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Multimedia: UF study strengthens concerns about long-term use of certain painkillers

Multimedia: UF study strengthens concerns about long-term use of certain painkillers

Published: Jul 21st, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Painkillers such as ibuprofen, naxopren and celecoxib provide needed relief for many patients who have chronic pain. But an ongoing source of contention is whether those drugs […]

Pain Relief Warning

Published: Jul 21st, 2011

Many people rely on over-the-counter medicines like ibuprofen and naproxen for pain relief. But now a new University of Florida study warns these pain relievers and others that are similar can prove harmful for older adults with heart disease who overuse them.

Fire of unknown origin destroys conference building

Published: Jul 20th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A fire Tuesday afternoon destroyed the Austin Cary Conference Building.

UF review suggests new approaches needed if biological control of termites to succeed

UF review suggests new approaches needed if biological control of termites to succeed

Published: Jul 20th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It sounds like a pest control technician’s dream come true—eradicating hard-to-reach underground termite colonies by introducing small quantities of a pathogen or parasite, a practice called biological control.

UF names new clinical and health psychology department chairman

Published: Jul 19th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Leading drug dependence and infectious disease epidemiologist William W. Latimer has been named chairman of the department of clinical and health psychology at the University of Florida College of Public Health and Health Professions.

Noted speakers to join UF panel discussion on entrepreneurship

Published: Jul 19th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the University of Florida will host a panel discussion on entrepreneurship July 25, featuring notable speakers such as Alex Sink, last year’s Democratic candidate for governor.

UF beats other universities in response rate to SERU survey

Published: Jul 18th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After nearly five months full of prize giveaways, email reminders and data analyses, the 2011 edition of the Student Experience in Research Universities, or SERU, survey, has officially closed with the University of Florida posting the highest response rate of the nine universities that participated.

UFAlert emergency notification test set for Wednesday

Published: Jul 18th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida will conduct a test of its UFAlert emergency notification system between 12:15 and 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Libraries expand digital access to orphan works

Published: Jul 15th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries have joined the HathiTrust Digital Library, a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future.

‘Evening of Improv’ offered this weekend

Published: Jul 14th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida’s School of Theatre and Dance will perform “An Evening of Improv” today through Saturday.