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UF Research Could Help Settle Kratom Controversy

Kratom is a legal substance that can be bought at gas stations, smoke shops, kava bars or online. Testimonials from some who have used it and results from preclinical studies suggest that it helps to alleviate pain and manage symptoms of opioid withdrawal, but the unregulated sale of the drug may be encouraging its recreational use as well.

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“Community Water Tests” Left In Driveways Part Of Marketing Ploy

An Alachua County couple sees through "community water test" survey kits, which are not an official warning of water quality issues, according to the County health department. The kits were distributed by The Science of Water LLC, a private water treatment company.

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Florida Counties Combat Growing Hepatitis A Outbreak Through Vaccination And Public Education

In August, Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees declared the outbreak a public health emergency and urged health providers to begin more intensified efforts to screen and vaccinate the public. 

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