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UF Nutritionist: Better To Vow To Eat Healthy For New Year

Published: Dec 30th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Instead of vowing to lose weight in the next millennium, a University of Florida nutrition specialist says a better resolution to make at midnight Friday is to promise to treat yourself to a healthier diet.

UF Study Shows Newborn Kittens Have Shot At Survival Thanks To Immune-boosting Treatment

Published: Dec 28th, 1999

GAINESVILLE—Orphaned or weak kittens, often deprived of mother’s milk in their first day of life, may have a better chance at survival thanks to a simple blood transfusion.

Certain Candles May Cause Health Risk And Cleaning Problems

Published: Dec 22nd, 1999

GAINESVILLE –This is the time of year when cinnamon and bayberry candles conjure memories of holidays past. Tapers and votives illuminate festive meals and religious ceremonies, and pillars provide a special holiday ambiance.

UF Researcher: College Students Aware Of Risks Of Sexual Activity

Published: Dec 21st, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Contrary to popular belief, college students who don’t protect themselves against pregnancy do so not from ignorance but because of laziness, embarrassment or lack of communication with their partners, a University of Florida study shows.

For Some With Parkinson’s, Surgery Can Improve Speech, Study Finds

Published: Dec 15th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — When Parkinson’s Disease sufferer James Stuebe underwent brain surgery last year, he was overjoyed it nearly eliminated the tremors in his right arm and hand.

UF Study Tallies Health-Care Costs Of 3 Treatment Strategies For Heart Disease

Published: Dec 14th, 1999

GAINESVILLE— Bypass surgery and angioplasty initially cost much more than a prescription for pills, but in certain patients they have the potential to treat heart disease so effectively that long-term medical expenses could end up about equal, University of Florida researchers have found.

‘Chaos’ Theory Empowers VA And University Of Florida Researchers To Predict Epileptic Seizures

Published: Dec 8th, 1999

GAINESVILLE—Inspired by an intriguing mathematical concept known as chaos theory, researchers at the University of Florida Brain Institute and the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Gainesville have developed a technique for predicting some types of epileptic seizures minutes to hours before they begin.

UF Study: Female Knee Injuries More Likely Because Of Bone Structure

Published: Dec 7th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — Men and women have significantly different skeletal structures in their legs, making women much more likely than men to experience sports-related knee injuries, according to a new University of Florida study.

A Molecule Family Hinders Spinal Cord Regeneration, UF Brain Institute Team Finds

Published: Nov 22nd, 1999

GAINESVILLE—Nerve tissue transplants are among the promising experimental therapies to restore communication among cells in injured spinal cords, but scientists long have wondered why the transplanted cells don’t grow more vigorously, thereby enhancing the level of recovery.

Family Support, School Climate Can Help Abused Girls Avoid Bulimia

Published: Nov 19th, 1999

GAINESVILLE The support of family members and a positive school climate help physically abused adolescent girls avoid the binge-purge cycle of bulimia, a new University of Florida survey shows.