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UF Survey Shows Floridians Support Prescribed Burning, With Misgivings

Published: May 31st, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As drought-induced wildfires spring up across the state, a University of Florida survey shows most Florida residents recognize the importance of prescribed burning — although they don’t like the smoke and wrongly believe that the fires hurt wildlife.

Precautions Can Prevent Loss Of Lives, Property During Droughts And Wildfires, UF Specialist Says

Published: May 31st, 2000

GAINESVILLE — Prevention is the key word in fighting another season of droughts and wildfires, and all Floridians should be aware of measures they can take for a safe summer, a University of Florida disaster preparedness expert said.

UF Study: Controversy Engulfs Reproductive Services At School Clinics

Published: May 30th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Conflicts about sex education and reproductive services are creating a cultural divide among communities that have school-based health clinics, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF Survey: Despite Rising Interest Rates, Consumers Remain Confident

Published: May 30th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite rising interest rates, consumers in Florida continue to be optimistic about the economy and upbeat about their personal finances, according to the latest consumer confidence index released by University of Florida economists.

In This Digital Age, Compressing Medical Images Can Put The Squeeze On Diagnostic Accuracy, UF Researchers Find

Published: May 26th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—A picture’s worth a thousand words, but when it comes to digital medical images, one of those words should be “caution.”

UF Professor: Drought Highlights Value Of Reused Water

Published: May 24th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A statewide ban on outdoor burning and water restrictions in some cities may make the drought seem severe, but conditions would be worse if Florida didn’t reclaim and reuse so much water, a University of Florida professor says.

To Combat Poaching In Florida, UF Officials Use Wildlife Forensics

To Combat Poaching In Florida, UF Officials Use Wildlife Forensics

Published: May 23rd, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — State game officials are bagging poachers who might once have escaped their reach, thanks to DNA analysis performed at a University of Florida laboratory.

New UF Study Shows Value Of Folate For Older Women

Published: May 22nd, 2000

GAINESVILLE—In a new study, the first ever to measure the amount of folate needed by older women, University of Florida nutritionists say consuming folate-rich foods daily can benefit women well into their golden years.

Direct Marketing Of Veggies Helps Both Consumers And Farmers

Published: May 19th, 2000

GAINESVILLE — Conventional wisdom holds that buying produce at a farmers’ market is better than getting it from the grocery store, and a University of Florida agriculture expert says that’s true — for consumers and growers alike.

UF Study: Cocaine Exposure Doesn’t Doom Toddlers To Misbehavior

Published: May 16th, 2000

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—There’s new evidence that prenatal cocaine exposure won’t trigger children to become the misbehaving, difficult troublemakers society predicted they would be.