Published: Dec 23rd, 1998
GAINESVILLE—Two out of three senior citizens may lack adequate immunity to tetanus, a life-threatening central nervous system ailment contracted when bacteria invade an open wound, usually a deep puncture or cut made by a nail or a knife, University of Florida researchers report in the journal Clinical and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology.
Published: Dec 22nd, 1998
GAINESVILLE — More than 95 percent of children in child safety seats in the state could be killed or injured because the devices are not properly secured to the vehicle, says a University of Florida researcher.
Published: Dec 11th, 1998
GAINESVILLE—For many Americans, the end-of-the-year holiday season is heralded with carefree overindulgence, as decadent desserts, fat-laden dinners and free-flowing alcohol rule the day. In other words, it’s not a time when health concerns take center stage.
Published: Dec 10th, 1998
GAINESVILLE—Women with chronic pain report slightly higher levels of pain than their male counterparts, but the difference may be as much the result of how society teaches men to handle […]
Published: Dec 9th, 1998
GAINESVILLE — It’s mid-morning on Cape Cod and the thermometer has barely climbed above 50 degrees, but 72-year-old Joseph Sullivan is out walking. Every day he puts his headphones on and walks two or three miles around Cape Cod’s Kelley Park.
Published: Dec 4th, 1998
GAINESVILLE — Pet owners should keep in mind their animals’ safety during the holiday season, when hazards increase, say University of Florida veterinarians.
Published: Dec 2nd, 1998
GAINESVILLE — Fishing, a form of self-expression that has more in common with refined needlepoint than rugged canoeing or hunting?
Published: Nov 24th, 1998
GAINESVILLE — New research from the University of Florida shows less than one-third of those who know about the state’s new Truth youth anti-smoking campaign think it will cause youth smoking to decline. The university hopes its research results will help the state combat youth smoking more effectively.
Published: Nov 23rd, 1998
GAINESVILLE—A substance first identified in the bark of an African tree magnifies the tumor-cell killing power of radiation therapy by as much as 500 times in laboratory animals, University of Florida researchers reported today (11/23).
Published: Nov 18th, 1998
GAINESVILLE — Participating in sports can have benefits for adolescent girls that reach beyond simply staying physically fit, a University of Florida researcher has concluded.