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2010-10-29 19:00:09

These results may be driven by a mistaken belief among women with anorexia that they can't get pregnant because they are not menstruating or are having irregular periods. A new study by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Norwegian researchers has found that women with anorexia nervosa are much more likely to have both unplanned pregnancies and induced abortions than women who don't have the serious eating disorder. These results may be driven by a mistaken belief among women...

2010-10-28 14:45:00

Eating disorders negatively affect oral health CHICAGO, Oct. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the connection between oral health and systemic health has been well-established, what most people don't know is that dentists often are in a position to detect systemic conditions. According to an article published in the October 2010 issue of AGD Impact, the monthly newsmagazine of the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), dentists may be the first health care providers to notice evidence of...

2010-10-20 13:45:04

Anatomical and functional impairment of the retina and optic nerve in patients with anorexia nervosa without vision loss The eating disorder anorexia nervosa causes potentially serious eye damage, suggests a small study published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. In developed countries, anorexia nervosa affects up to 3% of affluent women. Although the condition also increasingly affects men, around 10 women will be affected for every one man. Anorexia nervosa is the third most...

2010-10-04 23:26:07

Individual therapy and family-based treatments both appear effective in treating anorexia nervosa in teens, although adolescents in family-based programs may be more likely to achieve full remission six or 12 months after treatment, according to a report in the October issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The rate of new cases of anorexia nervosa is about 74 of every 100,000 individuals, and the prevalence of this disorder among adolescent girls is 0.5...

2010-09-01 16:13:00

CHICAGO, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Millions of students at all grade levels, from elementary to high school to college, will head back to school - and many times this is met with mixed emotions. Not because the "summer fun" has ended, but because school adds new pressures into the mix, with many kids focusing on trying to be popular, and some just to even fit in. Many times these pressures can manifest physically, with young men and women trying to be an ideal body size and weight, just...

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2010-07-05 06:25:00

Food presented in a virtual reality (VR) environment causes the same emotional responses as real food. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Annals of General Psychiatry compared the responses of people with anorexia and bulimia, and a control group, to the virtual and real-life snacks, suggesting that virtual food can be used for the evaluation and treatment of eating disorders. Alessandra Gorini from the Istituto Auxologico Italiano, Milan, Italy, worked with an...

2010-07-02 14:37:00

CHICAGO, July 2 /PRNewswire/ -- For women with low self-esteem, poor body image and a certain genetic predisposition towards an eating disorder, the messages promoted on pro-eating disorder web sites can be similar to someone considering suicide finding a loaded gun on her pillow. Recent efforts to raise awareness of pro anorexia and bulimia web sites often pay little attention to deaths that may result from the actions of the web site operators, according to Dr. Kimberly Dennis, M.D., a...

2010-06-24 11:13:00

CHICAGO, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Eating disorders are equal-opportunity offenders - crossing economic and cultural boundaries and leaping the borders of age and gender. For a long time thought to be diseases affecting teens and young women in their 20s, eating disorder treatment centers nationwide are seeing an increase in the population of older women seeking help for eating disorders. Physicians at Chicago-based Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, a leader in treatment for...

2010-06-16 17:13:00

CHICAGO, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Women and families struggling with an eating disorder or another addiction should never lose sight of the need to sustain the spirit, according to a new book by Jena Morrow, an author in recovery after more than 20 years with anorexia nervosa. Morrow, a behavioral health specialist at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center, details a battle with anorexia that begins in early childhood in Hollow: An Unpolished Tale, recently released by Moody...

2010-06-15 10:54:00

CHICAGO, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Eating disorders and disordered eating are commonly experienced by female athletes, and are many times brought on by the pressure female athletes feel to masculinize one's body. Right now, as the World Cup is kicking off and the NBA Finals are wrapping up, Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center (www.timberlineknolls.com), which provides treatment for anorexia nervosa, bulimia, compulsive overeating and binge eating disorders for women 12 and older,...


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Obesophobia
2013-12-24 13:50:12

Obesophobia or Pocrescophobia, from the Greek phobia, meaning fear or morbid fear and obeso, meaning fat, is a persistent and abnormal fear of gaining weight, especially in cultures that value being thin. This phobia was listed as a rare disease by the Office of Rare Diseases of the National Institutes of Health. Certain individuals suffering from this phobia originally start with a desire to lose weight which turns into a compulsive desire to avoid all of the things that could result in...

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tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.