Rutgers Health News

Rutgers has been selected as a clinical trial site for the global Pfizer-BioNTech research study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the bivalent COVID-19 vaccines in children under age 5.

Danielle Dick, who leads the Rutgers Addiction Research Center, has spent decades hunting genes that contribute to drug and alcohol addiction.
Structural racism and insurance are limiting factors in epilepsy treatment for minority groups, according to a Rutgers study.
A Rutgers expert provides guidance to those who might be at increased risk during pregnancy.
A 5-year-old with “brain on fire” autoimmune disorder improves with blood plasma exchanges.
Rutgers researchers analyzed data from 2000 to 2015 in the SIDS Center of New Jersey's and New Jersey State Health Assessment databases.
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School will enroll participants in a new study to evaluate whether tecovirimat is effective in treating human monkeypox.  
A Rutgers-led study of nearly 1,350 patients receiving care for HIV at nine different US clinics has identified steps healthcare teams can take to identify and treat more sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

Despite the refreshing changes the season brings as the temperature slowly drops, it also comes with the seasonal flu. Just about anyone is susceptible to flu viruses, but cancer patients can be especially vulnerable.

Rutgers Cancer Institute researchers tap university’s microbiome expert to study microbes.
A Rutgers-led study of more than 2,700 pairs of twins showed the health consequences of drinking in adolescence can last for decades.
A Rutgers-led study is first to statistically evaluate government data about the rare neurological disorder.
Microbiologist Emanuel Goldman explains why fomites are unlikely to get you sick this fall.
A Rutgers pediatrician explains what parents should know about enterovirus D68 as a possible precursor to a neurologic condition that involves limb weakness.
The university’s Institute for Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases targets grand ambitions for public service.
Rutgers study finds post-surgical hospitalization rates from left ventricular assist devices varied by socioeconomic factors.
New Jersey’s suicide prevention hotline clinician says knowing the warning signs and what to say could save lives.
A Rutgers infectious disease expert explains why getting the annual flu shot is important to individual and public health.
An educational campaign by Rutgers and the NJ Department of Corrections is first in nation to use direct-access video to reduce disparities in education about opioid treatment.
Rutgers researchers provide guidelines for fertility preservation counseling before gender-affirming medical procedures for transgender men.
Ira Braunschweig, MD, chief of Transplant and Cell Therapy, explains why this type of therapy is one of the most significant breakthroughs in cancer treatment.

Emotional support for parents may bolster family resilience and help young children flourish despite adversity, according to a Rutgers study.

Chemical peels are a common treatment for acne scars, but a Rutgers study finds that microneedling is significantly more effective for patients with dark skin.

From Trenton to Capitol Hill, Julie Blumenfeld calls for increased funding and education.