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2014-08-06 07:34:20

Robin Lally, Rutgers University Rutgers study finds that positive emotions could play a role in the deadly disorder Positive emotions – even those viewed through a distorted lens – may play an exacerbating role in fueling eating disorders like anorexia nervosa, which has a death rate 12 times higher for females between the ages of 15 and 24 than all other causes of death combined, according to a Rutgers study. In research published in Clinical Psychological Science, Edward Selby,...

2014-07-18 12:24:34

BOSTON, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A brief screening survey to identify teens at risk for an eating disorder could lead to earlier diagnosis and help find hard-to-detect cases, which could lower overall treatment costs and improve outcomes, Boston Children's Hospital researchers report today in American Journal of Public Health. "Many cases of eating disorders go undetected for years. This may be because the stereotype that the typical teen with an eating disorder is a...

2014-05-27 23:10:23

Weight-loss programs and diets rarely consider the root cause of disordered eating and weight gain. In his new book, James Greenblatt, MD reveals why only an integrated medical approach focused on nutrition can regulate appetite at the source. Waltham, MA (PRWEB) May 27, 2014 Dieting doesn’t work, but appetite control does, according to James M. Greenblatt, M.D., Chief Medical Officer of Walden Behavioral Care and author of a new book, “Answers to Appetite Control” (ISBN...

2014-05-01 23:02:57

New book by leading eating disorders expert Dr. Stacey Rosenfeld comes out June 1, 2014. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 01, 2014 Many women have an unhealthy relationship with food or their body. They feel guilty when they “cheat." They look in the mirror and obsess about their body, and are tired of dieting. Stacey Rosenfeld PhD, a leading specialist in eating disorders, wants women to know that they are not alone. In her book, Does Every Woman Have an Eating Disorder? Challenging...

2014-04-25 04:22:21

NEW YORK, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --If the eyes are the windows to your soul, then your mouth is the gateway to your overall health. Research has found a surprising number of links between the state of your oral health and your overall health. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140424/78138) Be on the lookout for these warning signs provided for you by Marc Liechtung, DMD, inventor of the Snap-on Smile® and principal in New York-based Manhattan Dental Arts, a practice that...

2014-03-18 23:04:03

Understanding eating disorders is first step in prevention, treatment and Casa Palmera Treatment Center supports recent request for national study and additional statistics. Del Mar, CA (PRWEB) March 18, 2014 Congressional leaders are calling on the federal government to study how eating disorders affect both Americans as individuals and the American economy as a whole. Congressional members of the National Eating Disorders Awareness Caucus wrote a letter last month calling on the...

Anorexia Patients May Find Benefits From Oxytocin
2014-03-14 04:43:21

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to new research published in Psychoneuroendocrinology, oxytocin could provide a new treatment for anorexia nervosa. Researchers from Britain and South Korea found that oxytocin, or the “love hormone,” alters anorexic patients’ tendencies to fixate on images of high calorie foods, and larger body shape. "Patients with anorexia have a range of social difficulties which often start in their early teenage years, before...

2014-02-24 23:26:24

Chapter Events Scheduled Across the Country Spread Eating Disorder Awareness and Hope, Feb. 23 - March 1 New York, NY (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 Project HEAL: Help to Eat, Accept and Live joins forces with thousands to highlight the real faces of eating disorders in honor of this year’s National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (NEDAwareness Week), Feb. 23- March 1. Events are being held across the United States and Canada to raise eating disorder awareness, promote healthy body image...

2014-01-31 10:50:31

New research published today shows that depression and impulse control disorders (eating disorders in particular) are independently associated with diabetes diagnosis, after adjustment for presence of other mental disorders. The research, published in Diabetologia (the journal of The European Association for the Study of Diabetes), supports the focus on depression as an independent risk factor for diabetes, but also suggests this focus should be extended to impulse control disorders. The...

2014-01-01 23:02:27

Pro Thinspiration designed by Charlotte Thomson is the latest program that helps people determine exactly how many calories they personally burn each day. A detailed Pro Thinspiration review on the site Vinamy.com indicates if this program is worth buying. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 01, 2014 Pro Thinspiration is the latest program that teaches people how to lose weight and get a slim, well-toned and attractive body within a few weeks. The program also helps people get rid of their...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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