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High blood pressure medication strategy proves effective in Hispanic women

Published: Jul 12th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hispanic women with hypertension and coronary artery disease respond better to drug regimens aimed at controlling high blood pressure than non-Hispanic white women, University of Florida researchers report.

Church events a growing boon to local economies, study finds

Published: Apr 12th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Communities that host church retreats and conventions can count their blessings and the dollars the faithful pump into local economies, a new University of Florida study finds.

Hispanic students perform better in colleges with larger Hispanic communities, UF study finds

Published: Feb 15th, 2007

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hispanic students at community colleges with large Hispanic populations are more likely to earn higher grades and complete their courses, according to a study headed by a professor at the University of Florida’s College of Education.

UF study: Florida faces shortage of Spanish-speaking school counselors

UF study: Florida faces shortage of Spanish-speaking school counselors

Published: Oct 16th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Hispanics make up the largest minority in Florida schools, but administrators in eight out of 10 school districts say they don’t have enough Spanish-speaking counselors to serve the growing Hispanic population, according to a University of Florida study.

Hollywood films portray biracial couples negatively if shown at all

Published: Oct 11th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Despite growing numbers of mixed couples in America, movie relationships between men and women of different races are most likely to be short-lived, oversexed and downright dangerous, a new University of Florida study finds.

Elders with anemia face increased health risks

Published: Jun 15th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Elderly patients who develop anemia risk serious health problems that increase the odds they will be hospitalized and nearly double the chance they will die, according to findings from a long-term study by a multi-institute research team.

Altered breast tissue development in young girls linked to pesticides

Published: Jun 7th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Exposure to pesticides crosses the generations, according to a new University of Florida study that finds daughters of mothers who lived near areas of heavy agricultural spraying may be unable to nurse their children.

UF study: Female and minority experts most effective in HIV prevention

Published: May 11th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Contrary to popular belief, experts are more effective than peers in successful HIV prevention campaigns, a University of Florida study found. However, the most effective resources are experts whose gender and ethnicity match the patients seeking guidance.

Inner-city black men face higher risk of prostate cancer

Published: Mar 28th, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Inner-city black men are almost twice as likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer as whites and are four times more likely to be in advanced stages of the disease at diagnosis, according to a new study led by University of Florida researchers.

UF professor examines role of race, fame in public scandals

Published: Mar 23rd, 2006

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — How did O.J. Simpson – hardly an activist on black issues before his arrest – become a hero to some in the black community after being charged with murder? Why were blacks willing to vote for former Washington, D.C., mayor Marion Barry after he was convicted of drug charges? And why is the black community less likely to extend similar support to noncelebrity blacks who face prosecution for crimes?