News Clips for April 20-22, 2019

The Search for a Biomarker for Early Autism Diagnosis

Children with autism spectrum disorder took significantly longer to look away from a video when their names were called, a new study found.

The Military Wants Better Tests for PTSD. Speech Analysis Could Be the Answer.

Post-traumatic stress disorder has long been one of the hardest mental health problems to diagnose because some patients try to hide symptoms while others exaggerate them. But a new voice analysis technique may be able to take the guesswork out of identifying the disorder using the same technology now used to dial home hands-free or order pizza on a smart speaker.

The Woman Who Nearly Died Ten Times To Defeat Depression

When Heather B. Armstrong agreed to an experimental therapy to treat her depression, she was already out of hope. She’d suffered for 18 months with a relentless bout of treatment-resistant depression that included ongoing suicidal ideation. Every day she fought through thoughts of “no longer wanting to be alive.”

Polygamist lawyers in Utah face bar investigation

Seven Utah lawyers are violating rules of conduct because they are polygamists, according to a new complaint filed with the Utah Bar Association.

Tribune Editorial: Utah can’t go cheap on mental health services

Utah’s elected leaders have held self-congratulatory press conferences in ornate rooms, appointed serious-minded task forces, rolled out a genuinely inventive smartphone app, furrowed their collective brows and felt our pain. Good for them. Really.

Drug coupons lower costs temporarily, ultimately raise prescription costs, expert says

Diane Woolsey of South Ogden struggles with recurring urinary tract infections, sometimes landing her in the hospital with kidney infections. To control these, her doctor prescribed a drug called Osphena. It’s not cheap.

Traffic, TRAX headaches coming to downtown Salt Lake City as worn-out rails will soon be replaced

The Utah Transit Authority is about to replace aging tracks and switches in downtown Salt Lake City that will create a month of delays for TRAX passengers — who will need to transfer to shuttles or walk around construction to other stations.

3 Ways Organizations Can Optimize Telehealth

Experts and leaders at the conference shared how healthcare providers can get the most out of their remote-care efforts.

How To Increase Productivity In The Workplace? Stop Multitasking.

Multitasking, the act of doing many things at once, is productive. Or so many people thought. Many neuroscientists have stated that we do not really do things simultaneously. We just switch from doing one task to the other fast.

University of Utah issues 2 new campus alerts related to attempted assault

The University of Utah issued two new campus alerts Friday evening as police continue to ask the public for help in locating the suspect and vehicle used in an attempted assault on April 13.

The stagnation of American poetry: The Best American Poetry 2018

The seventy-five poems in The Best American Poetry 2018 ( BAP ), selected by Dana Gioia—former chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts and currently California State Poet Laureate—provide little of the sustenance and exhilaration that, at its best, poetry is capable of.

University of Utah launches app designed to gain more insight on hate crime

A new app developed by University of Utah geographers in partnership with the DIGIT Lab is attempting to fill the gap in the nation's hate crime reports.

University police release new car description in attempted sexual assault case

University of Utah police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect and vehicle from an attempted sexual assault last weekend. They said a woman was attacked in the Rice-Eccles Stadium parking lot at around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13.

Commentary: Still no personal accountability at the U. for student’s murder

The full gamut of leadership in Utah, from University of Utah President Ruth Watkins to Gov. Gary Herbert, have set aside the principles of personal responsibility and accountability for the myriad failures by U. staff and leadership that facilitated the on-campus brutal murder of University of Utah stellar senior student and accomplished track athlete Lauren McCluskey.

As more opioids go down the drain, scientists are tracking them in the environment

Those hardest hit by the opioid epidemic are the people who become addicted—and the family members and friends who deal with the fallout. In 2017, opioids contributed to about 47,600 deaths by overdose in the US, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And that year, 23 states saw significant increases in opioid-related deaths over the previous year.

PHOTOS: U of U celebrates Native American culture with 47th Annual Pow Wow

Dozens gathered for a big Native American celebration with the 47th Annual University of Utah Pow Wow this weekend. Tribes from across Utah took part in the event, which showcased Native American arts and crafts, along with music and dancing.

U. team wins Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative Case Competition

Undergraduate students from the University of Utah’s David Eccles School of Business took first place in the eighth annual Daniels Fund Ethics Initiative’s Consortium Case Competition, while U. graduate students took second place in their division.

Reading summit to teach parents and educators how to help kids who struggle with reading, dyslexia

Reading for Life Southern Utah has announced an upcoming “Southern Utah Reading Summit” to help parents and educators learn how to best help children who struggle with reading.

How Utahns reacted to Columbine shooting 20 years ago and how it changed school safety

Twenty years ago Saturday, the seemingly unimaginable happened. Two students entered their high school and murdered 12 classmates and one teacher, as well as injuring 20 others before they took their own lives.