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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.

UF researchers find surgical breast biopsies overused in Florida

UF researchers find surgical breast biopsies overused in Florida

Published: Feb 10th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Thousands of women receive unnecessary surgical breast biopsies in Florida each year, University of Florida researchers state in an article published online this week by the American Journal of Surgery.

University of Florida, Florida A&M launch institute to promote better health, job training

University of Florida, Florida A&M launch institute to promote better health, job training

Published: Feb 3rd, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Winter chills couldn’t keep a handful of southeast Gainesville parishioners away from church one dreary evening in January. They didn’t want to miss their time of fellowship.

UF study: Exercise could help prevent, treat eating disorders

Published: Jan 13th, 2011

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When treating an eating disorder, exercise is rarely considered therapeutic; it’s more likely to be viewed as dangerous for patients already obsessed with their weight. But a new University of Florida study shows that the psychological benefits of exercise could be used as an intervention for — or even a way to prevent — eating disorders.