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The Food and Drug Administration will make the most widely known morning-after pill available on drugstore shelves to women ages 15 and older.
By WUFT News on April 29th, 2013 | Last updated: April 29, 2013 at 1:44 pm
Banyan Biomarkers is working with two UF teams of researchers to find a better way to detect concussions.
By Lauren Rautenkranz on April 23rd, 2013 | Last updated: April 25, 2013 at 10:26 am
Alexa Carlin founded Hello Perfect, a blog devoted to redefining society’s definition of perfection, with a friend in 2011.
By Breanna Maye on April 19th, 2013 | Last updated: April 19, 2013 at 1:51 pm
Florida State University’s Dance Marathon committee is presenting Shands Hospital with over $700,000 Friday. The money will be used to renovate the Shands neonatal intensive care unit.
By Maggie Schwartzman on April 18th, 2013 | Last updated: April 19, 2013 at 10:33 am
When reflecting on the aftermath of Wednesday’s fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, Gainesville professionals said people shouldn’t worry.
By Breanna Maye on April 15th, 2013 | Last updated: April 23, 2013 at 3:26 pm
Data released at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting earlier this month has shown that some melanoma survivors aren’t taking the precautions that they should be taking. The 2010 National Health Interview Survey surveyed 27,120 adults. 171 of [...]
By Jennifer Mesika on April 12th, 2013 | Last updated: April 12, 2013 at 4:31 pm
The norovirus has affected many schools and hospitals across Alachua County. After an outbreak last week in a senior-living community in Gainesville, local schools are taking precautions to help prevent an outbreak. The norovirus can cause stomach cramping, fever, diarrhea [...]
By WUFT News on April 11th, 2013 | Last updated: April 11, 2013 at 7:33 pm
A virus among houseflies may have a practical use.
By WUFT News 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.
By WUFT News 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.