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Family dinners affect adolescent mental health, study says

By on April 5th, 2013 | Last updated: April 22, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Eating family dinners can benefit adolescents’ mental health, according to a professor at McGill University in Montreal.

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In wake of gay marriage debate, UF student questions FDA blood donation policy

By on April 5th, 2013 | Last updated: April 5, 2013 at 1:46 pm

Since the 1980s, the Food and Drug Administration has banned blood donations from gay men because of the risk of HIV/AIDS transmission. University of Florida student James J. Sadler hopes that ban will be lifted, so he and other gay men can donate blood.

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64-ounce ‘growlers’ legislation still uncertain in Florida

By on April 1st, 2013 | Last updated: April 22, 2013 at 1:45 pm

Sixty-four-ounce growlers, or beer containers, may have to wait to be available to locals after officials refuse to put the bill for the growlers (SB 1344) on the agenda for the Florida House of Representatives.

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Increased use of Molly among high school and college students

By on March 28th, 2013 | Last updated: April 22, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Hospitalizations and arrests connected to Molly, the powder or crystal form of MDMA, have increased, according to the Drug Abuse Warning Network. The drug is popular among high school and college students who attend music festivals.

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Marion County Solid Waste collecting furniture, electronics

By on March 27th, 2013 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:16 pm

Residents wishing to get rid of old furniture or electronics can participate in seven collection dates during April and May. Once residents bring the items to the set location, the Marion County Solid Waste Department will transport them to either be recycled or disposed at a landfill.

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Student organizations host activists for discussion on Holy Land Foundation

By on March 27th, 2013 | Last updated: April 22, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Students for Justice in Palestine and Students for a Democratic Society host a discussion on overturning the Holy Land Foundation case to a crowd of about 60 in Little Hall at the University of Florida on Tuesday evening.

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Humanitarians help cats and dogs across Florida

By on March 27th, 2013 | Last updated: April 22, 2013 at 1:41 pm

The Humanitarians of Florida, an organization dedicated to serving dogs and cats from anywhere in Florida, welcomes animals in need of clinical assistance, regardless of funding or county-line restrictions.

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UF faculty workshop hopes to bring sustainability concepts to the classroom

By on March 26th, 2013 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:15 pm

The University of Florida Fellows in Sustainability Prairie Project Workshop brings UF professors together to develop new courses and class material in an effort to introduce sustainability concepts into the university.

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Sun protection crucial this time of year, experts say

By on March 26th, 2013 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:15 pm

With students across the state enjoying spring break, it’s important that they protect themselves from the Florida sun, which can cause skin cancer.

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Tree allergy season ends with bang

By on March 25th, 2013 | Last updated: April 22, 2013 at 1:41 pm

UF students react to allergy season.

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