News of Note

How Florida Measures Up

It’s failing grades for the state of Florida for not taking more steps to prevent cancer. The 16th annual “How Do You Measure Up” report measures Florida and other states on where they stand on issues that the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network says will reduce suffering and death from cancer. Here’s how Florida stacked up.

Tied Up

You may want to loosen your tie for this next story. Researchers in Germany found a pretty good reason to adopt a more casual dress code after doing MRI scans on 15 healthy young men wearing ties. The study was recently published in the journal Neuroradiology.

Health & Longevity

Results from an anxiously awaited clinical trial found that a form of vitamin B-3 called an NR supplement, was successful in helping the body repair is own DNA.  This discovery may lead to the prevention of age-related diseases. The study was published in the medical journal, Nature Communications.

Partners In Health Care

Save the date for a fun day of amateur golf, supporting Florida Hospital Waterman’s emergency services. The Florida Hospital Waterman Foundation’s 25th Annual Partners In Health Care Golf Classic will take place on Friday, November 9th, at the RedTail Golf Club in Sorrento. Registration opens at 7am followed by a continental breakfast, team photos and a shotgun start. Awards luncheon and prize drawing will take place immediately following the tournament.

Contact the Florida Hospital Waterman Foundation for additional information and to reserve your sponsorship at 352-253-3270 or email Joan Ordazzo at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Zika Cancer Treatment

The Zika virus, feared for its severe effects on pregnant mothers and unborn babies, may hold potential as a cancer treatment.

Researchers from Nemours Children’s Hospital as well as the University of Central Florida College of Medicine are studying the impact of the Zika virus on neuroblastoma, a rare but deadly childhood cancer that typically develops along the sympathetic nervous system or adrenal glands.

Helicopter Parenting

Helicopter parents may think they are helping their children but a new study disagreesResearchers say that when a parent over-interferes and doesn't let his child experience a range of emotions and allows the child to practice managing their emotions, the child loses out on important learning opportunities.


New technology on the horizon may soon render your glasses obsolete. Scientists have developed a new eye drop solution, which corrects vision without the need for glasses or surgery.

Eye Personality

We’ve all heard that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but new research shows that they are also an indication of our personality.

One team scientists found that a machine-learning algorithm was able to demonstrate the link between personality and eye movements.