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View of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes infected with the Wolbachia bacterium --which reduces mosquito transmitted diseases such as dengue and chikungunya by shortening adult lifespan, affect mosquito reproduction and interfere with pathogen replication-- at the Oswaldo Cruz foundation in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on October 2, 2014. The mosquitoes, when released, are expected to quickly infiltrate the insect population and stop the spread of the disease. Small-scale trials have already been conducted in communities in northern Australia.   (Courtesy: CHRISTOPHE SIMON/AFP/Getty Images)

Mixed Feelings Over GMO Mosquitoes In The Keys

Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if the Food and Drug Administration approves it

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Florida & The Affordable Care Act

Find out how health reform affects you.

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Family of a man found dead in a sauna believes the timer malfunctions. (Source: CBS4)

Family Says Man Burned To Death In Sauna When Timer Malfunctions

A South Florida family is grieving following the sudden death of their loved one.

Happy apps claim to help boost your mood. (Source: CBS4)

Hi-Tech Happy Apps Claim To Help Improve Mood

If you’re sad and you know it click your app. A host of high-tech tools are aiming to help boost your mood and make you happy!

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Measles Outbreak: To Vaccinate Or Not Vaccinate

With the potential to affect thousands, the recent outbreak of measles in the U.S. has placed a spotlight on a debate that’s raged for years.

Happy Apple caramel apples in a box. (Source: Facebook)

Firm Recalls Caramel Apples Amid Listeria Fears

A firm is recalling it’s Happy Apple brand caramel apples over fears they could be contaminated with listeria.

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DOH: Fewer Florida Kids Smoking Cigarettes

New data shows fewer kids in Florida are smoking cigarettes.

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Last Day For “Obamacare” Sign Up

Time is running out to sign up for health insurance and have that coverage take effect starting January 1st. Monday, December 15th, is the final day to sign up to meet the deadline.

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New Neurosurgery Technique Offers Hope To Father With Tumor

A Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Deputy and father of five is hopeful after a new technique was used to try to remove his brain tumor.

TJ Jenkins went to the Baumann Cosmetic and Research Institute in Miami to discuss getting rid of her cellulite. In the end she decided to check out a relatively new procedure to melt it away called "The Venus Legacy." (Source: CBS4)

New Non-Invasive Treatments Zap Cellulite & Body Fat

It used to be the only way people could trim down their unwanted belly fat and cellulite, aside from dieting, was to go through some rather intense procedures which require anesthesia and liposuction.

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University Receives Grant To Study E-Cigarettes Use

A $2.7 million grant was given to the University of Arizona to research the growing use of electronic cigarettes.

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How To Beat The Winter Blues And Avoid Cabin Fever

Winter is all fun and games…until after New Years’ Eve.

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Tamiflu Shortage Again

The liquid form of the flu drug Tamiflu is in short supply.

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DASH Diet Ranked Best Overall — Once Again

The new annual ‘‘best diets” list is out from U.S. News & World Report.

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What ‘Brain-Dead’ Means

What does it mean when doctors say a person is brain-dead?

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Expert Q&A: Childhood Vaccine Safety

For parents, childhood vaccines are a source of reassurance, but also anxiety about side effects and reactions.

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