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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.

Archaeologists: Ancient brewery tended by elite, female brewmasters

Archaeologists: Ancient brewery tended by elite, female brewmasters

Published: Nov 14th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — If the ancient mountaintop city in southern Peru was the vanished Wari empire’s unique imperial showplace, the brewery was its piece de resistance.

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.

Technique helps puts freeze on need for repeat breast surgeries

Published: Aug 31st, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Women with breast cancer who undergo lumpectomy could avoid a return trip to the operating room, thanks to a laboratory test that quickly confirms whether surgeons have removed the entire tumor — before their patients head home, University of Florida physicians report.

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.

Origin Of American Black Church Explored Through Woman’s Biography

Published: Jun 14th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As blacks and others celebrate Juneteenth this weekend, the role of the church in the emancipation of the slaves will not be forgotten.

Heart Rate Changes Tied To Depression In Women

Published: Jun 13th, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Middle-aged women with no obvious signs of cardiac trouble may be prone to depression and the eventual development of heart disease if their heart rate varies less than expected in response to fluctuations in the body’s hormone levels, according to findings from a substudy of the Women’s Health Initiative published today in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

Doctors miss depression diagnosis in many heart patients

Published: May 23rd, 2005

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When it comes to heart disease, many patients are singing the blues — yet too few doctors recognize it, University of Florida researchers warn.