

  10. Brooksville teen's cancer story mirrors 'Fault in Our Stars' (w/video)

    Medicine

    Like a lot of teen girls, Faith Brown has read The Fault in Our Stars, the popular novel about two teens who fall in love at a cancer support group.

    Faith Brown and her cousin, Sami Russell, play in the swimming pool at her Brooksville home last week. Because of cancer, Faith had bones in her right leg replaced with titanium rods and an artificial knee.