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WAMU, March 10, 2022 (Audio)
Turning on or tuning out the war in Ukraine
For weeks our screens have been dominated by the news out of Ukraine. … The crisis is brought mentally closer by our access to constant news updates. It has added to our shaken sense of safety as a result of the pandemic. …  How well have you been able to process all the news – here and overseas? Joining us to help us with this conversation are Roxane Cohen Silver, [Distinguished] Professor of psychological science, public health and medicine at the University of California, Irvine.

BBC, March 4, 2022
French designer giants suspend sales in Russia
[Distinguished] Prof. Etel Solingen from the University of California, [Irvine], School of Social Sciences told BBC News that targeted sanctions on luxury goods might target those closely linked to the upper levels of power in Russia. “Who can afford to buy luxury items in Russia? … It may be a small fraction of Russia’s growing penalties for what it has unleashed on the Ukraine, but they target a constituency that is better positioned to express discontent,” she said. She described brands making supportive comments on social media while supplying luxury goods as “hypocritical”.

Eat This, Not That!, March 11, 2022
Here’s How Long COVID Symptoms Last Now
Eat This, Not That! Health spoke with Bernadette Boden-Albala, MPH, DrPH, Director and Founding Dean, University of California, Irvine Program in Public Health who explained the symptoms long-haul patients are dealing with and talked about the psychological effects of COVID.

KPCC, March 10, 2022 (Audio)
COVID-19 AMA: Mask Mandate for Flights Extended, California Braces For Long COVID Impacts, And More
In our continuing series looking at the latest medical research and news on COVID-19, Larry Mantle speaks with Dr. Shruti Gohil, professor of medicine and associate medical director for epidemiology and infection prevention at UC Irvine’s School of Medicine.

Who What Wear/The Thirty, March 12, 2022
6 Reasons You’ll Want to Consider Swapping Out Coffee for Black Tea
“Black, oolong, and green tea are all made from leaves of the evergreen species Camellia sinensis. The difference between them is the leaf fermentation levels (fully fermented, partially fermented, and unfermented, respectively),” explains Geoffrey W. Abbott, M.Sc., Ph.D., professor of physiology and biophysics at the University of California, Irvine.  … “Two cups of unsweetened black tea a day is within a range that has been associated with health benefits and would be unlikely to deliver excessive amounts of caffeine to the average person.”

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