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Inside the courtroom where teens are suing the government over the climate crisis | Vice

“My sense is that this is about as favorable a panel as [the] plaintiffs could have asked for,” said Ann Carlson, a professor of environmental law at UCLA. “If they can’t persuade this panel, that would tell you something more generally about what an uphill battle this is.” The lawsuit, she explained, is asking the U.S. court system to “find what is essentially a new constitutional right” — the right to a government that doesn’t knowingly hasten a disaster of unimaginable proportions.

Beverly Hills becomes the first U.S. city to end most tobacco sales | Los Angeles Times

“Beverly Hills is more aggressive than almost any other city around, so they’re leading the way,” said Dr. Richard Shemin, chairman of cardiac surgery at UCLA, who was among hundreds who fought for the cigar club exception. “In the end they took a very responsible approach to it and tried to find the right balance.”

Failure of L.A. school tax measure could put resources and alliances to the test | Los Angeles Times

“I am surprised and disappointed by the final tally,” said UCLA education professor John Rogers. He had expected the share of yes votes to reach the high 50s. “The degree of the defeat means that the coalition faces even more of a stark future than if it had been a close election. The coalition lost not just the election but political capital.” In Rogers’ view, opponents conveyed “an inaccurate but persuasive message” that the school system is dysfunctional. “Spreading that idea harmed public education in the city as well as the prospects for the coalition that promoted Measure EE,” he said. (Also: Education Week)

AMC to rethink Georgia filming if abortion law takes effect | Associated Press

“There are a number of states that are passing laws that Hollywood will find intolerable, offensive and therefore make it impossible for them to work in those states,” said Tom Nunan, a moviemaker and lecturer at the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. “The South, if it’s largely viewed as a red part of our country, is essentially telling Hollywood to take their business elsewhere,” he said…. The specter of a lengthy legal battle makes it more likely that the issue isn’t going away anytime soon, said Nunan, a producer of the Academy Award-winning film “Crash.”

Nurses reveal 7 facts about hospitals a lot of people don’t know | Business Insider

Just like teaching hospitals, nurses say many people fail to understand the difference between nonprofit and for-profit hospitals. Sixty percent of community hospitals in the US are nonprofit, meaning they do not have to pay state or local taxes. For-profit hospitals can be more sensitive to financial incentives, and tend to not offer care that isn’t bringing in much money, such as psychiatric emergency care, according to an analysis by Jill R. Horwitz, a professor at the University of California-Los Angeles.

Cool gas circles Milky Way’s supermassive black hole | Scientific American

“This is amazing,” says Smadar Naoz, a theoretical astrophysicist at the University of California, Los Angeles, who was not part of the study. Naoz, who is part of UCLA’s Galactic Center Group, is intrigued by the origin of the cold gas and its potential interactions with stars and other objects in the galactic center. Naoz suspects that even deeper probing of the environment around Sagittarius A* could result in breakthroughs in our understanding of harder-to-observe supermassive black holes all across the universe. “If we can understand how things work together, maybe we can have a good picture of other galactic nuclei,” she says.

American soldiers’ hearts in worse shape than civilians’ | HealthDay

Dr. Gregg Fonarow, a professor of cardiology at the University of California, Los Angeles, said that cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death and disability among men and women. “Improving the cardiovascular health of the military and the general population should be a greater priority,” Fonarow said. “Evidence-based approaches to improve cardiovascular health exist, but much more effective strategies to implement these healthy behaviors are needed.”

Judge: White supremacist group’s actions protected by free speech | Associated Press

There are plausible arguments in support of both decisions — with Judge Carney taking a broad interpretation of the law and Judge Norman Moon in Virginia taking a narrow one, said Eugene Volokh, a law professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. The conflict between the rulings on opposite coasts could rise to the Supreme Court if both rulings are appealed and circuit courts reach different conclusions, he said. But that's far from certain.

Geographer. Humanitarian. Felon? | HuffPost

Deaths in the desert are frequent. More than 2,500 bodies have been found in the Southern Arizona desert since 2001, according to anthropologist Jason De León, a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, and executive director of the Undocumented Migration Project.

New drug combo boosts breast cancer survival | AARP

Most patients tend to tolerate ribociclib very well, adds Sara Hurvitz, director of the Breast Cancer Clinical Research Program at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, another study coauthor. Although some women experience fatigue, nausea and hair thinning, “it’s not like chemotherapy, where there are a lot of GI-related side effects and hair loss,” she says. “Most women are able to go about their lives while they’re going through treatment.” But they also need to be watched carefully, since the drug can cause very low blood cell counts that raise the risk of developing infection. “We monitor them closely with blood tests, and if we see infection we lower the dose accordingly,” says Hurvitz.

Melanoma can occur on skin that doesn’t get much sun | Reuters

“Prevention and early detection are key,” agreed Dr. Emily Newsom, a dermatologist at UCLA Health in Los Angeles.

For LGBTQ patients, discrimination can become barrier to medical care | Medical Xpress

The Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law says about 4.5% of U.S. adults — 11 million people — identify as LGBT; about 1.4 million people identify as transgender.

How seasonal allergies may be increasing your anxiety | Healthline

Dr. Maria Garcia-Lloret, a pediatric allergy and immunology specialist at UCLA Health, echoes the same caution, especially noting the high average age of those interviewed. Many people start experiencing allergies at a younger age, with seasonal allergies to pollen, for instance, waning over time as people age. Nevertheless, she says anxiety and stress over one’s allergy symptoms isn’t something to brush off. “It’s true that stress can make your allergies worse,” Garcia-Lloret added. “Perception plays a big role — it has to do with the psyche of the individual. Somebody has a little bit of a stuffy nose and they might absolutely lose it over that.”

Gov. Whitmer, Michigan officials introduce LGBTQ rights bills | Patch

A study from the Williams Institute, a UCLA Law School think tank, found LGBTQ-supportive policies and workplace atmospheres lead to job commitments, better workplace relationships, better health outcomes and increased job satisfaction.