News Clips for Aug. 29 & 30, 2019

University of Utah ROTC cadet dies following morning run

The University of Utah campus community is mourning the death of an ROTC cadet. University of Utah officials said senior Elva Torres collapsed during physical training with her ROTC cohort on campus the morning of Monday, Aug. 26. She was rushed to University of Utah Hospital where she died on Aug. 28.

BYU vs. Utah rivalry week scholarship fundraising challenge to honor Maj. Brent Taylor

A scholarship fundraising challenge has been issued by the family of the late Maj. Brent Taylor to Brigham Young University and the University of Utah to honor the alumnus of both schools.

Is vaping a safer alternative to smoking? U. lung expert says vaping has its own risks

The Utah Department of Health has announced a drastic increase in the number of reports it is receiving regarding vaping-related illnesses. That followed a report from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention detailing over 150 cases of severe lung disease in 16 states that could be caused by vaping. A Nephi teenager loved vaping, until she ended up in the ICU in a medically-induced coma. Dr. Scott Aberegg, a pulmonologist from the University of Utah, joined Max and Tamara to weigh in on these recent events.

Should Pregnant Women Use Opioids? Research Isn’t Clear

Medical professionals and pregnant women need to decide between pain management and the health of an unborn baby when it comes to opioid prescriptions. Also in Science Daily and News-Medical.net.

Female artists make their mark in Meyer Gallery exhibit

Thirty-six female Utah-tied artists will show their work Meyer Gallery’s walls, floor and pedestals when owner Susan Meyer opens the free “Making Her Mark: Art By Women” exhibit on Friday, during the Park City Gallery Association’s monthly gallery stroll.

LED bulb exchange program brings sustainability to west side communities

For low-income families, paying the energy bill every month can be challenging, as energy bills can account for up to twice the percentage of income as for families with median income.

Climbers in Utah Scaled a 400-Foot Rock to Measure How It Moves

Scientists say Castleton Tower is always vibrating, but doesn’t seem in danger of falling down. Also in GeologyIn.

More Salt Lake County move-ins come from Asia and Latin America than many nearby counties

More people now move to Salt Lake County from Asia each year than from nearby Weber County, new U.S. Census Bureau estimates show.

Can Prosthetics Sense Touch?

In a breakthrough development from the University of Utah, a team of biomedical engineers has created a prosthetic arm that could restore the sensation of touch to amputees.

U. launches first-ever Journal of Dark Sky Studies

The University of Utah this week launched the first issue of the Journal of Dark Sky Studies, the first-ever academic publication dedicated to understanding and protecting the night skies.

Court records give new details about the former student-athlete’s case that led to University of Utah detective’s firing

While University of Utah police Detective Kayla Dallof was fired for not immediately arresting a male student, the school has refused to release the police report describing her response — besides one sentence on an otherwise redacted page — or discuss any details of it.