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Women with chest pain risk serious complications even in absence of blockages

Published: Nov 14th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Women who have chest pain but no evidence of clogged arteries on conventional imaging tests are nonetheless four times more likely to eventually be hospitalized for heart failure, suffer a heart attack or stroke, or die than women without heart disease symptoms, University of Florida researchers report.

Hollywood films portray biracial couples negatively if shown at all

Published: Oct 11th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite growing numbers of mixed couples in America, movie relationships between men and women of different races are most likely to be short-lived, oversexed and downright dangerous, a new University of Florida study finds.

Sexual attitudes help explain narcissists’ relationship problems

Published: Oct 4th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When Robert Browning wrote “grow old along with me, the best is yet to be,” he had no inkling of a future University of Florida study showing that narcissists are more interested in sexual pleasure than lasting intimacy.

When the magazine girl begs ‘come hither,’ the (female) reader yawns

Published: Sep 5th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For female magazine readers, sex doesn’t sell so much as it — bores.

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.

New test could keep babies from contracting deadly infections

Published: Jul 26th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a new test studied at the University of Florida that could lead to better screening for the most common cause of infection in newborn babies.

‘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.

UF study: Lack of sleep impairs job satisfaction, especially for women

Published: Jul 18th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — As America becomes a nation of caffeinated insomniacs, a new University of Florida study shows lack of sleep not only makes people tired and cranky but also causes them to dislike and even hate their jobs the next morning.

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.

Don’t ask, might not think to tell: Communication key to preventing risky drug interactions

Published: May 16th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Older women who regularly mix prescription, over-the-counter and herbal medications are risking their health, University of Florida nursing researchers warn. Many also don’t think to tell their health-care providers about the nonprescription medicines they are taking — and too often practitioners fail to ask.