Rutgers Health News

Compared to young children, teenagers and young adults living and learning at home during the COVID-19 crisis may be feeling the loss of social connections and life experiences while struggling to manage their time.

While science and medicine continue to make rapid advances in expanding our knowledge about COVID-19, novel coronavirus, much about this infectious disease remains unknown.

Dr. David Alland, Director of the Rutgers New Jersey Medical School Public Health Research Institute, which is within the Rutgers Biomedical Health Sciences Institute for Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases (i3D), along with his colleagues Drs.

Social distancing is crucial to slow the spread of COVID-19, but can put individuals at risk for mental health problems and has serious implications for those already suffering from psychological distress.

Your kitchen cabinet may already be stocked with cleaning agents that can kill coronavirus. But not all chemicals will work, and none are as gentle on your skin as commercial hand sanitizers, according to Rutgers University experts.

Young sexual minority men — including those who are gay, bisexual, queer or straight-identified men who have sex with men — do not fully understand their risk for human papillomavirus (HPV) due to a lack of information from health care providers, according to Rutgers researchers.

Since December, a new coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China, has killed at least 25 people and sickened over 800. Cases continue to spread globally, with one identified in Washington state.

Since the flu season started October 1, 2019, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates there have been at least 9.7 million illnesses, 87,000 hospitalizations and 4,800 deaths from influenza in 

With shorter daylight hours, busier than usual schedules and travel to different time zones, the holiday season can disrupt our circadian rhythm and create sleep difficulties – making it even harder to avoid stress, enjoy time with family, and finally return to work.

Why do some people’s teeth stain after drinking red wine, and how can you prevent it during the holidays?

Head and neck injuries incurred while driving or walking with a cell phone are on the rise – and correlate with the launch of the iPhone in 2007 and release of Pokémon Go in 2016, a Rutgers study found.

Each year, an estimated 48 million Americans get sick, 128,000 are hospitalized and 3,000 die of food poisoning, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

About 41.1 million children in the United States trick-or-treat on Halloween night. Bruce Ruck, managing director of the New Jersey Poison Control Center at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School’s Department of Emergency Med

People suffering from opioid addiction and chronic pain may have fewer cravings and less pain if they use both mindfulness techniques and medication for opioid dependence, according to Rutgers and other researchers.

About 40 million people contracted the flu last year, with hundreds of thousands hospitalized and 35,400 to 61,000 deaths, including 134 children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus (EEEV) is a serious and sometimes deadly virus transmitted to people and horses by the bite of an infected mosquito.

U.S. physicians are increasingly ordering medications for children for conditions that are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, according to a Rutgers study.

Researchers at Rutgers and other institutions have discovered how muscle contractions (bronchospasm) in the airway, which cause breathing difficulty in people with asthma, occur by creating a microdevice that mimics the behavior of the human airways. 

Infections caused by the bacterium Vibrio vulnificus – known as “flesh-eating” bacteria – are becoming more common in northern waters, whose surface temperatures are rising due to climate change.

For respiratory infections in children under 12, physicians are increasingly more likely to recommend antihistamines and less likely to recommend cough and cold medicines, a Rutgers study found.

Planning a July 4th BBQ or picnic? Following is some advice from a Rutgers University poison control expert on how to prepare and store food safely.

June 27 marks National HIV Testing Day, an annual observance established in 1995 to encourage people to know their HIV status by being tested and, if newly diagnosed with HIV, connecting to medical care and treatment as soon as possible. 

RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, part of Rutgers Health, in partnership with New Brunswick Development Corporation announced the development of a new, state-of-the-art, free-standing cancer pavilion in New Brunswick.