Once thought to be eradicated, whooping cough is making a comeback, up as much as 400% in some states. News cases are being reported in Florida, with an estimated 274 cases this year, 52 in Central Florida. Properly known as Pertussis, the vaccine for a whooping cough was once a...
Astronomers with the NuSTAR project using a NASA telescope have captured an image that some say looks like an X-ray image of the hand of God. It is actually a pulsar wind nebula and the remains of a 12-mile wide dead star that exploded and now spins at the...
SpaceX launched one of its Dragon rockets this morning on a resupply mission to the International Space Station, ISS, but ran into problems nine minutes after liftoff. SpaceX founder Elon Musk said three of the four thrusters did not ignite as planned. Speaking from the company's Hawthorne, CA mission control, Musk...
NASA has released a full-circle image of mars saying "next best thing to being there". The images are a compilation of 817 images taken from the rover Opportunity during the Martian winter using its panoramic camera (Pancam). The rover has been on Mars for 3,006 days as of today. NASA...
According to a new study published today, cancer is now the leading cause of death for Hispanics in the United States, outpacing heart disease. That trend is expected to eventually become identical for society as a whole also. Heart disease was the number one cause of deaths for Hispanics, Whites,...
Researchers have discovered that drinking more than three cups of coffee a day leads to a 66% greater chance of developing exfoliation glaucoma. The results of the study were published in the journal Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, and the researchers point out that it only affects coffee drinkers and...
The Florida Health Department has said today that there are now 17 cases of fungal meningitis in Florida and that four new ones have been reported and announced. Three of those patients have already died. It is believed all are related to the tainted back pain injection medication given to...
The USDA confirmed that roughly 300,000 pounds of beef and chicken are being recalled due to contamination by New Jersey-based Buona Vita and includes ground beef, meatballs, frozen chicken and beef patties and other meat products. Buona Vita described the health risk related to the contamination as "high". The contamination was...
The International Union for Conservation of Nature has put together a list of the top 100 most endangers species on Earth and the top 5 species that are not useful to humans in an age of economics rules all.  The IUCN argues just because a species does not benefit...
The following is from an email we received here at The Florida News Journal concerning a reader's concerns about the government's encroachment into her personal life and rights to privacy and civil liberties. We found it interesting, to say the least, and felt it should be published, regardless of...