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Brain Exercises May Improve Cognition in Older Adults

By 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.

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Anemia Linked To Increased Risk Of Dementia

By on August 9th, 2013 | Last updated: August 9, 2013 at 12:10 pm

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Researchers found that people who had anemia at the beginning of the study had a 41% higher risk of developing dementia than those who were not anemic.

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Doctors hope to curb food addiction

By on November 8th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:08 pm

As national obesity rates continue to rise, University of Florida researchers are looking to modify the way people look at food.

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Gainesville’s McDonald’s locales comply with national calorie-listing rule

By on September 20th, 2012 | Last updated: September 26, 2012 at 11:24 am

Menus at fast-food restaurants now have to post the amount of calories in items alongside their pictures. All McDonald’s stores in Gainesville have switched their menus over.

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Farm animal antibiotic adds problematic human resistance

By on September 6th, 2012 | Last updated: March 28, 2013 at 1:43 pm

Antibiotic use in farm animals creates problems for humans. UF professor sounds off on the dangers of antibiotic resistance.

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