News Clips for Oct. 19-21, 2019

LDS Church says proposed ‘conversion’ ban would silence therapists, but its motives are under fire

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is pressuring state regulators to punt a proposed ban on “conversion therapy” for minors back to Utah lawmakers, or change it so that therapists can keep counseling young clients about putting religious convictions over sexual identity.

Forget about your smartphone. Are you ready for a dumb phone?

The ‘Internet of Things’ is getting ready to explode. It’s coming with 5G technology whether we want it or not

Students to walk out at U of U in call for campus safety one year after murder of Lauren McCluskey

A group of students at University of Utah will walk out of classes Monday in protest of the school's handling of the case after Lauren McCluskey was murdered on campus last year. Also on ABC4.

To grieve or to protest? U of U students invited to two public safety events

A year after the murder of University of Utah track athlete Lauren McCluskey, students at the U will have two chances on Monday to engage with a tough subject.

Myron Willson: University of Utah can lead the way toward ‘electrifying everything’

I enjoyed reading the Oct. 6 commentary about improving air quality by University of Utah Senior Vice Presidents Michael Good and Dan Reed and I am happy the U.’s leadership is taking the problem seriously. I agree that higher education can help take a leading role to combat the issue through interdisciplinary research and collaboration.

Utah researchers identify differences in brains of youth with depression, past suicide attempts

University of Utah researchers say they’ve discovered differences in the way brains of young adults and teens who have experienced depression and suicidal behavior work. The findings could bring hope to those struggling and might eventually lead to new treatments, researchers say.

Pamela Atkinson: Suicide prevention in Utah is a work in progress

I was quite disturbed when I read The Salt Lake Tribune’s recent editorial calling the public-private partnership in support of an education campaign to prevent suicide a “heartless sham.”

Utah gun sales have surged in the last decade, study shows

In the last decade, Utah gun sales rates per 1,000 adults have increased by 80.4% — more than any other state in the U.S., according to a study conducted by security solutions company

Outreach event prepares homeless for cold

Utah’s recovery community joined together Saturday to provide resources to those experiencing homelessness and addiction. In all, 26 organizations were involved. The event was organized by Amy Daeschel. Her connection is personal.

Democrats Want to be Economic Populists. Why Are They Clinging to a Flawed Reagan-Era Tax Credit?

UESDAY’S PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE confirmed that the Democratic Party’s center of gravity has fundamentally shifted. The contenders projected a willingness to abandon the long-held shibboleths of liberal economic policymaking, embracing measures like universal child care, free college, public health care, and debt cancellation. Even the most moderate candidate on stage, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, said she was open to a wealth tax. All of them lamented the yawning gap between rich and poor in America.

Peace House candlelight vigil honors domestic violence victims

The Utah Domestic Violence Coalition recorded 22 domestic violence-related homicides over the past year, and this year’s Peace House Candlelight Vigil will honor each victim, says Leisa Mukai, Peace House director of prevention and education.

Doctors are Euthanizing Mentally Ill Patients in Europe and Canada. The United States is Next

A few years ago, a Dutch doctor attended her elderly Alzheimer’s disease patient at a nursing home. The doctor’s purpose wasn’t to examine the patient or prescribe new medicines. Rather, she was there to kill.

Broken teeth and useless coverage: Is this how government health care should look?

When people can’t afford to fix their broken or crooked teeth, it’s not just a cosmetic problem. It often stands in the way of getting a job. So why is it so hard for Californians with dental coverage through Medi-Cal to get the care they need?

Brain Disease Market Research Report by Key Market Players Analysis 2017-2025

One of the important factors crucial for the growth of the global brain disease market is technological advancement. Recently, scientists at the University of Utah Health and Stanford University have found a way out in the form of a targeted therapy treatment that slows down the progression of or improves a couple of degenerative brain disorders, viz. ataxia and Lou Gehrig’s disease, which is another name for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Drs. Andrew Sama, Howard Colman & more: 7 spine, neurosurgeons making headlines

The University of Utah in Salt Lake City unveiled six new professorships focusing on health and clinical research with Howard Colman, MD, earning a spot. Dr. Colman is a professor of neurosurgery who focuses on the treatment of primary and metastatic brain tumors.