Babies born to mothers who took selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors were more likely to have reduced head growth, a Dutch study found. Mothers with untreated depression were more likely to give birth to babies with overall reduced growth. Researchers also found that mothers who used SSRIs had a higher risk of preterm birth compared with mothers without depression. The findings appear in the Archives of General Psychiatry.
West Virginia had a 35.3% obesity rate in 2011, the highest in the U.S. since 2008, while Colorado had the lowest obesity rate at 18.5%, the only state below 20%, according to the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. Rates of self-reported diabetes and high blood pressure held steady in 2011.