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

California jobs outlook: There’s a slowdown ahead | Bay Area News Group

California’s job market will continue to grow over the next year or so, but at a pace more sluggish than recent years, according to a closely watched economic prediction that was released Wednesday. That unsettling outlook was sketched by the latest UCLA Anderson Forecast, an economic barometer that points to a slower pace by next year for payroll jobs, retail sales and personal income throughout California. (Also: Apparel News, Globe Newswire)

Political instability, racial hostility roil U.S. high schools, study finds  | Reuters

Political grudges and racial animosity have divided students at U.S. high schools and President Donald Trump has exacerbated the problem with his rhetoric, a study released on Wednesday showed. Researchers at the University of California at Los Angeles surveyed 505 high school principals for the study. More than 60 percent of them reported some of their students had made derogatory remarks about immigrants…. “The report is a story of this particular time, not narrowly a story of the actions of this one president, although this president’s actions contribute to it,” John Rogers, a professor of education at UCLA, said by phone. (Also: Education Week)

Raising the cultural bar on campuses | New York Times

Across the country, university and college museums run the gamut from those featuring contemporary art and ancient relics mostly used as teaching tools to world-class collections tackling groundbreaking projects and traveling exhibitions. While not typically top of mind as a go-to destination, college and university art museums have a common goal: to raise the bar for the academic and cultural life of a campus and its environs… [At the University of California, Los Angeles,] the Fowler Museum, which opened in 1963, has a strong accent on global arts and cultures highlighting works from Africa, Asia, the Pacific and the indigenous Americas.

Whoopi Goldberg’s near-fatal fight with pneumonia: what to know | Healthline

“Pneumonia is a pretty common disease, and a lot of times when we treat pneumonia in the hospital it’s not that severe,” Dr. John Mafi, MPH, a general internist at UCLA Health, told Healthline. “What happens with pneumonia is [that] the body interacts with bacteria that sets off an inflammatory systemic response — the whole body gets swollen and inflamed, which is called sepsis. That’s the part that is oftentimes very deadly and that’s one of the complications we worry about,” he said.

Duchess may be hiring a doula. Here’s what that means | NBC’s “Today”

Doulas are welcome in most U.S. hospitals, though some obstetricians refuse to work with them, said Shadman Habibi, director of the nurse-midwives program at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. “We do encourage our clients to reach out and hire doulas,” she told TODAY. “They are usually helpful in managing the discomfort. They are talking to the mothers, they are using massage … It is the role that aunties and sisters and moms used to play…. A doula has experience in helping pregnant women. She doesn’t replace the husband’s role.”

Facts alone don’t sway anti-vaxxers. So what does? | USA Today

“There was a reason we all got vaccinated: Measles makes you very sick. That gets forgotten in the polarizing debate on whether the vaccine has side effects,” [UCLA’s] Keith Holyoak, senior author of the study, said in a statement after its release.

Supreme Court resuscitates the Eighth Amendment  | The Atlantic

For offenses that do merit fines, courts should establish hearings to gauge someone’s capacity to pay. As the UCLA assistant law professor Beth Colgan has written, courts can readily use “objective measurements of well-being, such as income and basic living expenses” to determine the ability to pay. Meanwhile, any imposed fines must not be so punitive that they infringe on the ability to earn an honest living. If the courts deem fines and fees excessive, they must lower these fees accordingly, and they should also offer community service as a viable alternative.

For infants, distinguishing between friends and strangers is a laughing matter | Medical Xpress

“Very brief instances of shared laughter can reveal rich information about people’s relationships, detectable in infants as young as five months of age and universally by adults around the world,” adds co-author Gregory Bryant, a professor in UCLA’s Department of Communication. (Also: Times of India)

Are probiotic supplements for your gut really good for you? | Washington Post

“It’s been proposed — but not proven — that regular probiotic intake may help prevent this change [with age],” says Emeran A. Mayer, a professor of medicine and psychiatry at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and author of “The Mind-Gut Connection.” “We’re just starting to scratch the surface of this area of research.”

Gender-based salary gap persists among academic emergency medicine physicians | Medical Xpress

“Dr. Wiler and collaborators demonstrate concerning, gender-based differences in compensation that are not explained by measured factors that would reasonably be expected to influence pay. This work sheds a bright light on patterns that have persisted in darkness and, hopefully, this is a step towards both the identification of the underlying causes of these disparities in compensation and working together towards their elimination,” added Roger J. Lewis, MD, Ph.D., professor and chair, department of emergency medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Jane Fonda among celebrities at restoration summit advocating to save classic films | Variety

To provide a visual example of the huge difference restoration can make, [UCLA’s Jan-Christopher] Horak screened faded, murky scenes from Westerns that were brought back to vibrant color in the restoration process.

Is Facebook tracking your health without your knowledge? | Everyday Health

“App users often don’t realize their information is being shared,” says the lead author of the JAMA paper, Sarah Blenner, MPH, the director of field studies with the department of community health sciences at UCLA’s Fielding School of Public Health. “Once health information has been shared, there is no taking it back — the information is no longer private, and it is essentially impossible to regain control.”

Best medical schools 2020 | Becker’s Hospital Review

U.S. News & World Report released its rankings for the best medical schools in the U.S. for research and primary care on March 12. The annual rankings are part of U.S. News’ Best Graduate Schools rankings. For the medical school-related lists, 152 medical schools fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and 33 osteopathic medical schools accredited by the American Osteopathic Association in 2018 were surveyed during fall 2018 and spring 2019. The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA ranked 6th for research and 5th for primary care.

First double-blind controlled trial of TNS shows reduced symptoms in some children with ADHD with minimal risk | Medical Xpress

“ADHD is estimated to affect 9.5 percent of school-age children and 4.4 percent of adults,” said James McGough, MD, Professor and child psychiatrist at the Jane & Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA. “Our current treatments mostly depend on medication with some role for behavioral therapies. Although there is great demand for non-medication ADHD treatments, the most popular options have minimal, if any, scientific evidence supporting their use.”