Obesity epidemic grows in adults; perhaps levels off in youth

The U.S. is big, and getting bigger. Since the 1980s, American adults’ obesity is at epidemic proportions, and there does not seem to be an end in sight. Rates of obesity in those younger leveled off between 2005 and 2014, but a recent report in JAMA wanted to know if there has been any change. The Read more

Exercise during pregnancy can shorten labor, study finds

Women who sweat it out during pregnancy will likely have a sweet reward at the end, according to a new study. Researchers in Spain found that women who exercise just three times per week during pregnancy have a shorter labor. In the study, a group of around 500 women were divided into two groups. Read more

NSAIDs may increase risk of irregular heartbeat, study says

They are common, over-the-counter pain meds, but researchers are issuing a warning to doctors today. Prescribing NSAIDs (everything from ibuprofen and naproxen to celecoxib) seems linked to increased risk for a common heart rhythm problem known as atrial fibrillation (AF), reported researchers in Read more