Patients with a vitamin D deficiency were four times more likely to be COVID-19 positive than those with a sufficient amount of the crucial vitamin, a University of Florida research team has found. And African American patients with insufficient vitamin D levels were three times more likely to be infected by the coronavirus.
A new University of Florida epidemiological study, based on contact tracing data from thousands of households in Wuhan, China, finds that while children are less susceptible to COVID-19, but can be more likely than adults over 60 to infect exposed family members.
Three common antihistamine medications have been found in preliminary tests to inhibit infection of cells by the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, University of Florida Health researchers have found.
An out-of-this-world mission may help University of Florida researchers understand why adults lose muscle strength as they age. Tiny muscle cells contained on tissue chips are part of an innovative experiment bound for the International Space Station this week.
The way governments, news outlets and public health organizations present the vaccine will influence its acceptance. These recommendations could help.
GAINESVILLE, Fla. — University of Florida Health Shands Hospital emerged as Florida’s top health center and one of the nation’s elite today in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020-21 Best Hospitals survey, with a remarkable nine medical specialties placing in the nation’s Top 50 — more than any other hospital in the Sunshine State.
University of Florida Health is rolling out plans for a rigorous “test-and-trace” program to support the staged reopening of the UF, an expansive data-driven effort that will allow students, faculty and staff to return to campus as safely as possible while minimizing the risk of infection from the novel coronavirus.
Thirty UF faculty members and students answered the call when the state of Florida needed to drastically boost the number of epidemiologists working with health departments around the state.
The program is part of a nationwide initiative from The Jed Foundation (JED) designed to help schools evaluate and strengthen their mental health, substance misuse and suicide prevention programs and systems to ensure schools have the strongest possible mental health safety nets.
A third of American travelers are concerned about coronavirus on domestic flights, up from 20% two weeks ago, according to a new study.
The Villages® and University of Florida Health announced their intent today to develop a comprehensive health care campus that will offer a full portfolio of education, research, and advanced health care and wellness services.