UCLA In the News July 12, 2017

UCLA In the News lists selected mentions of UCLA in the world’s news media. See more UCLA In the News.

Push to give terminally ill British baby U.S. residency | New York Times

Hiroshi Motomura, a law professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, who specializes in immigration law, said the bill would also have to overcome the political backdrop of a situation with clear divisions over who has the right under British law to decide whether Charlie lives. A similar ethical argument gripped the United States in 2005 during the right-to-die debate over Terri Schiavo, whose brain damage at age 26 left her in a vegetative state. “The odds are against this specific legislation, partly because of political overtones, family ties to the situation, and statistically, very few of these cases are enacted,” Mr. Motomura said. “And it’s not necessary to give them a green card.”

Should diet changes be ordered to those not obese? | San Diego Union-Tribune

Dr. Carol Mangione, a member of the task force and a practicing internal medicine specialist who teaches at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, said the new “C” rating should not be viewed as evidence that diet and exercise changes are not beneficial or critical in fighting the nation’s obesity epidemic. It’s just that when looking only at the overall body of evidence, other choices such as quitting smoking deliver a larger benefit and thus get a higher grade.

Jim Bush, title-winning track coach at UCLA, dies | New York Times

Jim Bush, who coached some of track and field’s most successful athletes, more than 20 of whom competed in the Olympic Games, and led the University of California, Los Angeles, to five N.C.A.A. titles, died on Monday at his home in Culver City, Calif.

America is still far from a Trump impeachment | Pacific Standard

“The latest revelation as reported in the New York Times has particular legs because it is the first episode to really link in any way the Trump campaign with the combination of Russian connections and claims to disadvantage the candidacy of Hillary Clinton,” says Mark Peterson, a political science professor at the University of California–Los Angeles. “This is a story that will clearly be developing through twists and turns over the coming months, a kind of slow burn that will keep drawing attention but it is far too soon to know where it will actually lead.”

Course for caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s, dementia | KCBS-TV (New York)

Dr. Zaldy Tan at UCLA says it’s a growing trend as more families care for dementia patients as a team. “The caregiver could be young or old, could be any race, could be any ethnic or racial background,” Dr. Tam said. “We are all potential caregivers.” Dr. Tan developed the caregiver boot camp at UCLA Health, where those involved in taking care of someone with dementia can learn everything from how to prevent falls to the best ways to calm a person who’s confused or scared.

Practicing mindfulness to reduce officers’ stress, violence | Quartz

Dr. Dan Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and founder of the Mindful Awareness Research Center at the university, told Quartz that there are three elements to mindfulness training: focused attention, open awareness — “the broadening of awareness so that there becomes a space between impulse and action”— and kind intention, or compassion.

Doctors hope to ‘rewire’ depressed people’s brains | Reuters

“By pulsing it with energy repeatedly, we’re changing the way that area works; but also changing the way the whole brain network works,” said UCLA’s Andrew Leuchter.

How much higher can home prices go? | Press-Enterprise

“Over the next two years, the recession probability is very low,” said UCLA economics professor William Yu, a member of the team producing the UCLA Anderson Forecast. “But beyond two years, that is very difficult to say.”

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