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UF researchers find opinions split on ADHD treatment

Published: Oct 31st, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The popular perception may be that parents clamor to put their children on stimulant medications such as Ritalin at the first sign of hyperactive behavior. But a new University of Florida study has found that many parents actually are quite frightened of drug therapy.

UF researcher: after-school activities help kids stay in school

Published: Aug 31st, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Children who participate in adult-supervised extracurricular activities after school are more likely to graduate from high school than latchkey kids who spend their afternoons without adult supervision, a new University of Florida study shows.

UF researcher: rural residents less apt to seek Alzheimer’s care from family doctors

Published: Jun 13th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — People who live in rural areas rely on their family doctors for everything from delivering babies to dealing with heart trouble and fixing broken bones.

UF study: divorce can be conversation stopper or subject of gaffes

Published: Jun 12th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Breaking up is hard to do when the divorced person must endure to rude remarks and flippant observations, says a University of Florida researcher whose own marriage break-up led her to study the subject.

‘Child-friendly’ educational software to help diabetic children

Published: Jun 4th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Children learning to cope with diabetes may soon get some assistance from a parrot, a magician and a genie.

UF professor: alimony still plays a role in many failed marriages

Published: May 21st, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Alimony has almost disappeared from cocktail conversations and college textbooks, but the subject remains a sticky issue in some failed marriages, says a University of Florida researcher.

For head lice, fourth-grade girls are a favorite host

Published: Apr 3rd, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Head lice, the parasites that afflict millions of school children each year, have a sweet spot for 9- and 10-year-old girls, a University of Florida study has found.

UF Experts: Despite Rain, Water Conservation Efforts Still Needed

Published: Mar 22nd, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite several days of rain heavy enough to cause localized flooding in Florida and parts of the Southeast, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association’s Drought Monitor today is reporting that much of the area still faces moderate to extreme drought conditions.

Florida Study: Women Can Play Major Role In How Men View Fatherhood

Published: Feb 12th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Women can play a major role in how men view their role in making babies and the responsibilities that come with it, a new University of Florida study shows.

New UF Statistics Out On Florida’s Jobs, Crime And Schools

Published: Jan 16th, 2001

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida’s noted quality of life is measured with a yardstick in new University of Florida research into counties with the best schools, most crime, opportunities for hot jobs and other matters important to the way we live.