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ADHD drugs do not raise risk of serious heart conditions in children, study shows

Published: Oct 31st, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Children taking central nervous system stimulants such as Adderall and Ritalin do not face an increased risk of serious heart conditions during treatment, according to a new University of Florida study that confirms findings reported in 2011. Published in the British Medical Journal in August, the study contributes to a decade-long clinical and policy debate of treatment risks for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.

UF radio stations surpass goal in fundraising drive

Published: Oct 30th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida’s public radio stations — Florida’s 89.1 WUFT-FM and WJUF-FM 90.1 — have completed the most successful listener membership campaign in the stations’ history.

Growl seats for students will be assigned this year

Published: Oct 30th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — All tickets for the University of Florida’s Gator Growl 2012 on Nov. 9 will have assigned seats.

Active Learning Studio increases interaction between on- and off-campus business students

Published: Oct 30th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Warrington College of Business Administration at the University of Florida will unveil its new Active Learning Studio during an open house celebration at 10 a.m. Friday in Matherly Hall, Room 120.

UF/IFAS research: Typical populations of bedbugs can cause harmful blood loss in humans

Published: Oct 30th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For years, bedbugs have been turning up in sometimes odd and random places, such as subways, movie theaters, dressing rooms and schools, but scientists believed that to flourish, the insects would need more frequent access to human blood meals.

UF: Florida’s consumer confidence remains at near post-recession high

Published: Oct 30th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Floridians’ consumer confidence remained near a post-recession high in October, according to a monthly University of Florida survey.

Controlling invasive lionfish may best be done in targeted areas, UF research shows

Controlling invasive lionfish may best be done in targeted areas, UF research shows

Published: Oct 29th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Invasive lionfish may never be eradicated from Florida’s coastal waters, but it’s possible to keep them under control – in specific, targeted areas and using plenty of manpower, a new University of Florida study shows.

Swamp Symphony to recognize outstanding educators

Published: Oct 26th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sunday’s Swamp Symphony event on Flavet Field will include awards for the University of Florida’s Homecoming Education Celebration 2012.

Museum invites families to Halloween event Wednesday

Published: Oct 26th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History will screen the 1966 classic “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” during its family-friendly, candy-free Halloween event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Tampa Tribune: George Burgess

Published: Oct 26th, 2012

Marine biology professor George Burgess was quoted in an Oct. 13 Tampa Tribune article about a giant eye that washed up on Florida’s shore and the question of its origins.