Florida takes aim at new COVID booster

Continuing a long-running clash with federal health officials, Gov. Ron DeSantis' administration on Wednesday recommended that people under age 65 not receive newly approved COVID-19 booster shots.

No new dogs at shelter amid virus outbreak

Orange County Animal Services is not accepting any new dogs because of a contagious canine virus outbreak. While the virus is contagious among dogs, it's not contagious for humans or cats. The shelter is still open for adoptions.

Pharmacies nationwide to receive OTC Narcan

Naloxone, also known as Narcan, has been approved for over-the-counter use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The nasal spray, which is used to treat known or suspected opioid overdoses, will be sold over the counter at retail pharmacies.

FDA approves postpartum depression pill

The first-ever drug created specifically to combat postpartum depression was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday. Zulresso, created by Sage Therapeutics, is an IV drug administered "as a continuous infusion" over the course of 60 hours, or two and a half days, the agency announced in a news release.

Leprosy cases rising in Brevard County

A group of researchers is warning about leprosy becoming endemic to Central Florida, which they say now accounts for one-fifth of all new cases. A 54-year-old man from Central Florida – who works in landscaping – gave researchers permission to share photos with the CDC.

Man loses hands, parts of feet from flea

A Houston man is recovering after losing both of his hands and parts of his feet to a flea bite. Michael Kohlhof, 35, was visiting his mother in San Antonio in June when he started feeling sick. He had flu-like symptoms and some gastrointestinal issues.