Studies being presented at NUTRITION 2021 LIVE ONLINE bring new insights into how people ate, shopped and felt about food as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded. Studying these trends can shed light on potential lingering health impacts of the pandemic and inform responses to future emergencies.
According to a recent survey by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), Americans are losing sleep due to the pandemic but not pursuing help at a sleep center. That is why the AASM is educating the public about how visiting a sleep center is safe and effective.
A new study published in Nature Communications documents an inexpensive, spark-free, optical-based hydrogen sensor that is more sensitive — and faster — than previous models.
Thanks to facility renovations, research innovations and in-class lessons, West Virginia University’s C. Eugene Bennett Department of Chemistry has received the nation’s top undergraduate safety program award in chemistry – for a second time.
As COVID-19 lockdowns and quarantines are lifted, businesses are now faced with the challenge of how to keep their employees who are returning to work motivated and engaged.
A study led by a University of Illinois Chicago researcher shows that both employees and managers have an important part to play in promoting employee engagement during the pandemic.
When the earth shakes, there’s a chance the walls will come tumbling down. CSU engineering faculty are working to make sure California’s structures can withstand the quaking.
For Valentine’s Day, couples traditionally plan a romantic getaway or spend their evening at a nice restaurant, but with cases of COVID-19 soaring, celebrations of love may look a bit different this year. The pandemic has hit restaurants, retail businesses…
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many challenges including delayed eye doctor appointments. This video will discuss changes eye doctors have made to improve safety during every step of the office visit.
Ahead of the holiday season, Rutgers’ Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience released a new report to provide vulnerable communities and houses of worship policies and practices to enhance the security and safety of their communities.
Two new studies about the brightest lightning events on Earth—called “superbolts”—found that they are distinct from normal lightning flashes and can be more than 1,000 times brighter.
S&T NBACC research finds that sunlight is the strongest environmental factor that inactivates COVID-19.
New Brunswick, N.J. (Oct. 26, 2020) – Rutgers University–New Brunswick Professor William Hallman is available for interviews on the science of risk perception and its practical implications in the COVID-19 era – a time of fear and anxiety among millions of…
Voting is one of the most important things citizens get to do. University of Chicago Medicine Infectious Diseases Specialist Dr. Mai Tuyet Pho explains how to vote safely amid a global pandemic.
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.
New Brunswick, N.J. (Sept. 16, 2020) – FDA guidelines for making 3D-printed masks, face shields and other personal protective equipment (PPE) in the COVID-19 era fail to defend against cyberattacks, according to Rutgers and Georgia Tech engineers. Due to the…
Bret J. Rudy, MD, senior vice president and chief of hospital operations at NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn, was recognized for his efforts to improve quality, safety, and accountability at the Sunset Park hospital since its merger with NYU Langone Health in 2016. During his tenure, he has successfully implemented a number of organizational changes in the areas of clinical care, education, and operations.
Lisa Gwynn, D.O., M.B.A., is associate professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Public Health Sciences at the University of Miami Health Sytem, Miller School of Medicine (UMMSOM) and serves as Medical Director for the Pediatric Mobile Clinic, a program that provides…
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) announces its most recent awards and appointments for the institution’s physicians, scientists, nurses, and staff.
Evan Jordan is an assistant professor in the Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington’s Department of Health & Wellness Design. His research focuses on the intersection of travel and health. He is particularly interested in tourism’s impact on stress, emotions,…
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles offers summer safety tips for children and families so they can enjoy summer activities in a safe and healthy manner
New Brunswick, N.J. (June 26, 2020) – Rutgers engineers have created a 3D model of last month’s devastating break in the Edenville Dam in Michigan, using the emerging technology of computer vision to analyze a smartphone video posted on social…
LifeBridge Health & Fitness is ready and energized to reopen its doors, following Maryland Governor Larry Hogan’s announcement allowing health clubs around Maryland to resume operations at modified capacity following the COVID-19 shutdown.
ANN ARBOR—Black communities in the United States have been disproportionately affected by the number of coronavirus cases and deaths. At the same time, white nationalist activities have increased in the last months.Riana Elyse AndersonRiana Anderson, assistant professor at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health, discusses how these trends are affecting the mental health of African Americans.
Rutgers’ RUCDR Infinite Biologics received an amended emergency use authorization from the FDA late Thursday for the first SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus test that will allow people to collect their own saliva at home and send to a lab for results. The decision follows the FDA’s recent emergency approval to RUCDR Infinite Biologics for the first saliva-based test, which involves health care workers collecting saliva from individuals at testing sites.
Following Indiana Gov. Eric Holcolmb’s signing of an executive order April 27 ending restrictions on elective medical procedures, as well as similiar measures occuring across other parts of the U.S., dental offices across the Indiana and beyond have begun to…
UC San Diego Health has been awarded double ‘A’ grades for the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to strain the physical and emotional well-being of front-line healthcare workers, many also are facing a financial burden and strain on their personal lives.
New Brunswick, N.J. (March 25, 2020) – Stephen K. Burley, director of the RCSB Protein Data Bank headquartered at Rutgers University–New Brunswick, is available for interviews on how to help the free market fight the coronavirus. His viewpoint is published in the journal Nature. “Had drug…
In an effort to reduce law enforcement officer related crashes, DHS S&T’s NUSTL recently supported the FLETC Training Innovation Division’s (TID) efforts to validate a new Law Enforcement Operations Driving Skills (LEODS) training course in Glynco, Georgia.
Each year, the UC San Diego Health Regional Burn Center admits approximately 450 patients, from infants to adults, and treats hundreds more as outpatients. Scald burns comprise 35 percent of overall injuries admitted to burn centers in the United States.…
The University of Utah announced Thursday that Marlon C. Lynch will serve as the university’s first chief safety officer. Lynch, currently senior vice president for campus services and safety at New York University, will assume his role on Feb. 1, 2020.
UAB social work professor Stacy Moak provides best practices on avoiding abduction during the holiday season and every day of your life.
A study released today showed that 34% of public and private high schools, have no access to athletic trainers in the United Stated. Furthermore, the study indicates that lack of appropriate sports medicine care is even greater for private schools (45% with no AT access) where parents are traditionally paying for what they perceive as a better and safer experience.
Cycling is safer with more cyclists on the road, but injuries are on the rise among older riders, a Rutgers study finds
The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) released a new study that suggests politics and professional interests are the main drivers of anesthesia policy in the United States.
New Brunswick, N.J. (Oct. 1, 2019) – Street Smart NJ campaigns on pedestrian safety at intersections in eight communities reduced traffic violations and increased safety, according to a two-part study by the Rutgers Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT)…
Failing to keep an eye out at the pool, lake or ocean can be deadly as drownings can happen in seconds. If you plan to head out to the water this Labor Day weekend, there are some safety steps you can take to prevent tragedy.