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

Published: Dec 30th, 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: Dec 28th, 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: Dec 28th, 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: Dec 27th, 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: Dec 23rd, 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: Dec 22nd, 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: Dec 21st, 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: Dec 20th, 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: Dec 17th, 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.

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

Published: Dec 15th, 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.