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2011-03-08 11:00:00

Half a million US teens between the ages of 13 and 18 suffer from some form of eating disorder but few have sought treatment for the problem, government research shows. Binge-eating disorder was the most common, affecting more than 1.5 percent of kids studied. Just under 1 percent had experienced bulimia, and 0.3 percent had anorexia, AP is reporting. The study, released online Monday in Archives of General Psychiatry, claims that overall, 3 percent of US teens had a lifetime prevalence of...

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2011-02-28 10:10:00

Evidence that brain's reward/motivation circuits are linked to compulsive overeating A brain imaging study at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory reveals a subtle difference between ordinary obese subjects and those who compulsively overeat, or binge: In binge eaters but not ordinary obese subjects, the mere sight or smell of favorite foods triggers a spike in dopamine "” a brain chemical linked to reward and motivation. The findings "” published...

2011-02-27 00:01:41

Sierra Tucson, a premier treatment center committed to helping people who suffer from addictions, mental/behavioral disorders, and chronic pain, enters into several insurance contracts to help patients pay for the necessary treatment of eating disorders. Tucson, Arizona (Vocus/PRWEB) February 25, 2011 As part of Sierra Tucson's commitment to help individuals obtain the treatment they need, the world-class psychiatric hospital and residential treatment center has negotiated contracts with...

2011-02-15 06:39:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NORMAL In Schools (NIS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to education about the three kinds of eating disorders (ED), self esteem and wellness, launched today an online educational film to coincide with National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (February 20-26, 2011). The powerful documentary-style film exposes the growing problem of eating disorders and obesity in our society, debunks myths, explores treatment options, and calls for...

2011-02-01 14:25:00

Evidence Report, Resources, Tools, and Tips Available for Free on Patient-Focused Website PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new evidence report by ECRI Institute comparing the effectiveness of various treatments for bulimia nervosa indicates that cognitive behavioral therapy is more effective than antidepressant medications and supportive therapies in improving eating disorder symptoms. ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit organization that researches the...

2011-01-31 14:00:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent Washington Post column introduces readers to 53-year-old Michael Prager, a 5'10" man weighing 210 lbs, and discusses the disease that took over his life: an addiction to food. According to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), the American Psychiatric Association's guide of accepted psychological diagnoses, food addiction is not a recognized psychiatric disorder. But many eating disorder professionals,...

2011-01-07 11:05:07

Scientists in Connecticut have carried out one of the first psychological studies into eating disorders in Native American (NA) populations. The research, published in The International Journal of Eating Disorders, provides new insights into the extent to which Native American populations experience eating disorders, revealing that women are more likely to report behavioral symptoms then men, while challenging views that NA men and ethnically white men will experience different psychological...

2010-12-30 16:21:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The horrifying photos of Isabelle Caro first displayed in 2007 were her last message to the world about her disease. First appearing during fashion week in Italy, it was Italian photographer Oliviero Toscani's attempt "to use the naked body to show everyone the reality of this illness, caused in most cases by the stereotypes imposed by the world of fashion." And according to Kimberly Dennis, M.D., medical director at Timberline Knolls Residential...

2010-12-19 00:26:43

Local biomarker provider found that Santa would eat about 5.4 billion cookies or 473 million pounds of cookies on Christmas Eve, making him too heavy for even the space shuttle to lift him. He would consume 936 billion calories, far exceeding the 2,000 calorie a day diet, and likely have numerous diseases related to obesity. St. Louis, MO (PRWEB) December 17, 2010 One of the perks of being Santa Claus is eating all the delicious holiday cookies left by children all around the world. Being a...

2010-12-01 12:38:17

Animal study shows exposure to stress after dieting increases binge eating Stressed-out mice with a history of dieting ate more high-fat foods than similarly stressed mice not previously on diets, according to a new study in the Dec. 1 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings suggest that moderate diets change how the brain responds to stress and may make crash dieters more susceptible to weight gain. In this study, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania led by Tracy Bale,...


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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.