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Category Archives: Health and Science
By Paul David Mate on February 21st, 2014 | Last updated: February 25, 2014 at 5:15 pm
An 8-year-old boy is suffering from a rare and incurable liver disease, and but his 7-year-old friend wrote a book to help him.
By Rachel Kurland on February 13th, 2014 | Last updated: February 13, 2014 at 8:22 pm
Gainesville residents host a blood drive on Valentine’s Day to honor their grandson who has leukemia.
By Jacob Schrull on February 12th, 2014 | Last updated: February 13, 2014 at 11:54 am
Air pollution may have adverse effects on pregnant women.
By Christine Casey on February 12th, 2014 | Last updated: February 13, 2014 at 9:25 am
The bill suggests nurse practitioners be allowed to prescribe controlled substances, an action approved in 49 other states.
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.