Aging and Obesity, Pregnancy and cough
Aging and Obesity
|Updated: 10/24/2012 5:38 pm
||Published: 10/24/2012 4:38 pm
As if getting older isn't hard enough, a new study shows older Americans are seeing a greater increase in obesity rates.
Data from nearly 600,000 U.S. adults showed people aged 18 and older are more likely to be obese than they were in 2008, according to the Gallup survey.
Researchers noted a significant jump among adults in their 40s, 70s and 80s.
Research showed middle-aged adults and advanced seniors were the most likely to see an increase in higher obesity rates than four years ago.
Pregnancy and cough
An expert panel is urging every expecting mother to get a shot preventing whooping cough.
Preferably in the last three months of her pregnancy to help protect her baby.
The advice follows a frightening resurgence of the dreaded childhood disease.
More than 32,000 cases, including 16 deaths, have been reported so far this year.
And 2012 is on track to be the nation's worst year for whooping cough since 1959.
It's only the second time a vaccine has been advised for all women during pregnancy.
Flu shots were first recommended for pregnant women in the 1990s.
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