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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,...

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...

2010-10-21 06:37:01

Health care providers can play a key role in the fight against weight problems in young people Over the last few decades, the dramatic rise in pediatric obesity rates has emerged as a public health threat requiring urgent attention. The responsibility of identifying and treating eating and weight-related problems early in children and adolescents falls to health care providers and other professionals who work with the child, according to Professor Denise Wilfley and colleagues from the...

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...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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