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Harbor-UCLA Medical Center plans for state’s first teenage psychiatric ER

The center will employ doctors and psychiatrists trained to specifically address psychological issues teenagers and children face, including aggression, suicidal thoughts or actions and early signs of psychosis. (Courtesy of Ira Lesser)

The center will employ doctors and psychiatrists trained to specifically address psychological issues teenagers and children face, including aggression, suicidal thoughts or actions and early signs of psychosis. (Courtesy of Ira Lesser)

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Doctors at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center are working to open California’s first teenage psychiatric emergency room. The center will employ doctors and psychiatrists trained to specifically address psychological issues teenagers and children face, including aggression, suicidal thoughts or actions and early signs of psychosis.


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UCLA researchers found in a study published Tuesday that exercising may make it easier for individuals to memorize things. The study evaluated individuals doing memory strengthening exercises while riding stationary bikes. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

UCLA study finds physical exercise temporarily aids memory formation

Exercise may temporarily help individuals better memorize information, according to a UCLA research report. In a study published Tuesday, Sarah McEwen, a UCLA research psychologist, and David Merrill, an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, led a four-week study with two groups of adults between the ages of 60 and 75, all of whom had slight memory ailments. Read more...

UCLA researchers found in a study published Tuesday that exercising may make it easier for individuals to memorize things. The study evaluated individuals doing memory strengthening exercises while riding stationary bikes. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

Sheri Melander-Smith, who is the Ms. Wheelchair America 2018 and a UCLA alumnus, visited UCLA on Thursday to talk about her experiences living with a chronic disability. (Anthony Ismail/Daily Bruin)
Sheri Melander-Smith, who is the Ms. Wheelchair America 2018 and a UCLA alumnus, visited UCLA on Thursday to talk about her experiences living with a chronic disability. (Anthony Ismail/Daily Bruin)

The National Science Foundation announced Feb. 8 it will require organizations it funds to report complaints of sexual harassment and added it would suspend or terminate an award if serious charges are made against personnel. (Daily Bruin file photo)
The National Science Foundation announced Feb. 8 it will require organizations it funds to report complaints of sexual harassment and added it would suspend or terminate an award if serious charges are made against personnel. (Daily Bruin file photo)

UC President Janet Napolitano, UC Student Association President Judith Gutierrez and UC Student Regent Paul Monge met with state legislators Wednesday to discuss UC's budget plans and answer legislators' questions. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)

UC fights state rejection of funding, strives to fend off tuition hike

The University of California and student leaders are asking for additional funding from state legislators to prevent a future tuition hike. The UC is requesting $105 million in funding to replace its proposed 2.5 percent tuition hike for the 2018-2019 academic year and pay for resources to accommodate larger class sizes following increases in enrollment for undergraduate and graduate students, University spokesperson Dianne Klein said in an email statement. Read more...

UC President Janet Napolitano, UC Student Association President Judith Gutierrez and UC Student Regent Paul Monge met with state legislators Wednesday to discuss UC's budget plans and answer legislators' questions. (Amy Dixon/Assistant Photo editor)


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