Published: May 31st, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Battling a child’s asthma attack could be as simple as sliding a plastic tube onto the end of an inhaler, but many health-care providers don’t offer this option to parents, say University of Florida researchers, who are calling for change.
Published: May 26th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Nearly half the patients with an often debilitating form of inflammatory bowel disease saw their symptoms disappear within six weeks of starting a medication usually reserved for cancer patients, researchers report in today’s (May 26) issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.
Published: May 23rd, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — When it comes to heart disease, many patients are singing the blues — yet too few doctors recognize it, University of Florida researchers warn.
Published: May 19th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Dextromethorphan, an over-the-counter medication that silences coughs, may help fibromyalgia patients quiet over-reacting nerves that amplify ordinary touches into agony.
Published: May 17th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Confusion and speech problems are frequent signs of seizures, but babies offer few such clues as to what ails them.
Published: May 16th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The cameras and MP3 players are fun, but the next wave of add-ons for cell phones and laptops may help users keep track of their health.
Published: May 15th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — You are what your mom ate.
Published: May 12th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Rural residents are nearly twice as likely as their urban counterparts to postpone timely trips to the dentist, seeking help only after they develop a problem and oral pain is severe, University of Florida researchers report.
Published: May 5th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite fears of shame and stigma, most HIV-positive men choose to confide their health status to their mothers, according to a new University of Florida study. When deciding whether to tell, the men’s need for their mothers’ emotional and socioeconomic support outweighed those fears, researchers found.
Published: May 4th, 2005
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Exercise in cold water instead of warm water may increase people’s appetites, making it harder for them to lose extra pounds, a University of Florida study finds.