News Clips for May 16, 2019

Drugmaker Created To Reduce Shortages And Prices Unveils Its First Products

On Wednesday, Civica Rx, a nonprofit drug company founded last year by a consortium of hospitals and foundations, said it had entered an agreement with a Danish drugmaker to make available injected forms of vancomycin and daptomycin, two antibiotics that are often in short supply. Story also carried in/on WAMU 88.5, Deseret News and Salt Lake Tribune.

4 'green' products causing a buzz in the crowdfunding world

If you're unfamiliar with platforms like Kickstarter or Indiegogo, they're essentially crowdfunding sites where entrepreneurs can debut a product then "backers" can pledge money to both fund and buy the product. Some are duds while others dazzle.

'Broken system' puts University of Utah lab workers at risk, audit says

Two University of Utah students suffered chemical burns in College of Engineering labs the past two years despite safety inspections that identified major deficiencies just before the incidents.

This week in Mormon Land: LDS ranks shrinking at University of Utah, church dives into politics, hymnbook update

As Salt Lake City prepares to host a June 6-9 Afterlife Awareness Conference — “where shamans break bread with scientists” — we focus on end-of-life care and research along with near-death experiences.

Utah Museum of Fine Arts awarded $35K grant for outreach project

The Utah Museum of Fine Arts at the University of Utah has been awarded a $35,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support a three-part outreach project dedicated to rethinking the public role of museums through community engagement.

Medical marijuana is well on its way to local production in Utah

The Utah Department of Agriculture and Food, with the Utah Department of Health, is working hard to make sure there's enough medicinal marijuana to go around when the law allows that to happen.

Utah approach to upending abortion law not the same as Alabama

Utah has jabbed around the edges of the nation's long-standing abortion law, but hasn't gone as far as Alabama to ban the procedure in almost all circumstances.

Memorial plaque, tree planted to honor murdered U of U athlete Lauren McCluskey

Tuesday marked a solemn day for the University of Utah Athletics Department and the McCluskey family after a memorial plaque was dedicated in tribute to track and field senior, Lauren McCluskey.

Live. Work. Play.

“Lifestyle preferences today differ significantly from those of the past,” says developer Adam Robinson in the National Real Estate Investor. That’s an understatement. Twenty years ago, the internet was a thing for nerds. Big-box shopping malls were where the cool kids hung out, and a twenty-minute car ride for a burger or a new pair of jeans was no big deal.

What you need to know about surge protectors

We often link lightning strikes to power surges, but they’re not the only cause. A mishap by the power company during maintenance, or even an A/C unit or refrigerator motor can create a damaging spike in power.

Asthma Tracking App Reduced Healthcare, Medication Use, Study Says

A health tracking app that monitors asthma control in children in real time and sends medication reminders successfully reduced emergency department visits as well as the use of inhaled corticosteroids, according to a new study.

Op-ed: Playing a positive role for those suffering from mental health challenges

In America today, approximately 45-47 million, or 1 out of 5 Americans, is suffering with a mental health issue; and approximately 1 in 25 adults is currently experiencing a serious mental illness that substantially interferes with one or more major life activities. Sadly, the rate of suicide is at a 30-year high.

Keeping Count The undertaking to prepare for the 2020 census in one word? Massive.

The presidential election isn't the only event of national importance next year. There's also a decennial census, a Constitutionally-mandated count of all persons living in the U.S., regardless of age or immigration status. The survey's impact is wide-ranging: It determines Utah's Congressional representation and the funding the Beehive State receives for a slew of federal programs—from Medicaid to Section 8 housing choice vouchers; affects the amount of federal loans that University of Utah students receive; and can hurt Utah businesses that benefit from government business and industry loans.

South Ogden woman wins $20,000 playing Skee-Ball on 'Ellen'

Sydney Roberts’ 15 minutes of fame just earned her a cool $20,000. The South Ogden woman was attending an April 30 taping of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in Burbank, California, when she and two other women were called out of the audience for a chance to win up to $50,000 with one roll on a Skee-Ball machine. With her ball, Roberts hit the “20K” hole.

Can a Law Change an Attitude?

A new study finds that same-sex marriage legalization reduces antigay bias.

Yellowstone National Park hit by 73 EARTHQUAKES near super-volcano - sign of an eruption?

YELLOWSTONE volcano has been rocked by a series of tremors and some believe the earthquakes could be a sign the huge caldera is about to blow.

Video game effort could help regulate drone traffic

Drones ferrying health supplies, packages as well as pizza could one day be crisscrossing the skies over U.S. cities, and a team in the University of Utah is working with authorities to maintain that upcoming traffic in check by means of a movie game.

‘Text and Drive’ Car Crash Victim Posts Heartbreaking Facebook Message, It’s Gone Viral

Liz Marks read a text while driving her car, and it changed her life irreparably. Today, still bearing the physical and psychological scars from her ordeal, Marks shares her story for the benefit of others. But she’s lost a lot along the way.

Sheltering in place in a wildfire a dicey strategy

or Californians who may have this year to escape wildfire, the options are perilous. ? Public evacuation strategies and?lack that the road?capacity that’s needed to get everybody out quickly. ? Does this mean people should place?