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UF study: gas prices and interest rates hurt consumer confidence

Published: May 31st, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s consumer confidence fell two points to 89 in May, reflecting concerns about high gas prices and rising interest rates, University of Florida economists report.

Experts hope policy breathes life into asthma treatment method

Published: May 31st, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Battling a child’s asthma attack could be as simple as sliding a plastic tube onto the end of an inhaler, but many health-care providers don’t offer this option to parents, say University of Florida researchers, who are calling for change.

Privacy and court records – Committee seeks public input

Privacy and court records – Committee seeks public input

Published: May 31st, 2005

As anyone who has followed recent news stories knows, the Internet has created a major clash between fundamental democratic values of open government and personal privacy – a clash only enhanced by its capacity to make information in Miami instantly available in Tokyo.

Drug therapy eases symptoms in many Crohn’s disease Patients

Published: May 26th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nearly half the patients with an often debilitating form of inflammatory bowel disease saw their symptoms disappear within six weeks of starting a medication usually reserved for cancer patients, researchers report in today’s (May 26) issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.

UF expert cautions parents to be aware of child identity theft

Published: May 25th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Identity theft is not just for adults. Offenses against children are on the rise, and a University of Florida consumer education expert says the problem can actually be worse for younger victims.

New UF test could help third world farmers improve soil, fight global warming

Published: May 24th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A process developed at the University of Florida will help Third World farmers keep nutrients in their soil and could eventually allow them to join the fight against global warming.

Doctors miss depression diagnosis in many heart patients

Published: May 23rd, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When it comes to heart disease, many patients are singing the blues — yet too few doctors recognize it, University of Florida researchers warn.

Scripps Florida is About Science, not Real Estate

Scripps Florida is About Science, not Real Estate

Published: May 23rd, 2005

News that the Scripps Research Institute is devising a Florida exit strategy because of continued delays over construction of its Palm Beach County headquarters should be a wakeup call to Floridians concerned about the state’s growth and economic well-being.

Carbon dioxide mosquito traps no magic bullet, say UF experts

Published: May 19th, 2005

VERO BEACH, Fla. — With spring rains promising a bumper crop of mosquitoes, some Floridians may consider buying expensive high-tech traps that use carbon dioxide to lure the bloodsuckers. But University of Florida experts warn that buyers who don’t do their homework could still get bitten – in the pocketbook.

Fibromyalgia patients may benefit from cough remedy, UF study finds

Published: May 19th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dextromethorphan, an over-the-counter medication that silences coughs, may help fibromyalgia patients quiet over-reacting nerves that amplify ordinary touches into agony.