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UF study: Exercise improves body image for fit and unfit alike

Published: Oct 8th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Attention weekend warriors: the simple act of exercise and not fitness itself can convince you that you look better, a new University of Florida study finds.

‘Mixed reality’ human helps medical students learn to do intimate exams

‘Mixed reality’ human helps medical students learn to do intimate exams

Published: Jun 23rd, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — “What brings you in to see me today?”

Breast MRI shows it’s not the size of the lymph node that signals spread of cancer

Breast MRI shows it’s not the size of the lymph node that signals spread of cancer

Published: Jun 9th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Physicians treating breast cancer first look to lymph nodes in a patient’s armpit to see whether cancer is spreading elsewhere in the body — but they may […]

Brains come before beauty in boosting one’s career earnings

Published: May 11th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nice guys may finish last, but it’s the smart ones that come in first with the lookers close behind, according to a University of Florida study that finds people with intelligence earn more in their lifetime than those who are attractive or self-confident.

The best protectors from bullies? Girls

Published: Apr 22nd, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Playground bullies may meet their match from where they least expect — in the ranks of kids who are anti-bullies — and most of them are girls, a new University of Florida study finds.

Boys more prone to trouble after family upheavals, UF study finds

Published: Apr 8th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Family disruptions such as divorce or children being forced to live elsewhere are tougher on boys than girls, according to a newly published University of Florida study, which finds that rates of male juvenile delinquency and drug use rise when the household composition changes.

Partner’s behavior predicts STD risk better than individual behavior

Partner’s behavior predicts STD risk better than individual behavior

Published: Apr 2nd, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Risky behaviors such as not using condoms or having sex with multiple people put young adults at risk for contracting sexually transmitted diseases, but perhaps not as much as the characteristics of their sexual partners, University of Florida researchers say.

In today’s economy, dressing room lighting can spell retail life or death

Published: Mar 10th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dressing room lights may determine how bright the outlook for clothing sales is with the nation’s retailers, a new University of Florida study suggests.

Pediatric Hodgkin’s disease survivors face increased breast cancer risk

Pediatric Hodgkin’s disease survivors face increased breast cancer risk

Published: Feb 11th, 2009

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Women who as children got radiation treatment for Hodgkin’s disease are almost 40 times more likely than others to develop breast cancer, according to findings from five […]