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Study shows link between morbid obesity, low IQ in toddlers

Published: Aug 30th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have discovered a link between morbid obesity in toddlers and lower IQ scores, cognitive delays and brain lesions similar to those seen in Alzheimer’s disease patients, a new study shows.

UF study shows how cigarette smoke blocks cell repair

Published: Aug 21st, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Cigarette smoke can turn normal breast cells cancerous by blocking their ability to repair themselves, eventually triggering tumor development, University of Florida scientists report.

Kids with OCD bullied more than others, study shows

Published: Aug 14th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Children with obsessive-compulsive disorder are three times more likely to be bullied than other children, and the name-slinging could cause symptoms of OCD to worsen, University of Florida researchers have found.

Back to school means getting back to sleep

Published: Aug 7th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Determining the derivative of y times 23 to the 15th power is tough enough. Figuring it out on just a few hours of sleep could be almost impossible.