UCLA In the News July 18, 2017

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

UCLA Law tops list of leading entertainment law schools | Billboard

UCLA Law School again topped The Hollywood Reporter’s list of entertainment law schools in the United States in 2017, the fourth year running for the school. Its Ziffren Center for Media, Entertainment, Technology and Sports Law, established in 2015, offers students opportunities to work with scholars and practitioners, gain insights from UCLA alumni and secure internship programs with studios, labels, talent agencies and other organizations. 

Medical advice search results not always on target | NPR “All Things Considered”

According to Dr. Leena Nathan, an OB-GYN at UCLA Health, that answer is only partially correct. Yes, she says, pregnant women should cook their eggs completely; otherwise they risk being infected with salmonella. “In the first trimester it can actually cause miscarriage if you develop one of these bacterial gastroenteritides. You can definitely lose the pregnancy because of it,” Nathan says. She’s seen it happen.

Diet, exercise counseling gets lukewarm recommendation | Washington Post

Carol Mangione, a task force member and internal medicine specialist who teaches at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, said the letter grade should not be taken as evidence that diet and exercise changes are not beneficial or critical in fighting obesity. It’s just that other actions, such as quitting smoking, deliver a larger benefit and thus get a higher grade.

Study has provoked the right-wing blogosphere | Atlantic

Colin Holbrook, an anthropology researcher at the University of California, Los Angeles, says plenty of research supports the idea that status and prestige are linked to size and strength — as evidenced by the fact that tall men make more money than shorter ones do. If your big body earns you lots of privileges — as it likely did, in past millennia — it’s only natural that you don’t want to give these privileges away to others.

How fake news goes viral | Scientific American

One key factor influencing the spread of memes is the pattern of connections in the underlying social media network. “Some network structures will promote the spread being fast and others will inhibit the spread,” says mathematician Mason Porter of the University of California, Los Angeles.

2 counties sue fossil fuel firms over sea level rise | San Diego Union-Tribune

A number of earlier lawsuits against oil and gas companies failed because they focused on reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, said Ann Carlson, faculty director of the Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the UCLA School of Law. “Here, this is a more conventional lawsuit” in the sense of asking for damages, she said. “The lawyers have done a very good job. The courts will have to take this seriously.”

Bringing the hospital to the stroke victim | KPCC-FM

“It can make a difference whether a dad spends the rest of his years with his family or in a nursing facility, and that’s a huge difference,” said UCLA’s May Nour. (Audio download)

How to not go broke after you have a baby | Attn.com

As Jody Heymann, founding director of the World Policy Analysis Center at UCLA, told NPR, ”[t]he U.S. is absolutely the only high-income country that doesn’t [provide paid parental leave], and as you can tell by the numbers, overwhelmingly the world provides it,” she said. And added, ”the world not only provides paid maternity leave, but they provide adequate paid paternity leave.”

Preparing for ACA meant better care for patients | California Health Report

California is one of several states that prepared for health care reform for years before the Affordable Care Act rolled out in 2014. A new study by the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research suggests that the early rollout has had some striking results.

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