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UF Alzheimer’s Web site provides information, support for caregivers

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.

Multiple-birth babies, boys have higher risk of defects

Multiple-birth babies, boys have higher risk of defects

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.

UF study: Women increasingly pick husbands’ surnames over their own

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.

UF study: Women in mid-life want doctors to discuss risks of sex

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.

Middle school girls catching up to boys in delinquency

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.

UF study: Child raising toughest on young grandmothers

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.

UF Study: People More Ambivalent Than Pro- Or Con- About Gay Rights

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.

UF expert cautions parents to be aware of child identity theft

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.

New brain monitoring method would pinpoint babies at risk for seizures

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.

UF Study: Men With HIV Combat Stigma, Stress With Mom’s Love

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.