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Category Archives: Health and Science
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.
By Erik Ugartachea on April 1st, 2013 | Last updated: April 1, 2013 at 4:17 pm
About two to three people die from rabies in the U.S each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and after signs of rabies in Marion County, officials have issued a warning.
By Emily Stanton on March 29th, 2013 | Last updated: March 29, 2013 at 5:29 pm
After a case in Oklahoma broke this week about one dentist’s lack of sterilization in his office, some may be concerned about their own dentists’ sterlization practices. Locals from the University of Florida College of Dentistry and Santa Fe’s sound off on this controversy.
Half of the Traffic Homicide Investigation callouts in Gainesville have involved motorcycles this year, Sgt. Joe Raulerson with the Gainesville Police Traffic Safety Team said in an email.
By Tatila Brock on March 28th, 2013 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 3:26 pm
Shands’ Arts in Medicine program is competing for a grant from the LIVESTRONG Foundation. The grant would provide free art workshops to cancer survivors.
By WUFT News 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.
By Andrew V. Pestano on March 22nd, 2013 | Last updated: March 25, 2013 at 4:07 pm
The fossil remains of a 40-foot species of crocodile nicknamed “Turtle Chomper” arrived at the Florida Museum of Natural History Friday.
By Missy Perez on March 19th, 2013 | Last updated: March 25, 2013 at 6:36 pm
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local health agencies are working to make sure recipients of organs from a rabies-infected donor are rabies free.
By WUFT News on March 19th, 2013 | Last updated: March 30, 2013 at 2:15 pm
The University of Florida College of Dentistry gave free dental care to special-needs athletes at the Special Olympics in Jasper, Fla, Saturday.