News Clips for July 13, 2018

How A Tariff Loving Utah Senator Became A Cautionary Tale About Protectionism

As President Donald Trump threatens another round of tariffs on Chinese goods, Utah’s business and elected leaders are sounding the alarm over the growing…

Scientists Reveal Why Certain Sounds Can Make You Violently Dizzy

About one in 100 people worldwide experience a spike of nausea and vertigo and alarming unconscious rapid eye movement in response to sound waves of certain frequencies hitting their inner ears.

Why Do Baby Feet Smell Like Vinegar?

Baby feet smell like vinegar because babies and children are sweatier than adults, according to Dr. Cindy Gellner, in conversation with University of Utah Health radio.

People are more likely to be hospitalized for respiratory disorders during the annual haze season in Southeast Asia, when densely polluted air hovers over the region, than at other times of year, a Malaysian study suggests.

Doctors say pharmaceutical firms are top cause of high medical costs

A full 87 percent of those surveyed listed pharmaceutical and biotech companies as having the biggest impact on the cost of healthcare.

Doctors: Don’t blame me for high healthcare costs

Lots of factors are at play when it comes to high healthcare costs. But doctors are sure of one thing: They aren’t to blame. Physicians instead point to pharmaceutical and insurance companies as the source of high costs, according to a new survey from the University of Utah Health.

Pancreatic adenocarcinoma mortality risk outweighed by other causes after 9 years

Patients who survived 8.75 years after being diagnosed with pancreatic adenocarcinoma were more likely to die of other causes than of their cancer, according to a research letter published in JAMA Oncology.

Study: Mixed race equals mixed stereotypes

By 2060, 6.2 percent of Americans are projected to be multiracial. Yet being white in addition to another race, according to the study, Black + White = Not White: A minority bias in categorizations of Black-White multiracials, authored by University of Utah assistant professor Jacqueline Chen, means not white at all.

How to cope with difficult people

We all have that person in our lives that is hard to work with. Dr. Trish Henrie-Barrus from the University of Utah shares with us some simple ways to make your interactions with these people easier. If you would like to sign up for her class click here.

Aspen harbinger of climate stress

During the heat of summer, Moabites often find sanctuary in the nearby La Sal Mountains, where temperatures are cooler and shade is plentiful. The mountains are home to vast groves of Quaking Aspens.

Interpreting At-Home Genetic Tests

A patient comes in with the results of an at-home genetic test. They want your help interpreting it. How do you advise them? Sarah Colonna, MD, oncologist at the University of Utah, provides some tips in this exclusive MedPage Today video discussion.

U of U engineers discover reasons why some people get dizzy when hearing certain sounds

Ever felt dizzy after hearing a certain sound with a distinct tone? Researchers from the University of Utah, John Hopkins School of Medicine and the University of Mississippi have discovered why some people have this reaction to noise.


American scientists have managed to explain the mechanism, when the Tullio phenomenon: dizziness, appearing after the usual sounds. The phenomenon occurs due to the presence of defects in the ears.