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College Board backtracks on ‘adversity score’ | U.S. News & World Report

“UCLA and other UC campuses have considered applicants’ context for many years,” Youlonda Copeland-Morgan, vice provost of enrollment management at the University of California, Los Angeles, said in a statement in support of the College Board. “We are excited about the research and additional information Landscape will provide us as we continue our efforts to better understand the full range of academic and personal achievements of all students applying for admission.”

Democrats’ emerging tax idea: Look beyond income, target wealth | Wall Street Journal

In the real world, a wealth tax would emerge from Congress riddled with gaps that the tax-planning industry would exploit, said Jason Oh, a law professor at the University of California, Los Angeles. For example, if private foundations were exempted, the wealthy might shift assets into them. “We’ve never seen in the history of taxation a pristine tax of any form,” Mr. Oh said. “People who want to pursue a wealth tax for the revenue may be a little disappointed when we see the estimates roll in.”

No one’s happy with YouTube’s content moderation policies | Wired

PragerU may argue that YouTube is promoting certain views over others, but Sarah T. Roberts, a professor at UCLA who studies commercial content moderation, said that’s not the company’s goal: The platform sifts through content “to protect its own brand and reputation and to manage its relationship with its primary customer, which is advertisers.” Content that is deemed too far from the mainstream — either because it is too sexually explicit or because it addresses topics that are taboo, or promotes theories that are considered hateful or inappropriate — may be restricted or demonetized so that YouTube can keep advertisers happy, added Roberts.

2020 election: Is the economy still king at the ballot box? | Fortune

Nonetheless, the economy is still the crux around which successful campaigns are built. In her book, “The Message Matters,” UCLA public policy professor Lynn Vavreck argues campaign fortunes are intricately linked to the economy and messaging. In boom times the challenger must run an “insurgent campaign,” hitting on a new, salient issue where the incumbent has a less popular position. In contrast, the incumbent runs a “clarifying campaign,” consistently highlighting the economy. John Kennedy and Jimmy Carter were “insurgent candidates” who defeated incumbents backed by strong economies because they hit on issues of U.S. military inferiority to the Soviet Union and Washington, D.C., cronyism and corruption, respectively.

A common antidepressant might be the key to relieving extreme PMS | Vice

Vivien K. Burt, a psychiatrist at UCLA, said there is one, relatively new treatment for the condition doctors agree is most effective: fluoxetine, colloquially known as the antidepressant Prozac, which is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI)…. Burt founded the Women’s Life Center at UCLA back in 1993… At Burt’s center, providers use a “symptoms rating chart” to diagnose PMDD versus PMS versus other conditions, like major depression, that are simply exacerbated during the menstrual cycle. “We ask patients to complete charts on a daily basis, which record all of those symptoms,” she said. “We try to do that for at least a couple of months.”

New autism map points to diagnostic deserts in the U.S. | Spectrum

The map is missing certain services, such as school systems that identify children eligible for autism treatments, says Catherine Lord, distinguished professor in residence of psychiatry and education at the University of California, Los Angeles. “Trying to do this is a noble cause, but I just think it’s hard,” she says.

‘Extraordinary’ breakthroughs in anti-aging research ‘will happen faster than people think’ | Forbes

Aside from Juvenescence, he noted the 2017 study on middle-aged fruit flies wherein UCLA biologists developed an intervention that serves as a cellular time machine — substantially improving the animals’ health while significantly slowing their aging. The ongoing mitochondria-focused research aims to lead to therapeutics that could delay the onset of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and cardiovascular disease as well as cancer, stroke and other age-related human diseases.

FDA proposes graphic warnings for cigarette packages. Will they work? | Healthline

These new warnings would be impossible to miss, says Dr. Michael Ong, professor in residence of medicine and health policy and management at UCLA Health. “The current traditional, plain box warning is small enough that it can be easily ignored,” Ong told Healthline. “These graphic warnings will take up a larger amount of cigarette packaging, which makes it harder to ignore.”

Children die sooner in pediatric emergency units with poor facilities | Medical Daily

Children in need of urgent medical attention are three times more likely to die at hospitals ill-equipped to address their critical state. A study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, UCLA and the University of Utah said that children admitted to emergency departments that were fully prepared to meet the specific needs of children had more chances of survival.  The panel cited a 2016 article by researchers at The Civil Rights Project at UCLA in comparing New York City schools’ racial breakdown with Mississippi’s and Alabama’s systems.

Placido Domingo accusations highlight trans-Atlantic #MeToo split | Agence France-Presse

French historian Laure Murat of the University of California, Los Angeles, rejected that viewpoint in a 2018 interview with French publication Mediapart, saying “to shout about puritanism and censorship is a lazy shortcut.” Behind the systematic defense of the “great artist,” Murat pointed to “a deliberate desire to not join the debate.”

Despite N.J. school segregation, most residents don’t see a problem, poll finds | Philadelphia Inquirer

Close to half — 46 percent — of black and Hispanic students attended schools that were more than 90 percent nonwhite, according to the lawsuit. Meanwhile, 43 percent of white students attended schools that were at least 75 percent white. A 2017 report by UCLA’s Civil Rights Project found that New Jersey ranked sixth among states for segregation of black students, and seventh for segregation of Latinos.

The price of being fat | Teen Vogue

First things first: No, being fat doesn’t mean someone is unhealthy, just as being thin doesn’t mean someone is healthy. In fact, one study out of UCLA analyzing the health data of more than 40,000 Americans found that BMI alone is an inaccurate gauge of health, leading to the mislabeling of more than 54 million people as “unhealthy” when in fact they are not.

Too many in LGBTQ community fall victim to gun violence | MediaNews Group

According to the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law: Over 10,300 hate crimes involve a firearm each year, and nearly one-fifth of hate crimes are based on sexual orientation or gender identity bias. LGBTQ people are victims of person-based hate crimes at higher rates than religious or racial hate crimes. LGBTQ people experience intimate partner violence (IPV) as often as, or more often than, the general U.S. population. Bisexual women in particular report high levels of IPV at the hands of male partners.

7 ways to lose weight when you’re over 60 | Prevention

“Excess fat is something we shouldn’t ignore no matter how old we are,” says Robert Huizenga, MD, an internist and associate professor of clinical medicine at UCLA. While losing weight in your 60s is much harder, women won’t find it harder to lose weight than men. Dr. Huizenga says, “There has actually been no difference in the amount or rate of weight loss in individuals of either sex who are over 60 years old versus those who are younger.”

The radical plan to redistrict New York City schools | New York Post

The panel cited a 2016 article by researchers at The Civil Rights Project at UCLA in comparing New York City schools’ racial breakdown with Mississippi’s and Alabama’s systems.

What’s intuitive eating? Can it help with weight loss? | U.S. News & World Report

Research from the University of California—Los Angeles suggests that two-thirds of people who lose weight gain it all back, if not more, within four to five years.

Los Alamitos’ Brenna Malloy joins NBC’s Female Forward Program | OC Weekly

In fact, this February 2018 Guardian story paints a pretty dire picture of gender inequality in the television industry: Creators of new shows in the 2017-18 season were 91% white and 84% male, marking a step backwards for both gender and racial diversity behind the camera, researchers with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) reported on Tuesday. Despite modest gains in the diversity of casts in film and TV — and widespread evidence that diverse content yields box office success and high ratings — white men still occupy the vast majority of creative positions, the study found.