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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.


Students from Jennifer Savage Williams’ Community Nutrition course presented a community nutrition fair at Ferguson Township Elementary School. Students in the course educated the children on healthy eating, nutrition, and cost-saving tips.


The College of Health and Human Development announced recipients of its 2017 Faculty and Staff Awards. A reception honoring the awardees was held Nov. 15 in the Bennett Pierce Living Center in Henderson Building at Penn State University Park.


The College of Health and Human Development recognizes the 2017-18 Teaching Excellence Award recipients.


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.


At University Park and around the world, Penn State students are actively involved in research that supports health and human development.


The College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society will honor its 2017 award winners during the College of Health and Human Development Alumni Society Board Awards Dinner.


Emily Seiger, a community, environment and development major in the College of Agricultural Sciences, is gaining insight into problems related to food safety, hygiene and food security around the world.


Celebrating 25 years as a Penn State faculty member in the College of Health and Human Development on Sept. 1, Barbara Rolls, professor and Helen A. Guthrie Chair of Nutritional Sciences, marked the occasion by establishing a new endowment to benefit graduate students.


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.