Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Research Articles

Common coronaviruses are highly seasonal, with most cases peaking in winter months

Four types of human coronaviruses that cause common respiratory infections are sharply seasonal and appear to transmit similarly to influenza in the same population, according…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Announcement

Rutgers COVID-19 Center Names Associate Director for Public Health

The Rutgers COVID Response Pandemic Preparedness Center, which is coordinating the university’s myriad research, public health, and outreach efforts to combat COVID-19, has named Henry…

Updated : Apr 06, 2020 in Research Articles

Can the Government Stick Warning Labels on Soda Bottles?

In 2015, San Francisco passed the country’s first and only law requiring a warning label on advertisements for soda and other sugary drinks.  But last…

Updated : Mar 31, 2020 in Research Articles

China’s control measures may have prevented 700,000 COVID-19 cases

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- China's control measures during the first 50 days of the COVID-19 epidemic may have delayed the spread of the virus to…

Updated : Mar 27, 2020 in Announcement

Penn Nursing Podcast Special Edition UPDATE: COVID-19

PHILADELPHIA (March 27, 2020) - COVID-19 is sweeping across the country with the number of cases rising dramatically. It’s been two weeks since Penn Nursing’s…

Updated : Mar 25, 2020 in Research Articles

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Singapore modelling study estimates impact of physical distancing on reducing spread of COVID-19

First of its kind modelling study in Singapore indicates that quarantining of people infected with the new coronavirus and their family members, school closures plus…

Updated : Mar 24, 2020 in Research Articles

COVID-19: The time is now to prepare for people affected by humanitarian crises

With over 300,000 COVID-19 cases across the globe, including recent cases in Syria and the Gaza Strip, the data continues to demonstrate how the disease…

Updated : Mar 20, 2020 in Feature

UC San Diego Partners with 5 Leading Diagnostics Manufacturers to Boost COVID-19 Testing

Partnering with five leading in vitro diagnostics manufacturers, an interdisciplinary team of scientists and physicians at UC San Diego Health and University of California San…

Updated : Mar 20, 2020 in Research Articles

COVID-19 response and communications must be directed by public health officials

Philadelphia, March 19, 2020 - In the United States today, healthcare providers seem appropriately confused about present and future issues concerning coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).…

Updated : Mar 19, 2020 in Feature

APS Journal Research Related to Epidemics: Publicly Available Online

The Association for Psychological Science has made the following previously published journal research articles pertaining to epidemics and related health issues publicly available. Distress, Worry,…

Updated : Mar 19, 2020 in Research Articles

Coronavirus reproduction number remains dangerously high globally, according to statistical models

INDIANAPOLIS -- The reproduction number of the novel coronavirus is still at a dangerously high level globally, requiring greater public health interventions, according to data…

Updated : Mar 17, 2020 in Research Articles

Chinese case study suggests COVID-19 is not transmitted from pregnant mothers to newborns

Finally, some good news has emerged about the novel coronavirus that has spread to about 50 countries across the world. Chinese professors report in the…

Updated : Mar 17, 2020 in Research Articles

Experts stress radiology preparedness for COVID-19

OAK BROOK, Ill. (March 16, 2020) - Today, the journal Radiology published the policies and recommendations of a panel of experts on radiology preparedness during the coronavirus…

Updated : Mar 16, 2020 in Feature

Penn Nursing Podcast Special Edition: COVID-19

PHILADELPHIA (March 16, 2020) -- As the COVID-19 pandemic grows across the US, Penn Nursing’s Alison Buttenheim, PhD, a public health researcher and behavioral epidemiologist…

Updated : Mar 13, 2020 in Research Articles

The Lancet: Study details first known person-to-person transmission of new coronavirus in the USA

Person-to-person transmission of SARS-CoV-2 occurred between two people with prolonged, unprotected exposure while the first patient was symptomatic. Despite active monitoring and testing of 372…

Updated : Mar 13, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Online education experts available to discuss the pandemic’s push into the virtual classroom

Educators across the globe are scrambling to shift gears from their in-person environment to one that demands an immediate expertise in the virtual classroom. But…

Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Expert Pitch

What do we do with our germ-harboring smartphones in the midst of pandemic?

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread around the globe, people are focused on stopping the spread of germs through largescale quarantines and everyday best…

Updated : Mar 12, 2020 in Feature

What is “social distancing” and should we be doing it?

As COVID-19 continues to spread across the globe, many are starting to consider scaling back exposure to people, a tactic called “social distancing” and a…

Updated : Mar 10, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Novel coronavirus: Experts in epidemics, economics, disease modeling, other fields available for interview

Virginia Tech experts on a variety of subjects are available for media interviews related to SARS-CoV-2 (commonly referred to as the novel coronavirus.) Media experts:…

Updated : Mar 04, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Public Health Expert Available to Discuss Emergency Preparedness and Response to COVID-19

Mitchel Rosen, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of the Rutgers School of Public Health Center for Public Health Workforce Development, is available to comment on…

Updated : Mar 03, 2020 in Announcement

Tammy Snyder Murphy Named 2020 Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Awardee

Tammy Snyder Murphy, First Lady of New Jersey, has been named the 2020 Senator Frank R. Lautenberg Awardee by the Rutgers School of Public Health.…

Updated : Feb 28, 2020 in Expert Pitch

White House health communications & ethics expert – COVID-19 response

Peter Loge is an expert in political communication relating to public health initiatives and is the director of the Project on Ethics in Political Communication…

Updated : Feb 28, 2020 in Research Articles

Lessons learned from addressing myths about Zika and yellow fever outbreaks in Brazil

When disease epidemics and outbreaks occur, conspiracy theories often emerge that compete with the information provided by public health officials. A Dartmouth-led study in Science Advances finds…

Updated : Feb 27, 2020 in Expert Pitch

VP as coronavirus point person unprecedented, dangerous

University of Delaware epidemiology professor Jennifer Horney said the White House's decision to force government health officials and scientists to coordinate statements about the coronavirus with…

Updated : Feb 24, 2020 in Research Articles

Cook County’s short-lived ‘soda’ tax worked, says new study

A study of beverage sales in Cook County, Illinois, shows that for four months in 2017 — when the county implemented a penny-per-ounce tax on…

Updated : Feb 20, 2020 in Expert Pitch

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health faculty experts available for media covering novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health experts available for media covering novel coronavirus (COVID-19) include: Dr. Robert J. Kim-Farley serves as professor-in-residence of epidemiology and community…

Updated : Feb 18, 2020 in Research Articles

GI societies issue updated colorectal cancer screening recommendations

Bethesda, Maryland (Feb. 18, 2020) - Patients at average risk of colorectal cancer who have a normal colonoscopy do not need to repeat screening for…

Updated : Feb 18, 2020 in Research Articles

Power of photojournalism seen in early 20th century exposé on Chicago meat industry

AMES, Iowa — A 1905 story not only prompted massive reforms in U.S. food and public health policy as well as Upton Sinclair’s popular novel…

Updated : Feb 13, 2020 in Expert Pitch

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health faculty experts available for media covering novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

UCLA Fielding School of Public Health experts available for media covering novel coronavirus (COVID-19) include: Dr. Robert J. Kim-Farley serves as professor-in-residence of epidemiology and community…

Updated : Feb 13, 2020 in Research Articles

Effectiveness of travel bans – readily used during infectious disease outbreaks – mostly unknown, study finds

Because of the quick and deadly outbreak in late December of a novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China, now known as COVID-19 – infecting tens of…

Updated : Feb 05, 2020 in Research Articles

Family and Environmental Risk Factors are Linked to Poor Sleep in Young Children

Philadelphia (February 3, 2020) – Poor sleep habits and sleep disorders are very common in early childhood, especially in children exposed to multiple family and…

Updated : Feb 04, 2020 in Research Articles

Proximity to Green Spaces Impacts Health

ALBANY, N.Y. (Jan. 30, 2019) – Two separate studies looked at the effects that greenery has on our health – finding that the greener our…

Updated : Feb 03, 2020 in Feature Expert

Communicating about coronavirus can be difficult

Communicating effectively during an outbreak can be tricky for government agencies charged with protecting the public, according to Glen Nowak, former director of media relations…

Updated : Feb 03, 2020 in Research Articles

Exposing a virus’s hiding place reveals new potential vaccine

COLUMBUS, Ohio – By figuring out how a common virus hides from the immune system, scientists have identified a potential vaccine to prevent sometimes deadly…

Updated : Feb 03, 2020 in Research Articles

Lower protein diet may lessen risk for cardiovascular disease

A plant-based diet may be key to lowering risk for heart disease. Penn State researchers determined that diets with reduced sulfur amino acids — which…

Updated : Jan 31, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Wuhan coronavirus links origin to wild animals, says wildlife epidemiology expert

The consumption of wildlife in China may be the main driver of the country’s coronavirus outbreak, says a Virginia Tech expert. “It’s not surprising that…

Updated : Jan 28, 2020 in Research Articles

Major Asian Gene Study to Help Doctors Battle Disease

An ambitious new study of genes in Asian populations is filling in big gaps in our understanding of human genetics, shedding light on the history…

Updated : Jan 23, 2020 in Expert Pitch

Rutgers Expert Available to Comment on the Rise of Methamphetamine Use and Deaths

Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH, is dean and professor of the Rutgers School of Public Health and director of the Center for Health, Identity,…

Updated : Jan 23, 2020 in Research Articles

Efforts to improve vehicle fuel efficiency may come at a high cost to the climate, public health

New automotive technology that promises enhanced fuel efficiency may have a serious downside, including significant climate and public health impacts, according to research from the…

Updated : Jan 16, 2020 in Research Articles

New hospital-based data contradicts HUD estimates on homelessness

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago report that in Illinois hospital visits associated with homelessness have tripled since 2011. Their findings, which are published in…

Updated : Jan 15, 2020 in Research Articles

Study: Pig virus is easily transmitted among chickens and turkeys

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The first animal study of a pig virus’s potential to jump to another species shows that the virus, once introduced to a…

Updated : Jan 13, 2020 in Research Articles

How Marijuana Accelerates Growth of HPV-related Head and Neck Cancer Identified

University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers have identified the molecular mechanism activated by the presence of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — the ingredient that…

Updated : Jan 07, 2020 in Research Articles

Ratings system may penalize hospitals serving vulnerable communities

Hospital ratings are intended to help patients decide where to get medical care and encourage hospitals to improve the quality of their services. They also…

Updated : Dec 19, 2019 in Research Articles

People in Peru are being exposed to potentially dangerous levels of mercury

ALBANY, N.Y. (Dec. 19, 2019) – People living in the southern Peruvian Amazon are being exposed to potentially dangerous levels of mercury due to a…

Updated : Dec 16, 2019 in Announcement

New Program to Address Impaired Driving from Alcohol, Cannabis and Prescription Drugs

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine will expand a statewide program to prevent driving under the influence of alcohol, cannabis and…

Updated : Dec 11, 2019 in Announcement

CDC selects UIC for public health research network

With $3.75 million in research funding from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the University of Illinois at Chicago will continue its work…

Updated : Nov 22, 2019 in Feature

Researchers begin major study aimed at improving health equity in New Jersey

NEW BRUNSWICK (Nov. 21, 2019) — Residents of two Trenton ZIP codes can expect to live to about 74 years old on average, but in…

Updated : Nov 19, 2019 in Research Articles

Anal cancer rates and mortality have risen dramatically among Americans

Rates of new anal cancer diagnoses and deaths related to human papillomavirus (HPV), the most common sexually transmitted infection, have increased dramatically over the last…

Updated : Nov 18, 2019 in Research Articles

Study sheds light on differences in hospitalization-related care and outcomes for urgent cardiovascular conditions among homeless individuals

Boston, Mass. – Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of death among homeless adults, with mortality rates that are substantially higher than the general population.…

Updated : Nov 18, 2019 in Research Articles

The End of Antibiotics?

Introduction Antibiotics are facing an existential crisis less than a century after their introduction. The bacteria-fighting drugs are becoming less effective as a result of…