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Playing Santa for oneself can lead to a debt-filled New Year, UF expert warns

Published: Dec 10th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — With more than half of us expecting to play Santa for ourselves this holiday season, a University of Florida family finance expert warns that being self-indulgent — even at bargain prices — can lead to a bad case of buyer’s remorse.

Breast MRI spots other cancers, may alter treatment plan

Published: Dec 5th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — In about 20 percent of women with breast cancer who plan to undergo a lumpectomy, breast magnetic resonance imaging reveals important diagnostic information that alters their treatment plan, University of Florida surgeons reported today (Dec. 5).

UF study: Men more traditional than women about marriage, children

Published: Oct 24th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Women view childlessness much more favorably than men do, likely because parenting places greater demands on mothers, especially those juggling work and family responsibilities, a new University of Florida study finds.

Girls who begin dieting twice as likely to start smoking

Published: Aug 31st, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Starting to diet seems to double the odds a teenage girl will begin smoking, a University of Florida study has found.

High blood pressure medication strategy proves effective in Hispanic women

Published: Jul 12th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hispanic women with hypertension and coronary artery disease respond better to drug regimens aimed at controlling high blood pressure than non-Hispanic white women, University of Florida researchers report.

Sexual attitudes differ whether one is in or outside of a relationship

Published: Jun 13th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — So long, Venus and Mars: Once they become a couple, men and women are from the same planet, a new University of Florida study finds.

Childless women fare as well psychologically as mothers at mid-life

Published: May 7th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For one day each year, motherhood brings flowers, cards and Sunday brunches, but a new University of Florida study asks, how important is it for women’s happiness in midlife whether and when they had children?

UF study: Sexual stereotypes influence behavior in adult bookstores

Published: Feb 1st, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Visits to adult bookstores elicit behavior that ranges from macho swagger to skulking insecurity in men and bold confidence to adolescent giggling in women, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF research: No state completely open about convicted sex offenders

Published: Jan 25th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — No state is as open as it could be in informing the public about the presence of convicted sex offenders in the neighborhood, new University of Florida research finds.