Infection by Confection: COVID-19 and the Risk of Trick-or-Treating

Researchers determined that COVID-19 transmission risk via Halloween candies is low, even when they are handled by infected people, but handwashing and disinfecting collected sweets reduces risk even further.

Rutgers Bat Researcher Can Discuss Iconic Halloween Animals

New Brunswick, N.J. (Oct. 20, 2020) – Evan Drake, a bat researcher and doctoral student at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is available for interviews on iconic Halloween animals and misunderstood wildlife, as well as bats and COVID-19. Halloween is known for…

Spirit Halloween Again Selects K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital as Recipient of Spirit of Children Annual Fundraiser

For the fifth consecutive year, Spirit Halloween has selected the Child Life program at Hackensack Meridian Children’s Health at K. Hovnanian Children’s Hospital, located at Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center, as a recipient of its annual Spirit of Children fundraising initiative. From now until Halloween, select Spirit Halloween stores will accept in-person donations and will distribute coupons entitling customers to 10 percent off their purchase, while simultaneously donating 10 percent of their purchase to benefit patients at The Children’s Hospital.

Trick-or-treat for Halloween? Here’s What You Need to Know

Terry Adirim, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A., in FAU’s Schmidt College of Medicine, provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions and offers helpful tips regarding COVID-19 and “trick-or-treating” during the pandemic.

What candy is better for you?

As Halloween approaches, people stock up on candy for trick-or-treaters. But is there a kind of candy that is better for you than others? Vanessa Imus, a registered dietitian at UW Medicine’s Weight Loss Management Center at UW Medical Center Roosevelt Clinic, says while candy is not ideal, if you were to choose one over another to eat, something with a little bit of fat and protein, like a chocolate bar, is preferred because it’ll slow down how quickly the sugar enters your bloodstream.

GW Experts Available to Speak for Halloween Stories

WASHINGTON (Oct. 24, 2019) — Halloween is just around the corner and the George Washington University has experts available to discuss how people can enjoy the spooky festivities and treats in a healthy way. To schedule interviews with experts from…