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Young teens should only use recreational internet and video games one hour daily

May 24, 2021 – Middle-school aged children who use the internet, social media or video games recreationally for more than an hour each day during the school week have significantly lower grades and test scores, according to a study from the Center for Gambling Studies at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. The findings appear in the journal Computers in Human […]

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Structural Racism and Anti-LGBTQ Policies Lead to Worse Health Among Black Sexual Minority Men

April 12, 2021 – Eliminating racist and anti-LGBTQ policies is essential to improving the health of Black gay, bisexual and other sexual minority men, according to a Rutgers-led research team. The study, published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, examined the impact that U.S. state-level structural racism and anti-LGBTQ policies have on the psychological and […]

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New report analyzes new and dangerous trends of disinformation in wake of U.S. Capitol attack

March 29, 2021 – The aftermath of the Jan. 6 attack on the United States Capitol has led to the emergence of a new broad, anti-government conspiracy theory spreading on social media that is dovetailing with anti-vaccination and anti-public health extremism, according to a new report by Rutgers’ Miller Center for Community Protection and Resilience. The report, […]

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RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers School of Public Health Lead Pledge Declaring that Racism is a Public Health Crisis

New Brunswick & Newark, NJ, January 18, 221 – In recognition of the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and 402 years of racism in the country, RWJBarnabas Health and the Rutgers School of Public Health join others around the nation to declare that racism is a public health crisis and that Black Lives Matter.  In […]

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Mathematicians Seek to Unravel Mysteries Hinted at by M. C. Escher

November 30, 2020 – The artist M. C. Escher brought complex mathematical ideas to life through dizzying illustrations like Circle Limit IV (Heaven and Hell), in which angels and demons soar through an infinite, bowl-shaped space. Their winged bodies form a pattern that mathematicians call a lattice. In December, a Rutgers University-New Brunswick mathematician will co-host […]

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Study: U.S. should look at how other high-income countries regulate health care costs

November 22, 2020 – Structuring negotiations between insurers and providers, standardizing fee-for-service payments and negotiating prices can lower the United States’ health care spending by slowing the rate at which healthcare prices increase, according to a Rutgers study. The study, published in the journal Health Affairs, examined how other high-income countries that use a fee-for-service model […]

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What is a Superspreader Event

October 12, 2020 – After President Donald Trump contracted COVID-19 and 34 people connected to the White House were infected, Dr. Anthony Fauci has called a Rose Garden ceremony introducing U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett a coronavirus “superspreader” event. Perry N. Halkitis, Dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health, discusses what we […]

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As domestic violence spikes, many victims and their children have nowhere to live

September 14, 2020 – COVID-19 has left many victims of domestic violence facing difficulties feeding their children and accessing services for safe housing, transportation and childcare once they leave shelters, according to a Rutgers study published in the journal Violence Against Women. “Many survivors exiting domestic violence shelters are reporting difficulties in accessing resources within the […]

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Smartphones Are Lowering Student’s Grades, Study Finds

August 18, 2020 — The ease of finding information on the internet is hurting students’ long-term retention and resulting in lower grades on exams, according to a Rutgers University–New Brunswick study. The study, published in the journal Educational Psychology, found that smartphones seem to be the culprit. Students who received higher homework but lower exam scores — […]

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Study: We Are Not Hardwired to Go to War

Dec. 7, 2018 – Is it in our nature to go to war? Should we just accept the fact that humans have this innate tendency and are hardwired to kill members of other groups? No, says R. Brian Ferguson, professor of anthropology at Rutgers University-Newark. There is no scientific proof that we have an inherent propensity […]