Rutgers Health News

Chronic hypertension is contributing substantially to maternal deaths in the United States, with particular risk among Black women, according to new Rutgers research.
A surgical treatment commonly used to reduce epileptic seizures in adults also is effective and safe for children, according to a Rutgers study.
Rutgers University awarded the Fulbright Chair in Global Health — cosponsored by Rutgers Global and Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) — to Mara Rúbia André Alves de Lima, a pulmonologist at the Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre (UFCSPA) in Brazil.
New Jersey’s autism rate is higher than the national average, according to Rutgers contributors to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Study
COVID-19 saliva testing kits that include a novel preservative can also be used to measure microscopic organisms in the mouth, a Rutgers study found.
Rutgers University and Tel Aviv University (TAU) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will further the collaboration between the two research universities and establish a presence by TAU at the NJ Innovation & Technology Hub, a 550,000-square-foot, $665 million project in New Brunswick, N.J.
Maternal depression after childbirth affects a mothers’ economic welfare and financial stability up to 15 years later, according to a Rutgers study.
American College of Physicians Bestows Honor for Lifetime Achievements
Rutgers has named its first vice chancellor of population health to oversee initiatives that will offer better solutions to prevent disease and manage populations with chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease, which costs the United States billions each year.

While social distancing and wearing masks kept last year’s flu season at an all-time low, experts expect flu cases will soar this year as students return to school and employees go back to the office and are urging people to get their flu vaccine to prevent the nation’s health care system from be

As the State’s only NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey will lead this effort.
Maternal microbiota transplant may help restore key gut microorganisms, Rutgers study finds
A Rutgers study finds vaccine campaigns in Black and Latinx communities depend on transparent information and building on trusted relationships.
Exposure to antibiotics in utero or after birth could lead to brain disorders in later childhood.

Growing up the daughter of an emergency room pediatrician and a registered nurse, Zoe Reich thought she understood as a person of color the extent that systematic racism led to health disparities.

Rutgers University recently launched a clinical research study to test whether probiotics boost the body’s natural defenses against COVID-19.

Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences has opened a new brain imaging research center to improve the diagnosis of neurological and psychiatric disorders and to help personalize and monitor treatments.

Earlier today, RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, the state’s only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, in partnership with the New Brunswick Development Corporation (DEVCO), broke ground on the state’s first

A cardiac MRI of athletes who had COVID-19 is seven times more effective in detecting inflammation of the heart than symptom-based testing, according to a study by researchers at Rutgers and 12 other Big Ten programs.

Older Chinese immigrants who adjust to their new cultural environment by learning the language, following the country’s media and socializing with local residents can reduce acculturation gap with their adult children and protect their cognitive function, according to a Rutgers study.

Researchers at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School are reporting the first instance of COVID-19 triggering a rare recurrence of potentially serious blood

Researchers at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine have found evidence that two types of mouthwash disrupt the COVID-19 virus under laboratory conditions, preventing it from replicating in a human cell.

Rutgers has been instrumental in getting the coronavirus vaccines to the public – most recently leading one of the largest phase 3 clinical trials sites in the world for the FDA emergency-use authorized Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which is expected to play a pivotal role in stemming the pandem