Welcome to Morning Sign In!
In its 5th year as an online publication dedicated to improving health literacy in Los Angeles and around the world, the UCLA chapter of Morning Sign Out (MSO) has launched a new podcast: Morning Sign In! Hosted by current co-Editor-in-Chief Dhruv Khosla, Morning Sign In features MSO writers, editors, and officers who are eager to share their work in making scientific research more accessible and comprehensible for the general public. Tune in every quarter to Morning Sign In to hear about the newest developments in health and wellness, public health, and research!
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Description: Ever find yourself on the prowl for a tasty midnight snack? Well, recent research studies have found links between late-night snacks and lower fat breakdown in humans, and between high-calorie diets and disrupted mealtimes in mice. In our first-ever episode of ‘Morning Sign In’, come hear MSO at UCLA’s current President, Laila Khorasani, and editor Bella Chen tackle the topic of nutrition! Laila provides excellent insight on the state of food insecurity and hunger during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and she also discusses recent MSO articles on important research about the role of meal timings and weight gain. Bella follows up by explaining key concepts in nutritional science, including food with potential health benefits, their role in inflammation, and the interplay between free radicals and antioxidants in the body. If you’re interested in learning more about the topics discussed, you can do so at our website, www.msoatucla.org!
Description: In countries around the world and especially in America, the last few years have brought a tidal wave of reckoning with racial inequality and unjust social structures. While this probably immediately reminds you of police brutality incidents and the inexcusable killing of Black Americans like George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, this reckoning also applies to a field concerned with healing and supporting life: healthcare. In this episode, join MSO at UCLA writer Melody Zaki and editor Sofia Luengo-Woods as they explore how people of color—particularly Black Americans—receive different, and often unfair, treatment than their counterparts of other races in the realm of medicine and healthcare. This unequal treatment is not an isolated series of cases, but rather a racial pattern that persists through the stages of life. Melody and Sofia also provide concrete suggestions for how these issues can be addressed to promote equality and improve health outcomes for patients. If you’re interested in learning more about the topics we covered, you can do so at our website, www.msoatucla.org!