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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.