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ADHD drugs do not raise risk of serious heart conditions in children, study shows

Published: Oct 31st, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Children taking central nervous system stimulants such as Adderall and Ritalin do not face an increased risk of serious heart conditions during treatment, according to a new University of Florida study that confirms findings reported in 2011. Published in the British Medical Journal in August, the study contributes to a decade-long clinical and policy debate of treatment risks for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD.

Farmers’ market phonies raise ire of some customers — but not all, UF researchers say

Farmers’ market phonies raise ire of some customers — but not all, UF researchers say

Published: Sep 25th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Doing business with a farmers’ market phony selling non-local food might bother some shoppers, but not all, according to a new University of Florida study.

Obesity higher in rural America than in urban parts of the country, UF researchers, colleagues find

Obesity higher in rural America than in urban parts of the country, UF researchers, colleagues find

Published: Sep 14th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The occurrence of obesity in rural areas of the U.S. is significantly higher than in urban areas, a new study from University of Florida researchers and colleagues has found. Forty percent of rural residents are obese, compared with 33 percent of urban residents.

UF study shows long-term drug abuse starts with alcohol

Published: Jul 10th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Alcohol — not marijuana — is the gateway drug that leads adolescents down the path toward more serious substances, a new University of Florida study shows.

UF/IFAS specialist gives tips for keeping your home in ready-to-sell condition

Published: Apr 25th, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When you own a home, it’s easy to stop seeing its flaws — the gate latch that never works, the faded shingles on the roof.

Getting physical: UF to test if financial incentives improve health, lower costs

Getting physical: UF to test if financial incentives improve health, lower costs

Published: Apr 23rd, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Joining a gym to log in hours on the elliptical or hiring a nutritionist for guidance are good ideas to shed pounds but typically too pricey for people with low incomes, as are many programs geared toward boosting wellness.