UF Nutritionist: Better To Vow To Eat Healthy For New Year

Published: December 30 1999

GAINESVILLE — Instead of vowing to lose weight in the next millennium, a University of Florida nutrition specialist says a better resolution to make at midnight Friday is to promise to treat yourself to a healthier diet.

UF Economists: Florida Consumers Remain Confident At Christmas

Published: December 28 1999

GAINESVILLE — Consumer confidence in Florida rose one point in December, reflecting buoyancy about personal finances and lack of concern for Y2K, University of Florida economists report.

UF Study Shows Newborn Kittens Have Shot At Survival Thanks To Immune-boosting Treatment

Published: December 28 1999

GAINESVILLE—Orphaned or weak kittens, often deprived of mother’s milk in their first day of life, may have a better chance at survival thanks to a simple blood transfusion.

Peer Counselors Help Kids With Behavior Problems, UF Study Shows

Published: December 27 1999

GAINESVILLE — Peer counseling groups can help students with behavior problems improve their grades, attendance, attitudes and behavior, a University of Florida study shows.

New Radio Program Part Of Growing Interest In Children’s Culture

Published: December 23 1999

GAINESVILLE — A new radio program produced at the University of Florida is rapidly gaining an audience by focusing on the growing national interest in children’s culture.

Certain Candles May Cause Health Risk And Cleaning Problems

Published: December 22 1999

GAINESVILLE –This is the time of year when cinnamon and bayberry candles conjure memories of holidays past. Tapers and votives illuminate festive meals and religious ceremonies, and pillars provide a special holiday ambiance.

UF Researcher: College Students Aware Of Risks Of Sexual Activity

Published: December 21 1999

GAINESVILLE — Contrary to popular belief, college students who don’t protect themselves against pregnancy do so not from ignorance but because of laziness, embarrassment or lack of communication with their partners, a University of Florida study shows.

UF Team: Dust Disks May Reveal Evidence Of Hard-to-find Planets

Published: December 20 1999

GAINESVILLE — A team of astronomers from the University of Florida is proposing that it may be possible to find evidence of “hidden” planets by observing the huge disks of dust created when stars are born.

Poinsettias May Become Popular For Arrangements

Published: December 17 1999

GAINESVILLE—The winter season’s best-selling plant may have a new niche in the holiday floral market by next December, says a University of Florida researcher.

UF Study Tallies Health-Care Costs Of 3 Treatment Strategies For Heart Disease

Published: December 14 1999

GAINESVILLE— Bypass surgery and angioplasty initially cost much more than a prescription for pills, but in certain patients they have the potential to treat heart disease so effectively that long-term medical expenses could end up about equal, University of Florida researchers have found.

For 21st-Century Campers And Soldiers, A Tent That Sets Itself Up

Published: December 13 1999

GAINESVILLE — Think of it as the Jetsons meet the Boy Scouts.

Chestnuts Could Be A Low-Fat Alternative For Holiday Snacking

Published: December 10 1999

GAINESVILLE — Chestnuts roasting in a … microwave? Just doesn’t have the same ring to it, does it?

UF Center To Help Expand Construction Reuse And Recycling Industry

Published: December 9 1999

GAINESVILLE — With computers now standard tools in architecture and building construction, University of Florida researchers are creating software to help with the other end of the process: taking buildings apart.

UF Study: Female Knee Injuries More Likely Because Of Bone Structure

Published: December 7 1999

GAINESVILLE — Men and women have significantly different skeletal structures in their legs, making women much more likely than men to experience sports-related knee injuries, according to a new University of Florida study.

UF Survey: Most Floridians Willing To Pay To Restore The Everglades

Published: December 3 1999

GAINESVILLE — Although support varies depending on the cost of the remedies, most Floridians are willing to pay for restoring the Everglades to their original condition, a new University of Florida study shows.

1999 May Be The Last Year For Online Shopping Gravy Train

Published: December 2 1999

GAINESVILLE — Thinking of doing some holiday shopping on the Internet this year? Better act fast: This time next year, the number of online retailers may be down and the savings edge may be all but gone, says a University of Florida electronic commerce expert.

Unique Environment, Amateur Sleuths Make Fla. An Archaeology Prize

Published: December 1 1999

GAINESVILLE — Ancient swamp things abound in Florida to give rare looks at the way people lived thousands of years ago, and ordinary folks are helping to uncover them, says a retired University of Florida professor.

'Chaos' Theory Empowers VA And University Of Florida Researchers To Predict Epileptic Seizures

Published: December 8 1999

GAINESVILLE—Inspired by an intriguing mathematical concept known as chaos theory, researchers at the University of Florida Brain Institute and the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Gainesville have developed a technique for predicting some types of epileptic seizures minutes to hours before they begin.

For Some With Parkinson's, Surgery Can Improve Speech, Study Finds

Published: December 15 1999

GAINESVILLE — When Parkinson’s Disease sufferer James Stuebe underwent brain surgery last year, he was overjoyed it nearly eliminated the tremors in his right arm and hand.