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New Republic, Dec. 2, 2015
Watching cops can be harmful to your health
Dr. Roxane Silver is a professor of psychology, social behavior, and public health at the University of California Irvine, where she’s researched the impact of broadcasting tragedies since 9/11. … “The kinds of violent events that many, many people are seeing have the potential to impact mental health outcomes beyond the immediate community,” says Silver. And: the more violent the image, the greater the impact.

Harvard Business Review, Dec. 1, 2015
Proof that positive work cultures are more productive
Conversely, research by Sarah Pressman at the University of California, Irvine, found that the probability of dying early is 20 percent higher for obese people, 30 percent higher for excessive drinkers, 50 percent higher for smokers, but a whopping 70 percent higher for people with poor social relationships. Toxic, stress-filled workplaces affect social relationships and, consequently, life expectancy.

She Knows, Dec. 2, 2015
Why young adults need to be more concerned about thyroid cancer
Once the cancer is diagnosed, the prognosis is excellent for most patients, according to the University of California, Irvine. It may be one of the most common cancers, but it’s also one of the most treatable. They say the overall survival rates for young adults are 97 to 100 percent after proper treatment.

Science News, Dec. 2, 2015
Gene drives spread their wings
Usually, molecular biology techniques are specific to one organism, so CRISPR’s flexibility in editing genes from such a wide array of organisms is extremely attractive for researchers, says Anthony James, a molecular biologist at the University of California, Irvine.

Smithsonian, Dec. 1, 2015
What can Australia teach California about drought?
The people of Melbourne are paying for a desalination plant that has never delivered a drop of water. … “It’s a sizable chunk [of the utility budget], and it’s just sitting there. A lot of people … rightly feel like they were cheated,” says Stanley Grant, an environmental engineer at the University of California, Irvine, who has studied how Melbourne dealt with the drought.

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