WEDNESDAY, July 24, 2019 -- A widening waistline can harm the health of older women, even if they avoid obesity, new research suggests.
It's a condition known as "central obesity" -- a concentration of fat around the abdomen. Central obesity can occur even if it's not enough to shift a person's body mass index (BMI) into the obese range, explained researchers led by Wei Bao, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Iowa.
THURSDAY, June 27, 2019 -- Stop agonizing over the decades you spent glued to the couch. New research shows that physically active middle-aged and older adults live longer -- even if they were inactive when they were younger.
And that's even if they had previous serious health problems, according to the British study.
WEDNESDAY, June 26, 2019 -- Young women are far less likely now to get an annual pelvic exam than they were in decades past, a new report finds.
In 1988, about 42% of those aged 15 to 20 got the standard gynecologic exam, but by 2017 that number had dropped by half, to just under 22%, according to researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.