Research News

Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) could be a novel risk factor for cardiovascular disease-related death among women, according to researchers at Penn State. Women with RLS had a 43 percent higher likelihood of death due to cardiovascular disease during a ten-year follow-up, compared to those without RLS.

Healthy relationships with parents are crucial for adolescents, according to Penn State researchers. They found that rejection from fathers may lead to increased social anxiety in their children.

Lesley Ross, associate professor of human development and family studies, and colleagues found that a particular kind of computerized cognitive training program reduced the risk of dementia among older adults across a ten-year period.

In a study of adolescent boys and girls, neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center and Penn State University have found a sex difference in a gene linked to substance use disorders.

Researchers from across Penn State gathered at University Park on Nov. 6 to discuss advances and challenges in women's healthcare research.

Researchers in the College of Health and Human Development contributed to the 2017 Women’s Health Research Day Conference by sharing research and moderating panel discussions.

Confusion and concern about maintaining relationships with other hospitals may lead some emergency departments to violate the Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act, which requires Medicare-participating emergency departments to give emergency care to everyone even if they don’t have insurance, according to researchers.

Steffany Fredman, assistant professor of human development and family studies, is leading treatment interventions for military personnel and veterans with PTSD and their families, with the goal of determining if the interventions are effective at treating PTSD and improving family relationships.

Americans largely agree on what makes people feel loved, according to researchers. In the United States, people find small gestures like showing compassion or snuggling with a child as the most loving, while controlling behaviors are seen as the least loving.

As part of Penn State’s ongoing effort to develop academic and research partnerships around the world, the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management and Outward Bound Oman have committed to a collaborative relationship with a signing at University Park and at a royal ceremony in Muscat, Oman.

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