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Alcohol ads increase in areas with more Hispanic children

Alcohol ads increase in areas with more Hispanic children

Published: Oct 28th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Children are exposed to nearly seven times more alcohol advertising if they attend a school where at least one-fifth of the students are Hispanic, a new University of Florida and University of Texas study shows.

Fructose hampers hormone that controls appetite, UF study finds

Published: Oct 16th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Could all those years chewing candy and slurping sugary sodas come back to haunt you? Perhaps. A new University of Florida study in rats shows that a fructose-filled diet blocks the appetite-controlling hormone leptin from doing its job, setting the body up for future obesity.

Scientists close in on method to fight deadly childhood cancer

Published: Oct 15th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A multicenter team of researchers, including scientists from the University of Florida, has discovered a way to potentially block the growth of neuroblastoma, a type of cancer responsible for 15 percent of all cancer deaths in children.

Biomarker warns of kidney injury in heart surgery patients

Biomarker warns of kidney injury in heart surgery patients

Published: Oct 14th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Heart surgeons may soon be able to identify within an hour of surgery which patients are at high risk for kidney injury, University of Florida College of Medicine researchers said today (Tuesday, Oct. 14) at the 2008 Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons in San Francisco.

Girls who start puberty early are less able to cope with stress

Published: Oct 14th, 2008

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Girls who enter puberty early may be less able to cope with being bullied or rejected by other students than their female classmates who mature later, a new University of Florida study finds.