Humans Have Been Changing The Environment Since Prehistoric Times

Published: May 31 1996

GAINESVILLE —Although early civilizations did not clear land for convenience stores, strip malls or housing developments, they did change the land to suit their needs and overused natural resources long before the industrial revolution, archaeologists have shown.

Florida Researchers: Formula-Fed Babies Are Not At Greater Risk For Diabetes

Published: May 29 1996

GAINESVILLE—University of Florida medical researchers have found evidence to refute popular claims that bottle-feeding infants, instead of breastfeeding, is responsible for many cases of childhood diabetes.

Big-Ticket Item Doubts Dampen Consumer Confidence, UF Survey Shows

Published: May 28 1996

GAINESVILLE — Reluctance to buy big-ticket items, brought on by job loss, fears of inflation and the lack of further reductions in interest rates, dampened consumer confidence this month, University of Florida economists reported today (May 28).

Record Funding From State Makes 1996 A Good Year For Florida Beaches

Published: May 24 1996

GAINESVILLE — In the wake of the busiest hurricane season in 60 years, it looks like 1996 will be a good year for Florida beaches after Legislators approved a record amount of funding for beach projects.

Early Heat Waves Heighten Health Risks To Elderly And Children

Published: May 23 1996

GAINESVILLE—Early record-breaking high temperatures in many parts of the nation could mean danger for elders and young children if precautions are not taken.

Midnight Feeding Of Hens Improves Eggshell Quality, UF Research Finds

Published: May 22 1996

GAINESVILLE—Give a hen a midnight snack and she’ll lay eggs with stronger shells, University of Florida researchers have found.

Many Floridians Prefer Public To Private Schools, Says UF Study

Published: May 21 1996

GAINESVILLE — Many parents prefer the diversity and quality of public schools and would not send their children to private schools even if tuition were paid for, a University of Florida survey finds.

Watermelons May Be Late, But Just In Time For Summer Holidays

Published: May 17 1996

GAINESVILLE—Thanks to a very late and extremely cold winter this year, consumers will have to wait a little longer to enjoy the refreshing sensation of a mouthful of that traditional summer treat — the sweet and juicy watermelon.

Florida Researchers Find New Drug Delivery System Prolongs Life For Some Cancer Patients

Published: May 17 1996

GAINESVILLE—A new, cost-effective method of delivering potent cancer drugs to patients whose cancer has spread to the brain is enabling them to live four times longer, University of Florida researchers reported today (5/17).

Breaking With Tradition, UF Forges Public/Private Partnership To Meet New Training Needs Emerging With Health-Care Reform

Published: May 16 1996

GAINESVILLE–In a rapidly changing health-care system, fear strikes at the heart of many health professionals who are finding their specialized training does not meet new marketplace demands.

Blacks Face Agonies In Higher Education, Says UF Researcher

Published: May 14 1996

GAINESVILLE — American colleges and universities, long considered open and tolerant places, are bastions of hate and discrimination for many black students, says a University of Florida sociologist and co-author of a new book.

Control Fly Takes On A Common Foe To Help Poultry Producers And Their Neighbors

Published: May 9 1996

GAINESVILLE—A small, shiny fly that feeds on pesky house flies may help Florida’s poultry producers save thousands of dollars and squash complaints from their neighbors.

Florida Substance Abuse Expert: Survey Shows Alarming Rise In Tobacco And Drug Use Among American Schoolchildren

Published: May 6 1996

GAINESVILLE—A survey of nearly 200,000 American schoolchildren has revealed some sobering facts:

Shands Hospital at UF Is One Of Six FDA-Approved Sites For New Prostate Procedure

Published: May 3 1996

ORLANDO—Millions of older men who develop enlarged prostate glands can now choose an alternative to surgical procedures that require general anesthesia and often cause uncomfortable side effects.

Outlook Remains Favorable For State Economy, UF Researchers Say

Published: May 2 1996

GAINESVILLE —Moderate job growth should contribute to a favorable panorama for Florida’s economy over the next two years, according to the latest issue of “The Florida Outlook,” released today (5/2).

Areas Facing Radon Danger Unlikely To Adopt New Prevention Measures

Published: May 2 1996

GAINESVILLE—Florida has new building standards to keep radon from seeping into homes, but areas that face the greatest threat from the gas likely will not adopt the preventive measures, says a researcher who helped develop them.

More Than 3,200 Expected To Participate In UF’s Spring Graduation

Published: May 1 1996

GAINESVILLE — Families and flashbulbs will be prevalent in Gainesville on Saturday as more than 3,200 of 4,750 graduating Gators take part in two commencement ceremonies at the University of Florida.