News Clips for April 16 & 17, 2019

Doctors Use Electrical Implant to Aid Brain-Damaged Woman

A pilot study offers “a very promising start” in the effort to help people recover from traumatic brain injuries.

Report: More than 40 rapes at the University of Utah within the past four years

Within the past four years, there have been 41 rapes involving University of Utah students. This is according to data provided by the university. The combined statistic includes 18 rapes in 2015, eight in 2016 and 15 in 2017.

Utah’s suicide hotline has seen an increase in calls but not in funding, a new audit says

Calls to Utah’s suicide hotline and other crisis services continue to increase, but state funding hasn’t grown to match the demand — and it’s creating concern for how long counselors will be able to staff the phones, according to a critical audit released Wednesday.

What's the Best Sleeping Position for Pregnancy?

Baby on the way? You've probably heard you should cozy up on your side (not your back) every night. Learn where that recommendation comes from, plus whether or not it's something you even need to worry about.

The Most Hated Gymnast in the NCAA

t an NCAA regional gymnastics competition earlier this month, University of Utah junior MyKayla Skinner did the unthinkable: She fell on the uneven bars. It’s true that falls are pretty standard in gymnastics (Stick It wouldn’t lie to you), but Skinner simply does not fall in competition.

Study identifies predictors of early death among autistic people

People with autism who avoid social interactions or have troubles with daily living skills — from using a toilet to preparing meals — are at increased risk of an early death, a new study suggests.

University students want more information on sexual assaults

A University of Utah student leader wants the school to improve its communication with its student body, particularly regarding investigations into two recent sexual assaults.


A new type of body awareness training helps women recover from drug addiction, according to new research.