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CBS News, Aug. 3, 2016
Doing this to luggage will send bedbugs packing
“Heat has attracted a lot of interest as a control method for bedbugs because it is effective and environmentally benign, …. Bedbugs located on the outside of luggage are one of the few cases in which they are somewhat peripherally constrained and therefore more vulnerable to a quick exposure of heat,” said [Catherine] Loudon. She’s a senior lecturer in ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of California, Irvine.

National Geographic Channel: Original Sin: Sex, Aug. 4, 2016
Government in the bedroom
One child policy. In an effort to fix its overpopulation issues, China enacted an extreme child-planning policy that lasted 35 years. Feng Wang, Ph.D. School of Social Sciences, University of California, Irvine, [said]: “Women were forced to undergo abortions, sterilization and when families tried to resist the policy, their houses were torn down. … I think one of the main lessons learned is the danger for the government to go so far into people’s bedrooms.”

PBS Newshour, Aug. 3, 2016
What do recent court decisions on identification requirements mean for voters?
Voting rights supporters in North Carolina, North Dakota and Texas have triumphed this summer over what they consider discriminatory voter-identification laws. Since 2008, 10 state legislatures have tightened such requirements or otherwise restricted how votes may be cast. William Brangham discusses the recent rulings with Rick Hasen, professor of law at University of California, Irvine.

Southern California Public Radio, Aug. 3, 2016
Patients using opioids for chronic pain: Don’t stigmatize us
A big question for doctors is, “How do we safely prescribe medications?” says Dr. Bharath Chakravarthy, a UC Irvine researcher focusing on opioid abuse, misuse and addiction. … While there are some patients who require opioids for chronic pain, Dr. Chakravarthy says, “the pendulum has swung so far to the other side that there is a little bit of stigma now.”

Salon, Aug. 4, 2016
Will health insurance companies succeed where the GOP couldn’t – in killing Obamacare?
“If you look at the insurers that are expanding on the exchange and those that are not, they tend to serve very different markets,” Mireille Jacobson, director of the Center for Health Care Management and Policy at the University of California, Irvine, told Salon via email.

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