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Florida coronavirus cases jump 50% as surge continues

Florida’s coronavirus cases jumped 50% this week, the state Health Department reported Friday, continuing a six-week surge that has seen it responsible for 1 in 5 new infections nationally, becoming the outbreak’s epicenter. The release came shortly after Gov. Ron DeSantis barred school districts from requiring students to wear masks when classes resume next month.

Aflibercept Won’t Help Vision in Early Diabetic Retinopathy

Intravitreal injections with aflibercept (Eylea) don’t improve the visual acuity of people with nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR), researchers say. The treatments do reduce the risk for center-involved diabetic macular edema and proliferative diabetic retinopathy, however, said Adam R. Glassman, MS, principal investigator of the DRCR Retina Network Coordinating Center, Tampa, Florida. “Some clinicians may decide

9 Florida students hospitalized for eating ‘THC-laced candy’

Authorities say nine students from a Florida charter school ate marijuana-infused candy and were hospitalized with stomach pains. News outlets report students between the ages of 10 and 11 from Renaissance Charter School at Cooper City were hospitalized Friday. News outlets say the students were expected to be released Friday. A statement from school spokeswoman

Flesh-eating bacteria claims life of Florida woman

A Florida woman died late last week from flesh-eating bacteria two weeks after cutting her leg while walking along the coast. Carolyn “Lynn” Fleming, 77, lived in Ellenton and visited Coquina Beach, near St. Petersburg, on June 14. While wading in the water, she stumbled and suffered a small cut her on her left shin,

Florida’s Ban On Smokable Medicinal Pot Ruled Unconstitutional In Major Victory For Medical Marijuana

Medicinal marijuana gets a well-deserved victory in the Sunshine State. Smokable medicinal marijuana just earned a hard-fought victory in Florida. In a recent decision, Leon County Circuit Court Judge Karen Gievers ruled that the state’s ban on smoking medical marijuana is unconstitutional. Back in 2016, Florida voters approved a constitutional amendment in 2016 which allowed