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UF Study: Recreational Shoppers Search For Happiness, Completed Selves

Published: Sep 29th, 1999

GAINESVILLE —The lovelorn and forlorn are more likely to be shopworn people who fill their empty lives by spending money in stores and spilling their hearts out to sales clerks, a new University of Florida study finds.

UF Study: Patients Adjust Well To Device That Zaps Irregular Heartbeats

Published: Sep 23rd, 1999

GAINESVILLE—Jon Duffey was waiting for a table at a restaurant when he began to experience dizziness and a fluttering sensation in his chest. He tried to speak but mustered only a few words before an implanted device sent an electrical shock to his heart to correct its abnormal rhythm.

UF Researchers Screen Newborns For Genetic Susceptibility To Diabetes In Effort To Find Causes And Cures

Published: Sep 16th, 1999

GAINESVILLE—Most cases of insulin-dependent diabetes are discovered only when symptoms appear. But through a sophisticated screening program at the University of Florida, a Gainesville family knows their 20-month-old daughter is all but certain to develop the chronic disorder soon.

‘Revolutionary’ Treatment For Birth Defect Improves Survival Of Newborns At Shands Children’s Hospital At UF

Published: Sep 10th, 1999

GAINESVILLE — The method doctors traditionally use to treat diaphragmatic hernia, a life-threatening birth defect, can actually worsen the lung condition and should be abandoned in favor of a “revolutionary” treatment strategy that dramatically increases the survival chances of affected newborns, University of Florida researchers report in the September issue of the Annals of Surgery.

MRI Scans Reveal Subtle Brain Differences In People With Schizophrenia, UF Researchers Find

Published: Sep 9th, 1999

GAINESVILLE—Scientists have tried through the years to attribute schizophrenia to one brain abnormality or another, but solid proof has been lacking. Now University of Florida researchers have found that subtle differences in 10 brain structures can provide a strong indicator of whether someone has the disorder.

In Battling Head Lice, Prevention Is Key, UF Researchers Say

Published: Sep 2nd, 1999

GAINESVILLE—This is the season for reading, writing, arithmetic – and head lice.

UF Cardiologists Call For Rigorous Study Of Viagra And Cardiovascular Disease

Published: Sep 2nd, 1999

GAINESVILLE —University of Florida cardiologists say there is no solid scientific evidence that patients with cardiovascular disease face a higher risk of death when they take Viagra.

University of Florida Researchers Test Drug From ‘Transgenetic Sheep’ In Study At Shands At UF Teaching Hospital

Published: Aug 30th, 1999

GAINESVILLE—In an early test of breakthrough technology, University of Florida researchers have begun the first pilot study to determine whether the milk of genetically modified sheep can help people prone to life-threatening lung problems caused by a specific protein deficiency.

Blocking The Binge: UF Researchers Explore Treatment For Uncontrolled Eating

Published: Aug 9th, 1999

GAINESVILLE—A medication for epilepsy holds promise of also helping people who suffer from binge eating, according to a University of Florida psychiatrist.

Red Wine Can Help Maintain Immune System, UF Researcher Finds

Published: Aug 5th, 1999

GAINESVILLE—Unlike many other alcoholic beverages, red wine does not suppress the immune system, according to preliminary studies at the University of Florida.