GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Just because salsa is acidic, don’t assume it can’t make you ill. A University of Florida researcher’s study shows that salmonella and staphylococcus can both survive long enough to pose risk in the often free, always popular appetizer.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Transmission of HIV to children before or at birth has dropped dramatically around the country in the last decade since the advent of powerful new therapies. That certainly is true for Florida, where each year, fewer than 10 babies are born with the disease despite the fact that more than 600 HIV-positive women each year, on average, give birth.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Immune system cells called macrophages spring into action to surround and destroy threats such as viruses or cancer cells. But sometimes the would-be protective response leads to persistent inflammation, which, in turn, can cause disease.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida researchers have found that the variety of bacteria in a child’s digestive tract is strongly linked to whether that child develops type 1 diabetes. The connection could eventually give doctors an early test for the condition and a new way to treat the disease that afflicts more than 3 million Americans.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The best blood pressure range for patients with diabetes and heart disease appears to be slightly higher than what is recommended for healthy adults, according to a study in today’s (Tuesday, July 6) Journal of the American Medical Association.
In fact, the blood pressure range considered normal — less than 120 systolic and [...]
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — For Floridians hoping that the record-breaking cold of this past winter might have stemmed the number of pesky mosquitoes, University of Florida entomologists have this message: the mosquitoes are out in full force, and so are the diseases they carry.