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UF research finds association between certain pain relievers and heart attack

Published: July 9 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For women taking certain kinds of pain relievers, a heart attack could be waiting in their medicine cabinets.

UF study: One quarter of female drug offenders report experiencing police sexual misconduct

Published: December 12 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida survey suggests that police misconduct against female drug offenders may be more pervasive than previously thought.

Circumcisions in older boys and related costs skyrocket in Florida, UF Health study shows

Published: November 13 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Circumcisions in Florida boys over the age of 1 have increased dramatically in recent years, doubling costs to the state, a study by University of Florida Health surgical researchers shows.

Women's pelvic pain often goes underreported, untreated

Published: November 7 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Although many women experience pelvic pain in their late teens and early 20s, a new University of Florida Health study indicates that only a small fraction of these women report their symptoms to their doctors and seek treatment, leaving some health problems unresolved

UF news for week of May 6 listed

Published: May 7 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Here are the releases the University of Florida’s media relations office expects to send next week, subject to change:

Traitor proteins that could attack the body widespread, UF researchers find

Published: March 1 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — More than 32 million Americans harbor potentially toxic proteins that can attack body tissues and lead to autoimmune diseases such as lupus and scleroderma, according to a new University of Florida study. This is the first accurate estimate of the frequency of the proteins, called autoantibodies, the researchers say. The findings appear online and in an upcoming print edition of the journal Arthritis and Rheumatism.

UF, Moffitt researchers find blood cancer may be more common than realized

Published: December 20 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A group of life-threatening blood disorders collectively called myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS, may occur four times more often than reported by national cancer registries, according to new research from the University of Florida based on data from Medicare claims.

UF researchers receive $2.7 million to study hazardous alcohol use in women with HIV

Published: October 26 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have received a $2.7 million grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to evaluate whether a common medication can help women with HIV reduce their alcohol consumption and improve their overall health.

Male-female ring finger proportions tied to sex hormones in embryo; may offer health insights

Published: September 6 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Biologists at the University of Florida have found a reason why men’s ring fingers are generally longer than their index fingers — and why the reverse usually holds true for women.

Repurposed transplant drug gives hope to women with fatal lung disease

Published: March 17 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A drug typically used to prevent organ rejection in transplant patients has been shown to reverse the progress of an often fatal lung disease in women, according to findings published March 16 in the online edition of The New England Journal of Medicine.

UF Researcher: “What Does Your Wife Do?” Symbolizes Change

Published: March 13 2011

GAINESVILLE — The rise in abortions, divorces and women in the labor force represent greater equality between the sexes and not a moral breakdown of society, a University of Florida researcher says in a new book.

Women commit shaken baby violence as often as men

Published: March 7 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Women are just as likely as men to violently shake a small child in their care, though men cause more severe injuries and death, according to a new University of Florida study.

African-American women less vulnerable to media-driven body dissatisfaction

Published: February 21 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s no secret that media images of the “ideal” body type can lead women to be critical of their own bodies and can even contribute to eating disorders.

UF researchers find surgical breast biopsies overused in Florida

Published: February 10 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thousands of women receive unnecessary surgical breast biopsies in Florida each year, University of Florida researchers state in an article published online this week by the American Journal of Surgery.

University of Florida, Florida A&M launch institute to promote better health, job training

Published: February 3 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Winter chills couldn’t keep a handful of southeast Gainesville parishioners away from church one dreary evening in January. They didn’t want to miss their time of fellowship.

UF study: Exercise could help prevent, treat eating disorders

Published: January 13 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When treating an eating disorder, exercise is rarely considered therapeutic; it’s more likely to be viewed as dangerous for patients already obsessed with their weight. But a new University of Florida study shows that the psychological benefits of exercise could be used as an intervention for — or even a way to prevent — eating disorders.

Family in constant flux, despite traditional ideals, UF author says

Published: November 23 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Ozzie and Harriett could say “Father Knows Best” and “Leave it to Beaver,” but a University of Florida author of a new book finds that stay-at-home moms and traditional marriage have seldom been the prevailing standards throughout history.

UF scientists find clues to aid injury recovery in aged livers, improve transplant success in seniors

Published: November 1 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists have identified a key cellular process involved in age-related damage to the liver — and ways to reverse that damage by manipulating genes or administering certain drugs.

Women stay in fringes of most popular comic strips, study finds

Published: August 18 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The portrayal of women in comic strips is no laughing matter, according to a new University of Florida study, which finds that females are rarely the jokester and often not even part of the humorous exchange.

Mother-to-child HIV transmission rate falling, but more can be done

Published: July 22 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Transmission of HIV to children before or at birth has dropped dramatically around the country in the last decade since the advent of powerful new therapies. That certainly is true for Florida, where each year, fewer than 10 babies are born with the disease despite the fact that more than 600 HIV-positive women each year, on average, give birth.