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Eating almonds on a regular basis may help boost levels of HDL cholesterol while simultaneously improving the way it removes cholesterol from the body, according to researchers.


Coparenting relationships can suffer when mothers have stronger opinions than fathers about how to tend to their infants in the middle of the night, according to Penn State Health and Human Development researchers.


Infants with inhibited personalities are more likely to turn up their nose at new foods, according to researchers. The study found that infants who were wary of new toys also tended to be less accepting of new foods, suggesting early food attitudes stem from personality.


Mark Greenberg, Edna Peterson Bennett Endowed Chair in Prevention Research at Penn State, recommends social and emotional learning (SEL) programs as an ideal foundation for a public health approach to education.


Semyon Slobounov, professor of kinesiology at Penn State, will present the 2017 Pattishall Research Lecture. His lecture, which will be held on April 25 on the University Park campus, will address myths and realities about concussions, and new approaches to more accurately assess and treat concussive injuries.


Two Penn State graduate students, with the assistance of two faculty members, have developed a tutorial for speech-language pathologists designed to better include parents and other family members in communication interventions for children whose speech does not adequately meet their communication needs due to autism or other disorders.


Researchers in the Penn State's Department of Biobehavioral Health studied 89 Latino farmworkers in Texas over the course of five months and found -- based both on their observations and on the perceptions of their subjects -- that Latino farmworkers regularly felt discriminated against, most often at the hands of the farm owner.


Researchers in the Penn State's Department of Biobehavioral Health studied 89 Latino farmworkers in Texas over the course of five months and found -- based both on their observations and on the perceptions of their subjects -- that Latino farmworkers regularly felt discriminated against, most often at the hands of the farm owner.


A recently awarded American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grant will allow kinesiology professor Scherezade K. Mama and colleagues to study a faith-based, mind-body intervention that seeks to increase physical activity and reduce health disparities, including cancer risks, among those who reside in rural areas.


Women with a history of miscarriage and women who are overweight or obese prior to pregnancy tend to have poorer psychological health and lower motivation to exercise during their next pregnancy compared to women without a history of miscarriage and those who are at a healthy weight before pregnancy, according to researchers in the Department of Kinesiology at Penn State.


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