News Clips for Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 2019

The Patient Who Finally Knows Why Her UTIs Won’t Go Away

Urinary-tract infections were once easy to cure. Then they started becoming resistant to antibiotics.

The Rock That Vibrates in Time With Earth, Wind, and Waves

How vulnerable are landmark stone formations to tremors from earthquakes or human activities? Also in Mindener Tageblatt.

Can safe gun storage reduce the number of military suicides?

The majority of military suicides involve a personally owned firearm and nearly 70% occur at home — figures that suicide experts and doctors find concerning. A recent University of Utah study, published in medical journal JAMA Network Open, examined how safe firearm storage practices could prevent suicides in military personnel.

Illicit 'Pot' Oil Culprit in Vaping Disease?

Clinicians who treated lung disease patients say vaping THC oil was frequently reported.

To Justify Using Weed, Some Pregnant Women Cling to an Old and Dubious Study

Social media users extol—and health experts decry—a 25-year-old study from Jamaica suggesting cannabis use poses no harm to fetal development.

Democratic presidential contenders as a group have raised more money from Utah donors than President Trump

President Donald Trump has raised more money from Utahns than any single Democratic candidate this year, but Democratic contenders combined have raised far more than Trump.

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. That’s not all. More move here from South America than Utah’s Cache or Washington counties. And more come from Central America than adjacent Tooele or Summit counties.

Utah researchers say nearly half of patients withhold serious issues like domestic violence or sexual assault from doctors

Advocates working to help people feel comfortable to find the resources they need.

Utah researchers find link between hormone change and autism risk

University of Utah researchers have discovered a link between increased levels of a type of estrogen in babies in their second trimester and risk for autism, according to a new study.

Can safe gun storage reduce the number of military suicides?

The majority of military suicides involve a personally owned firearm and nearly 70% occur at home — figures that suicide experts and doctors find concerning. A recent University of Utah study, published in medical journal JAMA Network Open, examined how safe firearm storage practices could prevent suicides in military personnel.

Census data hints at who is coming and going in Utah

Newcomers from across the world continue to fuel population growth in Utah’s densest counties, census estimates released Thursday show. And those moving to the Beehive State from Asian nations are playing a big role in the change, according to the American Community Survey, which considers data from 2013-17.

Will the fight against big tech monopolies bring Republicans and Democrats together?

Both parties appear to be converging around the need to address how much power is too much when it comes to mega-tech companies like Google and Facebook.

Committee punts on plurality—but issue may be back after November election

Even though he voted with the other members of the Utah Legislature’s Government Operations Interim Committee last week to recommend nothing be done to address primary elections won with less than 50% of vote, Rep. Marc Roberts says he’s not letting the issue drop.

Healthy Living: Dental Care Program

A University of Utah dental school program teaching students how to care for the underserved yielded more than fixed teeth. A study found that 300 clients who got comprehensive dental care stayed in rehab longer and got jobs and homes.

Elon Musk's Neuralink Is Sci-Fi Made Real

You may have heard that Elon Musk wants to embed tiny computers in people’s brains so humans can keep pace with the advances being made in the field of artificial intelligence.

HIGH-RESOLUTION MELTING ANALYSIS MARKET IS EXPECTED TO EXPERIENCE A SWIFT DEVELOPMENT BY 2026

The global High-Resolution Melting Analysis Market is progressing at a steady pace over the past few years. The growth of the biotechnology sector has been a key factor fueling the high-resolution melting analysis market.

CDC skeptics more likely to change minds about vaccines if they live near a measles outbreak

People skeptical of the medical establishment who live close to a measles outbreak have a greater chance of changing their mind, according to a University of Idaho study.

8 Old Wives' Tales About Breastfeeding That Are Totally True

There's nothing like a bunch of old wives' tales to both make you laugh and convince you that you're putting your child in harm. It doesn't matter if you're pregnant or a new mom, somebody has told you something — like that you're not supposed to lift your arms above your head or you'll strangle your baby — and you've thought about it a beat too long and felt like an unfit mother. But the ones that pertain to nursing? They are laughable, sure, but there are a few old wives' tales about breastfeeding that are totally true.

Record editorial: County takes significant step toward improving access to mental health care

A round of applause broke out in the Summit County Council chambers last week when the elected officials finalized a deal for University of Utah Health Plans to provide state-mandated mental health and substance abuse services on behalf of the county. Residents should be cheering, too.

UnDisciplined: Science News Roundup - August 2019

Joining us this month are a few familiar voices: Julie Kiefer, the associate director of science communication for the University of Utah Health Sciences; Joseph Wilson, one of our favorite entomological ecologists from Utah State University; and Danielle Lemmon, University of Colorado doctoral candidate who studies the diversity of climate events worldwide.