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CNN, April 24, 2018
How much exercise your kid needs, based on the latest research
“We know that physical fitness is associated with improved academic performance. We know that it’s associated with well-being. We know that it’s a social determinant of health. So we want to elevate this,” said Dr. Dan Cooper, a professor of pediatrics and founder of the Pediatric Exercise and Genomics Research Center and director of the Institute for Clinical Translational Science at the University of California, Irvine.

Newsweek, April 24, 2018
Will This Case Bring ‘Dark Money’ Into The Light?
“The FEC has been dysfunctional for a long time and things are only going to get worse with two of the six spots open,” election law expert and University of California, Irvine law professor Richard Hasen told Newsweek in an email. Hasen saw recent developments as a “recognition that the only way people are going to get relief in most cases of campaign finance violations is to bypass the FEC entirely and try to bring matters into court.”

KPCC, April 23, 2018
The impending ubiquity of DNA-sequencing for infants – and the bioethical challenges
A federally-funded project that has been studying the impact of gene-sequencing for babies is renewing the debate over these issues, and doing so on an arguably more emotional front. … Guests … Aaron Kheriaty, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry and director of the Medical Ethics Program at the School of Medicine at UC Irvine.

Daily Pilot, April 23, 2018
Kids have learning on the brains — literally — at UC Irvine conference
After months of learning about neuroscience, area students got to showcase their skills in front of leading brain scientists during UC Irvine’s International Conference on Learning and Memory. The five-day conference … featured panels where scientists presented their research on drug addiction, Alzheimer’s disease, neuroscience and education. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Market Watch, April 23, 2018
Do opioids help injured workers get back to work sooner?
How do opioids affect workers’ compensation after they’re injured on the job? That’s the question asked by a new study from researchers at the Workers Compensation Research Institute … and the Department of Economics at the University of California, Irvine …. What they found: Longer-term use of opioids roughly tripled the amount of money employers spend on temporary disability benefits, compared to workers with similar injuries who do not get opioid prescriptions.

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