UCLA In the News June 7, 2017

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

Congenital heart defect should not be pregnancy deterrent  | Washington Post

“Where we used to think pregnancy was not feasible or a prohibitively high risk” for women with complex heart defects, said her UCLA cardiologist Jamil Aboulhosn, one of the authors of the new AHA guidelines, “many of these women can actually tolerate pregnancy, but they’re still high-risk pregnancies” that should occur in places with appropriate infrastructure and practitioners who know how to care for such patients.

Colleges get proactive in addressing depression on campus | New York Times

Michelle Craske, a professor of psychology, psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences and the director of the Anxiety and Depression Research Center at UCLA, knows this. She is helping spearhead the UCLA Depressions Grand Challenge, which will monitor 100,000 people to identify genetic and environmental causes of depression. The study, the largest of its kind to date, will follow students over four years, and staff, faculty and community members for a decade.

Where to turn when you’re first in family to go to college | New York Times

Only 27 percent earn a college degree in four years, compared with 42 percent of students with parents who went to college, according to a report from the Higher Education Research Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Are Trump’s Twitter blocks unconstitutional?  | Washington Post

Others, such as UCLA law professor Eugene Volokh, think the question is “borderline.” On the one hand, as he wrote in his blog hosted by The Washington Post, “my sense is that the @RealDonaldTrump account — though run by Trump on government time and from government property — is the work of Trump-the-man … just as it was before November, and not Trump-the-president. His decisions about that account are therefore not constrained by the First Amendment.”

District unveils plan to diversify segregated public schools | Washington Post

That’s what a 2014 report by UCLA’s Civil Rights Project, titled “New York State’s Extreme School Segregation: Inequality, Inaction and a Damaged Future,” concluded: “New York has the most segregated schools in the country: in 2009, black and Latino students in the state had the highest concentration in intensely-segregated public schools (less than 10 percent white enrollment), the lowest exposure to white students, and the most uneven distribution with white students across schools.” (Also: New York Daily News)

A snap civics lesson on California high court  | KPCC-FM’s “Take Two”

“There are seven judges on the court, currently four women and three men. They’re appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Chief Justice of California, the Attorney General of California, and a senior presiding justice of the California Courts of Appeal. Unlike the U.S. Supreme Court, California justices serve 12-year terms, and continue in office with the approval of voters in what’s called a ‘retention election,’” said UCLA’s Adam Winkler.

Bill Maher’s racist slip reflects Hollywood’s diversity problem | LA Weekly

The latest UCLA Hollywood Diversity Report found that Latinos, who compose nearly half the county’s population, get about 5 percent of broadcast TV’s scripted roles.

Statin medications can cause muscle pain, weakness for some | News-Medical

According to UCLA rheumatologist and myositis specialist Christina Charles-Schoeman, those who have “statin” myositis should never take statins. “They need immune treatment for their myositis, and they usually improve greatly,” she says. “Luckily, this is a very rare disease and does not occur for the vast majority of patients taking statins.”

Passing test at Milky Way’s central black hole | News Scientist

“It’s the first time that general relativity is really tested around a supermassive black hole,” says Aurélien Hees at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Do you have ‘social jet lag?’ | Health

The study suggests it’s not just the amount of sleep that matters for our health, but the consistency of the schedule, said Dr. Alon Avidan, director of the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center. He commented on the findings but wasn’t involved in the study. “It shed light more on the fact that we need to have more of a consistent sleep-wake schedule in addition to a regular and sufficient amount of sleep,” Avidan said.

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