Hourly News Update
Category Archives: Health and Science
By Dana Edwards on February 5th, 2014 | Last updated: February 6, 2014 at 3:36 pm
Local research company Banyan Biomarkers Inc. received a $300,000 grant in January that will go toward continuing studies on protein testing after head injuries. Researchers say the technology will benefit people with a high risk of frequent head trauma, such as athletes and military personnel.
By Alexandra Parish and Melissa Figueroa on January 28th, 2014 | Last updated: January 30, 2014 at 9:42 pm
Wonsuk Lee and his research team are developing a system that could help citrus growers better determine how much their groves will yield before harvest.
By Jennifer Hernandez on January 22nd, 2014 | Last updated: January 27, 2014 at 11:42 am
The Behavioral Health Center will open at North Florida Regional Medical Center on Feb. 17.
By Ana Krsmanovic on January 17th, 2014 | Last updated: January 18, 2014 at 10:05 am
While other departments in Alachua County saw a spike in flu cases, the school board and its students did not.
By Tom Krynski on January 16th, 2014 | Last updated: January 18, 2014 at 11:25 am
Meridian Behavioral Healthcare is a private nonprofit that aids those affected by mental illness and substance-use disorders in and around North Central Florida. Its main campus is located in Gainesville at the corner of Williston Road and Southwest 13th Street, [...]
By Alexandra Parish on January 13th, 2014 | Last updated: January 14, 2014 at 5:26 pm
Mental exercise can provide long-lasting benefits to the minds of older adults, a University of Florida researcher Dr. Michael Marsiske found. The research was published online Monday by the Journal of American Geriatrics Society.
By Sean Stewart-Muniz on January 10th, 2014 | Last updated: January 13, 2014 at 9:12 am
This year’s flu season is seeing an increase of severe cases especially among young people.
By Jennifer Tintner on December 12th, 2013 | Last updated: December 12, 2013 at 3:00 pm
The state of Florida’s decision to opt out of expanding Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act will alter the application process for MV transportation, according to the Regional Transit System.
By Rebecca Kopelman on December 9th, 2013 | Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 10:03 am
With the holiday season in full swing, Marion County officials said this is the “perfect time to get your flu vaccination.”
By Cristina Mendez on November 20th, 2013 | Last updated: November 20, 2013 at 5:15 pm
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County Commissioner Robert Hutchinson is drafting an ordinance to place regulations on e-cigarettes, a nicotine-vapor-based alternative to tobacco cigarettes. The regulations would include a ban on the sale of e-cigarettes to minors.