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UF Study: Two-Thirds Of Older Adults May Not Be Immune To Tetanus

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.

UF Researcher: Overwhelming Majority Of Child Seats Installed Wrong

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.

Give The Gift Of Health, UF Faculty Suggest

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.

University of Florida Study: Women Report Higher Pain Levels Than Do Men

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 […]

Exercising Just Three Days May Provide Heart Attack Protection

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.

UF Veterinarians Offer Pet Safety Tips For The Holidays

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.

UF Researcher: Leisure Activities Defy Simple Classifications

Published: Dec 2nd, 1998

GAINESVILLE — Fishing, a form of self-expression that has more in common with refined needlepoint than rugged canoeing or hunting?

Tobacco Settlement Helps UF Evaluate Florida’s Youth Smoking Habits

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.

New Drug Boosts The Power Of Traditional Cancer Therapies, UF Animal Studies Show

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).

UF Researcher: Participating In Sports Gives Girls Strong Self-Images

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.