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UF study: One quarter of female drug offenders report experiencing police sexual misconduct

Published: Dec 12th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida survey suggests that police misconduct against female drug offenders may be more pervasive than previously thought.

Circumcisions in older boys and related costs skyrocket in Florida, UF Health study shows

Circumcisions in older boys and related costs skyrocket in Florida, UF Health study shows

Published: Nov 13th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Circumcisions in Florida boys over the age of 1 have increased dramatically in recent years, doubling costs to the state, a study by University of Florida Health surgical researchers shows.

Women’s pelvic pain often goes underreported, untreated

Women’s pelvic pain often goes underreported, untreated

Published: Nov 7th, 2013

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Although many women experience pelvic pain in their late teens and early 20s, a new University of Florida Health study indicates that only a small fraction of these women report their symptoms to their doctors and seek treatment, leaving some health problems unresolved.

Traitor proteins that could attack the body widespread, UF researchers find

Traitor proteins that could attack the body widespread, UF researchers find

Published: Mar 1st, 2012

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — More than 32 million Americans harbor potentially toxic proteins that can attack body tissues and lead to autoimmune diseases such as lupus and scleroderma, according to a new University of Florida study. This is the first accurate estimate of the frequency of the proteins, called autoantibodies, the researchers say. The findings appear online and in an upcoming print edition of the journal Arthritis and Rheumatism.

UF, Moffitt researchers find blood cancer may be more common than realized

UF, Moffitt researchers find blood cancer may be more common than realized

Published: Dec 20th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A group of life-threatening blood disorders collectively called myelodysplastic syndrome, or MDS, may occur four times more often than reported by national cancer registries, according to new research from the University of Florida based on data from Medicare claims.

UF researchers receive $2.7 million to study hazardous alcohol use in women with HIV

UF researchers receive $2.7 million to study hazardous alcohol use in women with HIV

Published: Oct 26th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have received a $2.7 million grant from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism to evaluate whether a common medication can help women with HIV reduce their alcohol consumption and improve their overall health.

Male-female ring finger proportions tied to sex hormones in embryo; may offer health insights

Published: Sep 6th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Biologists at the University of Florida have found a reason why men’s ring fingers are generally longer than their index fingers — and why the reverse usually holds true for women.

Repurposed transplant drug gives hope to women with fatal lung disease

Repurposed transplant drug gives hope to women with fatal lung disease

Published: Mar 17th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A drug typically used to prevent organ rejection in transplant patients has been shown to reverse the progress of an often fatal lung disease in women, according to findings published March 16 in the online edition of The New England Journal of Medicine.

Women commit shaken baby violence as often as men

Published: Mar 7th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Women are just as likely as men to violently shake a small child in their care, though men cause more severe injuries and death, according to a new University of Florida study.

African-American women less vulnerable to media-driven body dissatisfaction

Published: Feb 21st, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It’s no secret that media images of the “ideal” body type can lead women to be critical of their own bodies and can even contribute to eating disorders.