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Rockin’ around the Wii: Video games fun but pose social, health risks

Published: Dec 7th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Move over Tickle Me Elmo. The recently released Nintendo Wii and Playstation 3 video game systems are rivaling the giggling red monster as the gifts children beg their parents for most this holiday season.

As Hasidic population grows, Jewish politics may shift right

Published: Nov 27th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In an era when the Jewish population in America is stable or declining, ultra-Orthodox Hasidic Jewish numbers are growing rapidly — a trend that may make the Jewish community not only more religiously observant but also more politically conservative.

UF study: Girls perform better on tests when feuding parents divorce

Published: Sep 7th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A clean break from a bad marriage is actually better for the couple’s school-age daughters than a troubled union, a new University of Florida study finds.

Study shows link between morbid obesity, low IQ in toddlers

Published: Aug 30th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have discovered a link between morbid obesity in toddlers and lower IQ scores, cognitive delays and brain lesions similar to those seen in Alzheimer’s disease patients, a new study shows.

Recreational shoppers don’t just browse but spend more than others

Published: Aug 24th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Leisure shoppers are bullish on buying, says a University of Florida researcher whose study finds these recreational consumers are intensely involved in the sport of bargain hunting and creative purchasing.

Back to school means getting back to sleep

Published: Aug 7th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Determining the derivative of y times 23 to the 15th power is tough enough. Figuring it out on just a few hours of sleep could be almost impossible.

‘Grandtravel’ popular bonding experience for grandparents

Published: Jul 25th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Seniors who like to “spoil the grandchild” without interference from the parents have discovered that the safest bets are long trips to theme parks, historical sites and even on safaris, a new University of Florida study finds.

Women more likely to be perpetrators of abuse as well as victims

Published: Jul 13th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Women are more likely than men to stalk, attack and psychologically abuse their partners, according to a University of Florida study that finds college women have a new view of the dating scene.

Scallop season begins July 1. Do you know where your snorkel is?

Scallop season begins July 1. Do you know where your snorkel is?

Published: Jun 29th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Get your snorkel and swim fins ready: it’s time to go hunt scallops.

Mother’s Day roses could soon smell sweeter, thanks to UF research

Mother’s Day roses could soon smell sweeter, thanks to UF research

Published: May 11th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers may have good news for disappointed consumers who want to know why their Mother’s Day roses just don’t smell as good as they used to.