UCI News

Southern California Public Radio, Oct. 20, 2015
Pros and cons of American Cancer Society’s new breast cancer screening guidelines
The American Cancer Society has updated its cancer screening guidelines, the first time in a decade. … Guest speaker Dr. Israel DeAlba,  M.D, M.P.H., assistant clinical professor in internal and preventive medicines at UC Irvine Medical Center ….

The Washington Post, Oct. 20, 2015
5 things you should know about Guinea’s (peaceful!) election
Tyson Roberts has taught African politics, international political economy, and authoritarian politics at … UC Irvine, [writes] “What is special about Sunday’s election?

Orange County Register, Oct. 21, 2015
American Cancer Society: Women should get mammograms at 45, not 40
Dr. Stephen Feig, director of breast imaging at UC Irvine Medical Center, …. “Mammography is absolutely indispensable,” Feig said. “I would argue that the anxiety of dying from breast cancer is far greater than the anxiety of coming back for a few more pictures of the breast.”

International Business Times, Oct. 21, 2015
China’s one-child policy may be replaced with ‘Two-Child’ Law, after 35 years
“China has undergone a birth rate below the replacement level of 2.1 for 20 years straight. Its population will no doubt start to decrease in 10 years, even if the one-child policy is further relaxed immediately,” Wang Feng, a demographer with the University of California, Irvine, and a guest professor at Fudan University, told the South China Morning Post of Hong Kong Wednesday.

Los Angeles Times, Oct. 20, 2015
Emperor penguins’ feathers defy conventional wisdom, study finds
Lead author Cassondra Williams, a comparative biologist at UC Irvine, said she first became interested in this question when she and her colleagues read in popular media and elsewhere that penguins had the highest feather density among birds – but they couldn’t find an original source for that statement