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Group treatment may help children achieve healthier weights

Published: Dec 18th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Group-based treatment programs may effectively combat childhood obesity in rural communities, according to a new University of Florida study.

Engineers: Wireless crib monitor keeps tabs on baby’s breathing

Engineers: Wireless crib monitor keeps tabs on baby’s breathing

Published: Dec 2nd, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Radar — the technology that tracks enemy bombers and hurricanes — is now being employed to detect another danger: when babies stop breathing.

Girls who start puberty early are less able to cope with stress

Published: Oct 14th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Girls who enter puberty early may be less able to cope with being bullied or rejected by other students than their female classmates who mature later, a new University of Florida study finds.

Ideas about sex roles may affect wages more than economics, society

Published: Sep 22nd, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Men’s and women’s attitudes about their proper place at work and home may matter as much as economic forces when it comes to how much money they make, a new University of Florida study finds.

New UF publication aims to help families manage financial difficulties

Published: Sep 8th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — To help families struggling to make ends meet, the University of Florida’s Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences has published a new bottom-line guide to personal finances.

Obesity risk linked to history of chronic ear infections

Obesity risk linked to history of chronic ear infections

Published: Aug 14th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — More than 5 million children cope with the agonizing ache of ear infection annually, but a new discovery suggests damage to taste nerves caused by the common childhood ailment might increase the risk of obesity later in life, say University of Florida College of Dentistry researchers.

Men on a mission help youth thrive despite negative stereotypes

Published: Jun 2nd, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Desperately needed as youth mentors, some men are answering the call despite negative publicity about male transgressions that can keep them at arm’s length from children and teenagers, says a University of Florida researcher and author of a new book.

Drink specials quadruple likelihood of exiting a bar over legal limit to drive

Published: May 13th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A last call should be issued for drink specials because they dramatically increase the risk of college students walking out of a bar intoxicated, especially if they are underage, a new University of Florida study finds.

Maternal respect stronger among African-American and Latina girls

Published: Apr 29th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Young African-American and Latina girls treat their mothers with greater deference than do whites but their mothers take it harder when tempers flare, according to a new University of Florida study.

Social form of bullying linked to depression, anxiety in adults

Published: Apr 22nd, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Spreading rumors and gossiping may not cause bruises or black eyes, but the psychological consequences of this social type of bullying could linger into early adulthood, a new University of Florida study shows.