Actor and comedian Robin Williams died of an apparent suicide last week at 63. Rutgers sociologist Julie Phillips says men of his generation are killing themselves at a higher rate than previous generations. Photo: Eva Rinaldi

Robin Williams Death Highlights Disturbing Trend: Increase in Suicide Among Middle-aged Men

Rutgers sociologist finds that male baby boomers are 1.6 times more likely to kill themselves than the prior generation.
More than 1,000 people in West Africa have died during the current Ebola epidemic.

As Ebola Rages, Controlling the Deadly Spread

Rutgers experts discuss the risk for Americans, lessons from medical history and treating people who are already sick.

NJ man accused of unauthorized use of acupuncture

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Bergen County authorities have arrested a man on charges of unauthorized practice of acupuncture. Authorities say 19-year-old Ercheng Zhang was providing services from his Palisades Park home even though he was never ...

Man breaks ankle skydiving in south Jersey

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police say a Delaware man broke his ankle in a parachute accident in southern New Jersey. The man was skydiving with Free Fall Adventures when he landed in a backyard in Washington Township Thursday night. Police ...

Families of Developmentally Disabled Oppose Relocation

Families of developmentally disabled individuals are encouraging legislators to override Gov. Christie's veto of a bill that would let their loved ones stay in out-of-state facilities.

Report: NJ Health Care Costs for State Workers Among Costliest in U.S.

A new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts and the MacArthur Foundation has found that New Jersey ranks three for the highest average premium costs per state employee.

Groups Aim to Help Those with Depression

Living with depression can prove deadly and several organizations are working to raise awareness about mental health issues and suicide prevention.

Autism CARES Act Provides Funding for Research

New Jersey Congressman Chris Smith sponsored the Autism CARES Act, which allocates money for research grants to help those with autism succeed.

Environmental Reporter Discusses Book About Toms River Chemical Exposure

Environmental reporter and author Dan Fagin says that Toms River had welcomed a company that helped the town economically, but also exposed residents to harmful chemicals.

Study: NJ public employee benefits among highest

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new study finds New Jersey's public employees receive one of the most expensive health benefit plans in the nation. The survey, released by Pew Charitable Trusts and the MacArthur Foundation, shows the average monthly premium ...