Published: Dec 16th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Providing full-time care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease can be stressful for caregivers and patients alike, but an online project through the University of Florida’s Telehealth program helps caregivers overcome some of those challenges.
Published: Nov 21st, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Twins, triplets and other multiples have a nearly 50 percent greater chance of being born with birth defects, and boys tend to be more at risk than girls, according to two population-based studies conducted at the University of Florida.
Published: Nov 16th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — What’s in a name – or two names? Quite a bit, says a University of Florida professor, whose research finds that a growing number of brides are returning to tradition when taking a man’s hand in marriage, assuming his name instead of keeping their own as a symbol of independent identity.
Published: Oct 12th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Sex for newly single women can be a wonderful experience, but it puts them at risk for disease if doctors think they are too old for intimate relationships, a new University of Florida study finds.
Published: Oct 5th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The gender gap for bad behavior in middle school is narrowing, with girls displaying more delinquency and aggression than their male classmates, a new University of Florida study finds.
Published: Jul 7th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Age may work in reverse when it comes to raising grandchildren, suggests a University of Florida study that finds younger grandmothers in this role are depressed more often than their older counterparts.
Published: Jun 23rd, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Portraying the gay rights conflict as a sharply divided battle between homosexuals and social conservatives ignores the ambivalent feelings held by the vast majority of people in the middle, a new University of Florida study finds.
Published: May 25th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Identity theft is not just for adults. Offenses against children are on the rise, and a University of Florida consumer education expert says the problem can actually be worse for younger victims.
Published: May 17th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Confusion and speech problems are frequent signs of seizures, but babies offer few such clues as to what ails them.
Published: May 5th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite fears of shame and stigma, most HIV-positive men choose to confide their health status to their mothers, according to a new University of Florida study. When deciding whether to tell, the men’s need for their mothers’ emotional and socioeconomic support outweighed those fears, researchers found.