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When it comes to hearing, diet may trump noise exposure

Published: May 21 2015

Although the old wives’ tale about carrots being good for your eyesight has been debunked, University of Florida researchers have found a link between healthy eating and another of your five senses: hearing.

Researchers: Brain changes present in children with sleep disorder, even during wakefulness

Published: May 18 2015

Researchers from the University of Florida and the University of Pennsylvania report that children with chronic sleep apnea, who are unable to perceive airway blockages while sleeping, also have trouble sensing breathing problems while awake. This discovery may help scientists find better ways to treat children with this life-threatening problem.

Embedded geriatrics consults mean healthier patients, according to UF Health study

Published: May 15 2015

When older adults have access to a geriatrician in the hospital, they are much less likely to die and more frequently leave the hospital healthier, according to a study UF Health researchers presented today (May 15) at the annual meeting of the American Geriatrics Society.

Campaign increases first-time mouth and throat cancer screenings among low-income rural Floridians

Published: May 14 2015

Raising awareness of the dangers of mouth and throat cancer increased the number of black men in some of Florida’s poorest counties who sought screening for the first time, opening the door to improved survival rates through early detection and treatment, UF Health researchers report.

New study eases fears of airborne Ebola

Published: May 14 2015

At the peak of the Ebola epidemic came a frightening new possibility: a mutation that could allow the disease to spread through the air. Now University of Florida researchers have dispelled this concern using data from current and past Ebola outbreaks.

We have your numbers

Published: April 29 2015

When was the last time you had your blood pressure, glucose or BMI checked? Do you know how they compare to the recommended guidelines?

New study finds link between intelligence at age 20 and future lung health

Published: April 29 2015

Can an intelligence test taken at age 20 predict poorer lung health later in life?

Twins experiment reveals genetic link with mosquito bites

Published: April 22 2015

The likelihood of being bitten by mosquitoes could come down to our genes.

Parent training program reduces behavior problems in children with autism spectrum disorder

Published: April 21 2015

Children with autism spectrum disorder often exhibit serious behavior problems, including tantrums, aggression and self-injury, but findings from a new multisite study demonstrate that a parent training program can reduce these behaviors by nearly 70 percent.

UF launches digital book series to tell its best research stories

Published: April 15 2015

Tomatoes, viruses and voting.

Researchers see significant reduction in fatal car crashes after an increase in alcohol taxes

Published: March 31 2015

Increasing state alcohol taxes could prevent thousands of deaths a year from car crashes, say University of Florida Health researchers, who found alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes decreased after taxes on beer, wine and spirits went up in Illinois.

Are you up for 5K on 4/4?

Published: March 26 2015

To help raise autism awareness and funds for the UF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, Eastside High School's “Students Together for Autism Research” will host the eighth annual 5K Autism Awareness Walk/Run on 
April 4.

Jason Zaremski, M.D., CAQSM, assistant professor in the UF department of orthopedics and rehabilitation, examines a patient's elbow during an office visit.

Year-round baseball in the South could lead to more injuries, according to UF Health research

Published: March 26 2015

Baseball pitchers are prone to elbow injuries, but pitchers who live or play in the South are at even more risk, a new University of Florida Health study finds.

Graduate student Mam Mboge inspects a sample of cancer cells as Robert McKenna, Ph.D., and Susan Frost, Ph.D., look on. McKenna and Frost are professors of biochemistry and molecular biology in the UF College of Medicine. The trio are part of a group of researchers who found that saccharin can inhibit the growth of cancer cells.

Saccharin shows promise as cancer inhibitor, researchers find

Published: March 24 2015

For decades, saccharin was wrongly labeled as a possible cancer-causing chemical. Now, nearly 15 years after it was declared safe, University of Florida Health researchers have found that the artificial sweetener can inhibit cancer cell growth.

UF researchers identify which patients are at risk for continued pain after orthopedic surgery

Published: March 16 2015

When it comes to determining which patients will have long-lasting pain after orthopedic shoulder surgery, cognitive coping style and genetic predisposition to pain sensitivity may actually be bigger factors than the size or intensity of the operation, a new University of Florida Health study finds.

Study shows why exercise magnifies exhaustion for chronic fatigue syndrome patients

Published: March 12 2015

The mechanism that causes high-performance athletes to “feel the burn” turns out to be the culprit in what makes people with chronic fatigue syndrome feel exhausted by the most common daily activities, new University of Florida Health research shows.

Woodstock. Lollapalooza. PremedFest?

Published: March 10 2015

Taking a cue from art and music festivals, writers’ retreats and other similar gatherings, the American Medical Student Association has created a national event exclusively for premedical and pre-health students. AMSA PremedFest will be a celebration of the unique and shared experiences of students on their journeys into the health and healthcare professions.

Patrick Concannon, director of the University of Florida Genetics Institute

Genetics breakthrough by group that includes University of Florida expert will boost diabetes research

Published: March 9 2015

The genes that increase the risk of Type 1 diabetes have lost their hiding place.

Attack of the killer chairs

Published: March 6 2015

College of Health & Human Performance hosts lecture on the science behind sitting and the effects on our minds and bodies.

Brain tumor patients fare better with private insurance, new study finds

Published: March 3 2015

Brain tumor patients who are uninsured or use Medicaid stay hospitalized longer and develop more medical complications than those with private insurance, University of Florida Health researchers have found.