UCLA In the News September 20, 2018

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

UCLA study finds no link between trans-inclusive policies and bathroom safety | NBC News

The study is the first of its kind to rigorously test the relationship between nondiscrimination laws in public accommodations and reports of crime in public restrooms and other gender-segregated facilities. “Opponents of public accommodations laws that include gender identity protections often claim that the laws leave women and children vulnerable to attack in public restrooms,” said lead author Amira Hasenbush. “But this study provides evidence that these incidents are rare and unrelated to the laws.” (UCLA’s Jody Herman is also quoted.)

Employers can beat early turnover of employees by addressing these four emotional needs | Inc.

UCLA professor Naomi Eisenberger’s research shows that feeling socially omitted activates some of the same neurological reactions as physical pain. If you want to create an onboarding experience that fulfills your employee’s emotional needs, then creating an environment where they feel important and involved is critical. 

Do IVF and other infertility technology lead to health risks for the baby? | NPR

When patients come to Dr. Molly Quinn for infertility treatments, they usually aren’t too interested in hearing about the possible downsides, she says. They just want to get pregnant. Still, she always discusses the risks.… Quinn, an infertility specialist and assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of California, Los Angeles, now has a new hazard to consider. According to research published this month in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, children conceived through certain infertility treatments may be at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease.

Connecting the dots on Brett Kavanaugh | Los Angeles Times Opinion

(Commentary written by UCLA’s Laura Gomez) How should we judge Brett Kavanaugh’s denials about sexual misbehavior? We can run his assertions through our personal lie detectors, which we all possess based on our life experiences. I find myself doubting Kavanaugh’s truthfulness about what happened to Christine Blasey Ford because I doubt his veracity about something that has gotten lost in the latest news: His testimony during the confirmation hearings when asked about the sexual improprieties of one of his mentors, retired Judge Alex Kozinski of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Is breakfast cereal any good for you? | Gizmodo

“Sugary cereals are kind of like glamorized candy, but the ones with all-natural ingredients — whole-grain, or shredded whole wheat, with minimally added sugar — actually do provide some health benefits. Eating whole grain breakfast cereal can have gastrointestinal benefits and can improve heart health (if it’s a soluble fiber), and can definitely be a good way to get a concentrated amount of grain in one serving,” said UCLA’s Dana Hunnes.

What’s the future of U.S.-China trade? | CNBC

“Frankly, they’re extremely perplexed on how to read the signals from the president and how to respond, because there seems to be a willingness — a definite willingness — to sit down and deal with concrete issues. But in this environment of increased tension and bullying, and then saying that any retaliation will be now met with the maximum retaliation, it’s a very difficult environment for them to try to understand,” said UCLA’s Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda.

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