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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.

Family in constant flux, despite traditional ideals, UF author says

Published: Nov 23rd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Ozzie and Harriett could say “Father Knows Best” and “Leave it to Beaver,” but a University of Florida author of a new book finds that stay-at-home moms and traditional marriage have seldom been the prevailing standards throughout history.

UF scientists find clues to aid injury recovery in aged livers, improve transplant success in seniors

UF scientists find clues to aid injury recovery in aged livers, improve transplant success in seniors

Published: Nov 1st, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida scientists have identified a key cellular process involved in age-related damage to the liver — and ways to reverse that damage by manipulating genes or administering certain drugs.

Women stay in fringes of most popular comic strips, study finds

Published: Aug 18th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The portrayal of women in comic strips is no laughing matter, according to a new University of Florida study, which finds that females are rarely the jokester and often not even part of the humorous exchange.

Mother-to-child HIV transmission rate falling, but more can be done

Mother-to-child HIV transmission rate falling, but more can be done

Published: Jul 22nd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Transmission of HIV to children before or at birth has dropped dramatically around the country in the last decade since the advent of powerful new therapies. That certainly is true for Florida, where each year, fewer than 10 babies are born with the disease despite the fact that more than 600 HIV-positive women each year, on average, give birth.

Partner’s self-revelation affects men and women differently in romance

Published: Jul 7th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Having a partner reveal his true self is much more important to women in romantic relationships than it is for men in dating the opposite sex, a newly published University of Florida study finds.

Treating tongue tie could help more babies breastfeed

Treating tongue tie could help more babies breastfeed

Published: Jun 30th, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Doctors advise new mothers to breastfeed for at least the first six months of a baby’s life, but a simple yet often untreated problem can sabotage their […]

Coital conservatism ended before birth control pill arrived, says researcher

Published: Feb 22nd, 2010

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The pill did not give birth to the sexual revolution despite the widespread belief in its libidinously liberating effects that persists to this day, says a University of Florida professor.