News Clips for March 12, 2019

Utah routinely implements Title IX changes to ensure student safety

Universities across the country have taken steps in recent years to centralize the handling of discrimination allegations against students and faculty and to act with consistency. At the University of Utah, that's the way it's always been done.

Researchers say tool could improve chances of surviving an avalanche

A onetime search-and-rescue volunteer, Colin Little has spent hours combing California slopes for those who have perished in backcountry avalanches. The surges of snow can reach about 60 mph in a second or two, leaving anyone buried underneath just 15 minutes before they run out of air. Many rescue missions can quickly transform into recovery efforts.

Cutting the standard dose of medication for acute mountain sickness in half does not reduce its effectiveness

A new study demonstrated that trekkers and climbers taking a lower dose of acetazolamide (62.5 mg twice daily) were no more likely to develop acute mountain sickness (AMS) symptoms than those who took twice that amount, which is the standard prophylactic dose.

KCPW Presents: “2019 NHMU Lecture Series: Duncan Metcalfe–Farming Among the Fremont”

Duncan Metcalfe is curator of archaeology at the Natural History Museum of Utah and an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Utah. He came to Utah in 1977 to attend the summer archaeological field school (on a bit of a lark) and never left.

Amy Schumer, Kate Middleton Boost Awareness of Scary Pregnancy Complication

Last month, comedian Amy Schumer canceled her comedy tour due to complications with hyperemesis gravidarum. The 37-year-old actress, who announced her pregnancy in October, has been public about her struggle with HG, a condition characterized by severe nausea and vomiting during pregnancy (which Kate Middleton has also experienced in her pregnancies).

Ethnic minorities produce less pollution but are exposed to more

Black and Hispanic people in the US are, on average, exposed to more dirty air than white people, despite generally being responsible for less air pollution. For the first time, a study into pollution and inequality has also factored in how people use energy, food and transport. The findings suggest that consumption patterns and their impact on air quality are, in effect, racist.

LGBTQ group protests conversion therapy bill replacement

A protest organized by LGBTQ students from the University of Utah at the state capitol Monday evening demanded legislators do a better job supporting the LGBTQ community.

Mobile phone dangers debunked

I write to put to rest many of the unsubstantiated claims about mobile phones in relation to our health that many Papua New Guineans believe. The current international consensus is that mobile phones do not cause cancer or promote the accelerated growth of existing tumours.

‘Short sleepers’ can get just 4 hours a night and feel fine. But is their health at risk?

"Sleep is overrated." So proclaims Stephen Klasko, who throughout his life has taken pride in sleeping only four or five hours a night. Those extra few hours away from his pillow, he believes, have allowed him to write books, run marathons, and achieve his lofty professional goals.

Utahn suspected in burglaries at University of Utah, including Rice-Eccles Stadium

Police say a man with an extensive criminal history has been busy committing burglaries across Salt Lake County, including several at the University of Utah.