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Combo of social media, behavior psychology leads to HIV testing, better health … – UC Los Angeles

Combo of social media, behavior psychology leads to HIV testing, better health … – UC Los Angeles

The Guardian Combo of social media, behavior psychology leads to HIV testing, better health …UC Los Angeles3 in the peer-reviewed journal Annals of Internal Medicine demonstrates that an approach that combines behavioral science with social media and online communities can lead to improved health behaviors among men at risk of HIV infection. …. The …ViiV […]

Los Angeles ranks fourth in national clean tech leadership index – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles ranks fourth in national clean tech leadership index – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles ranked fourth among U.S. cities leading clean technology growth, according to research firm Clean Edge’s annual index. Based on activity across 22 green-infused indicators, L.A. jumped from seventh place last year, still coming in behind San Francisco, San Jose and Portland, Ore. The report summary highlighted L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s push toward removing […]

Teen girls less successful than boys at quitting meth in UCLA pilot research study – UC Los Angeles

Teen girls less successful than boys at quitting meth in UCLA pilot research studyUC Los AngelesBehavioral Health Services Inc. is a not-for-profit community-based health care organization providing substance abuse, mental health, drug-free transitional living, older adult, HIV/AIDS education and prevention, and related health services to the …and more » behavioral health education – Google News

Letters: Disability insurance and depression – Los Angeles Times

Letters: Disability insurance and depression – Los Angeles Times

Re “Disability: the new welfare?,” Opinion, April 2 Jonah Goldberg is correct that the increase in Social Security disability beneficiaries deserves scrutiny, but he shows a misunderstanding of how the program works. It is relatively challenging for a claimant to qualify for benefits. The Social Security Administration does not simply accept certification from a physician, […]

Trayvon Martin’s family reportedly settles wrongful-death claim – Los Angeles Times

Trayvon Martin’s family reportedly settles wrongful-death claim – Los Angeles Times

The family of Trayvon Martin, the teen who was shot dead by a Neighborhood Watch volunteer last year in an Orlando, Fla., suburb, appears to have settled a civil suit claiming wrongful death against the subdivision’s homeowners association for a possible six-figure amount. Citing Seminole County court records, the Orlando Sentinel reported on Friday that […]

Regulators probing alleged mortgage insurance kickback scheme – Los Angeles Times

Regulators probing alleged mortgage insurance kickback scheme – Los Angeles Times

WASHINGTON — Federal regulators are conducting an extensive investigation into an alleged mortgage insurance kickback scheme that pushed up costs for home buyers dating from the mid-1990s. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, in disclosing its first action Thursday, said the investigation revolves around a scheme in which banks and other lenders required private mortgage insurers […]

Review: Dan Finsel muses on art as therapy – Los Angeles Times

Review: Dan Finsel muses on art as therapy – Los Angeles Times

Dan Finsel’s intriguing show at Richard Telles revolves around a 1974 book he found in his parents’ collection: “The Inward Journey/Art as Therapy for You.” The sculptures, paintings and photographs that Finsel created in response seem to be a Freudian exploration of family dynamics, with plenty of references to the inputs and outputs of at […]

Volunteer who heard missing hiker’s shouts credits ‘amazing’ luck – Los Angeles Times

Volunteer who heard missing hiker’s shouts credits ‘amazing’ luck – Los Angeles Times

A volunteer hiker who heard the cries for help from missing hiker Nicolas Cendoya credited “an amazing amount of luck” for the rescue. Ted Sindzinski said he spent Wednesday hiking in the area and decided to join the volunteers searching for Cendoya and Kyndall Jack, 18. He joined up with a friend of the pair […]

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