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A revenge-seeking woman went viral by telling men she gave them HIV. Then police asked for a blood test | Washington Post

Other jurisdictions criminalize conduct that poses the risk of transmission, such as spitting and biting, according to a report published by the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law’s Williams Institute…. The UCLA study noted that between 1988 and September 2017, 571 HIV-related arrests were made in Georgia. Before 1997, HIV-related arrests in the state were rare — with 27 annually. The number doubled around 2000, with 63 HIV-related arrests that year.

Always waiting for the other shoe to drop? Here’s how to quit worrying | New York Times

(Commentary written by UCLA’s Jennifer Taitz) Emotional resilience hinges on many ingredients. Succeeding in one area, like your career or romantic life, won’t lead to total fulfilment. That can be hard to remember, especially after a big promotion or when a new relationship heats up. But it’s important to consider that you’re capable of deriving meaning from more than one aspect of your existence.

When Black Panthers carried guns, conservatives supported gun control | BuzzFeed

In his book “Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America,” as well as in a seminal 2011 piece in the Atlantic on the subject, UCLA law professor Adam Winkler details a counterintuitive history of gun control. The 1967 California bill and the Black Panthers’ protest of it are a significant part of that history, and worth revisiting because they remind us that the debate around how to address gun violence has not always been nearly as partisan, or entrenched, as it is today. And, as with so many other issues in American politics, the debate has actually been in large part about race.

Why your meatless fast-food burger could be covered in animal residue | Healthline

Whether this is a problem for you or not depends on how strict your stipulations are for adhering to a meat-free diet, says Dana Hunnes, PhD, MPH, RD, a senior dietitian at UCLA Medical Center. “I do see a lot of restaurants preparing, beginning vegetarian burgers on the same grill as they do other burgers. I think it kind of depends on how strict the person was,” Hunnes told Healthline. “I for one would personally request that card on a different grill. However, I don’t always know if this is feasible. Either way, it is definitely a step in the right direction to be offering these types of burgers,” she said.

The gun control fight has started. Could turmoil at the NRA be a game-changer? | USA Today

Lawmakers considering new gun measures know that how they vote will influence whether the NRA endorses them — one of the most powerful tools at the organization’s disposal, said Adam Winkler, a professor at the UCLA School of Law and author of “Gunfight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America.” “The threat is always there and I think that is enough to sway a lot of lawmakers,” he said. “But we’ll have to see how it plays out. I think the NRA is going through remarkable internal strife right now.”

Artificial intelligence could diagnose breast cancer better than doctors after being trained to read MRI scans | Daily Mail (U.K.)

“Medical images of breast biopsies contain a great deal of complex data and interpreting them can be very subjective,” said Dr. Joann Elmore, lead author of the study published in the JAMA Network Open journal…. “These results are very encouraging,” added Dr. Elmore, a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. It is critical to get a correct diagnosis from the beginning so that we can guide patients to the most effective treatments.”

Scandal-ridden NRA head Wayne LaPierre digs in against gun control | CBS News

“Everyone pays attention to Wayne LaPierre as the face of the NRA, but really everything under him has been washed away,” said Adam Winkler, a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law and an expert on gun rights and politics.