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Free fitness iPhone apps fail to meet American College of Sports Medicine exercise guidelines

Published: July 29 2015

Are you planning on ramping up your exercise regimen this summer? There may not be an app for that -- at least not a reliable one.

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How does this grab you? Grip strength may tell whether you have diabetes, high blood pressure

Published: July 29 2015

Whether you grasp it right away or not, your grip strength may indicate whether or not you have undetected diabetes and high blood pressure, University of Florida researchers say.

Researchers: Body fat can send signals to brain, affecting stress response

Published: July 23 2015

The brain’s effect on other parts of the body has been well established. Now, a group that includes two University of Florida Health researchers has found that it’s a two-way street: Body fat can send a signal that affects the way the brain deals with stress and metabolism.

Smart mouth guard could detect teeth grinding, dehydration, concussions

Smart mouth guard could detect teeth grinding, dehydration, concussions

Published: July 1 2015

The next big thing in wearable technology may show up right inside your mouth.

UF researchers invent device that makes chemotherapy more personalized, efficient

Published: June 30 2015

Two University of Florida researchers have invented a device that makes chemotherapy treatments more personalized, efficient and affordable.

Number of people sickened by toxin in barracuda and other tropical reef fish higher than previously reported

Published: June 29 2015

Public health records may significantly underestimate the number of people in Florida who are sickened by a rare dangerous food-borne toxin carried by popular sport fish.

Good news for those facing the nightly grind

Published: June 25 2015

A team of University of Florida students representing the United States took a second-place prize in an international technology competition for its development of a smart mouth guard that dentists can use to diagnose and treat teeth grinding.

Existing drug used in transplants causes older rats to lose weight

Published: June 15 2015

Aging can cause many changes to the body, including obesity and a loss of lean mass. Now, a group of University of Florida Health researchers has discovered that an existing drug reduces body fat and appetite in older rats, which has intriguing implications for aging humans.

Severely impaired stroke survivors regain arm function after intensive physical therapy

Published: June 12 2015

Time may heal all wounds, but in the case of stroke survivors, the key to better recovery is to spend more time in an intensive physical therapy program, according to a University of Florida Health study.

A research team that included Grant McFadden, Ph.D., a professor the UF College of Medicine department of molecular genetics and microbiology, and Nancy Villa, Ph.D., a research scientist in the division of hematology and oncology, have found a way to use a rabbit virus to improve bone marrow transplants and kill some cancer cells.

Rabbit virus improves bone marrow transplants, kills some cancer cells

Published: June 5 2015

University of Florida Health researchers have discovered that a rabbit virus can deliver a one-two punch, killing some kinds of cancer cells while eliminating a common and dangerous complication of bone marrow transplants.

UF study shows benefits of multi-tasking on exercise

Published: June 2 2015

Who says you can’t do two things at once and do them both well?

Picture perfect: Researchers use photos to understand how diabetes affects kids

Published: June 1 2015

If a picture is worth a thousand words, UF Health Type 1 diabetes researchers and their colleagues have tapped into an encyclopedia, revealing new insights into how young people cope with the disease.

DARPA to award UF up to $5.4 million for neuroprosthetics research

Published: May 27 2015

A group of U.S. military veteran and civilian volunteers with upper limb amputations will soon have the chance to test neural implants designed to offer more intuitive control of their prosthetics, thanks to a research collaboration between the University of Florida and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

UF breakthrough measures Parkinson’s progression in the brain

Published: May 26 2015

University of Florida researchers have identified a biomarker that shows the progression of Parkinson’s disease in the brain, opening the door to better diagnosis and treatment of the degenerative disease.

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?