News Clips for August 1-4, 2020

Your hair knows what you eat, study finds

You are what you eat, so the saying goes. But few people would suspect that dietary choices are reflected, inch by inch, in the hair growing on your head.

Should Youth Come First in Coronavirus Care?

If medical rationing becomes necessary, some older adults are prepared to step aside. But many have the opposite concern: that they will be arbitrarily sent to the rear of the line.

Ice vests are helping COVID-19 testers beat the heat

With temperatures expected to reach triple digits on Friday and for the next several days, there are concerns and warnings for those working outside.

Antiabortion ethicists and scientists dominate Trump’s fetal tissue review board

Last summer, the Trump administration clamped down on federally funded fetal tissue research by requiring that such projects go through an ethics review by a new advisory board. Research advocates were eager to learn who Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar would appoint to the board and to see its ideological makeup.

8 Exercises for Lower Back Pain

IF THERE IS ONE AILMENT that almost everyone can identify with, it’s lower back pain. A 2007 study in the journal Neurologic Clinics found that up to 80% of the population will experience back pain at some point in their lives

Utah meets goal of decreasing average daily COVID-19 cases, but mask mandate still on table

Utah dipped below 500 average daily new COVID-19 cases on Friday — the day before the Aug. 1 deadline for which Gov. Gary Herbert warned could bring greater government restrictions if that goal wasn’t met.

Inside the newsroom: Women winning the vote was about persistent leadership

Utah Valley University President Astrid S. Tuminez was 5 years old and living in the slums of the Philippines when Catholic nuns offered her a chance to go to school. As she tells it, that invitation changed the trajectory of her life. Hopes and dreams can mean something when they are matched with opportunity.

Utah’s revamped conference-only schedule built to be as flexible as possible amid COVID-19 uncertainty

The Utes will open the season at Washington State on Sept. 26 and wrap things up at home against the Oregon in early December.

What do students lose when they don’t go back to classrooms?

School are anchors for academics but also social connections, nutrition and critical student supports.

COVID-19’s economic devastation could haunt children into their future

Housing, food insecurity, economic adversity can impact children’s health, behavior, economic prospects and more as they grow up.

New Pattern Utah aims to break down disparities in business funding for Black women

A just-launched funding and mentorship program is aiming to chip away at disparity issues in Utah’s startup community with assistance tailored for Black women business owners.

Utah’s new COVID-19 cases remain under 400, but high percentage of positive tests could be a ‘warning sign,’ specialist says

The number of new coronavirus cases in Utah stayed under 400 on Tuesday, but the percentage of tested patients who receive positive results remains high — and that means low testing numbers could be masking the spread of the virus, according to an infectious disease specialist.