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2012-05-29 06:24:21

CINCINNATI, May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Doctors may be able to predict which girls are at risk of developing eating disorders based on the food choices they make when they are younger, according to a new study by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110406/MM79025LOGO) Researchers in the Divisions of Adolescent Medicine and Behavioral Medicine at Cincinnati Children's analyzed food preference data collected from girls over a...

2012-05-14 10:24:45

DENVER, May 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Academy of Eating Disorders awarded the 2012 Outstanding Clinician Award to Philip S. Mehler, MD, FACP, FAED, CEDS, a Denver-based internal medicine doctor specializing in treatment for the medical complications of eating disorders. The award provides international recognition for a lifetime of service and outstanding clinical contributions to the field. Dr. Mehler has dedicated the past 25 years of his career to the research and medical care of...

2012-05-09 20:58:08

Study identifies five factors that promote a positive body image in women Women with high family support and limited pressure to achieve the 'thin and beautiful' ideal have a more positive body image. That's according to a new study looking at five factors that may help young women to be more positive about their bodies, in the context of a society where discontent with appearance is common among women. The work by Dr. Shannon Snapp, from the University of Arizona in the US, and colleagues...

Ghrelin Can Cause Some People To Reward Themselves With Even More Food
2012-05-07 12:21:05

Ever notice how celebration and overeating often go hand-in hand? Americans celebrate holidays with formidable feasts and punctuate  promotions and other happy news with plenty to eat; The proverbial fatted calf, if you will. Now, research shows our minds could be hard-wired to chemically reward ourselves with delicious food, no matter how full we feel. An Italian team of researchers conducted the very small study on what is called “hedonic hunger.” According to MSN,...

2012-05-07 06:26:52

CHICAGO, May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) created Caring for Every Child's Mental Health awareness day back in 1994 with the mission to increase awareness around children's mental health. This year, the awareness day is being held on May 9. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110727/CG42761LOGO) "A lot of our residents have suffered from developmental trauma during childhood," said Kim Dennis MD, medical...

2012-05-03 13:58:51

New study finds possible link between the hormone ghrelin and hedonic eating When eating is motivated by pleasure, rather than hunger, endogenous rewarding chemical signals are activated which can lead to overeating, according to a recent study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM). The phenomenon ultimately affects body mass and may be a factor in the continuing rise of obesity. "'Hedonic hunger' refers to the...

2012-05-03 06:26:01

PEKIN, Ill., May 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation (iaedp) is proud to announce the winners of Imagine Me Beyond What You See, the second annual body image mannequin art competition that encourages eating disorder treatment centers, art therapists, clients and the general public to reflect on the perception of beauty and design mannequins within the theme of seeing beyond the physical image. Selected from 12 submissions, this...

2012-05-02 06:25:07

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Many teens and young adults today are struggling with numerous challenging disorders and addictions. To help families, coaches and the community better understand these complex issues, Midwest Sports Productions and Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center are hosting a special free event, "Strategies for Hope: Understanding Substance Abuse, Depression, Self-harm and Eating Disorders in Today's Youth." (Logo:...

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2012-03-30 13:17:46

According to the Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt in Maryland, Facebook may be promoting poor body image among its users. The survey by the center found that 75 percent of Facebook users said they were unhappy with their bodies, and 51 percent said seeing photos of themselves on the site made them more weight conscious. “As people spend more time thinking about what's wrong with their bodies, less time is spent on the positive realm and engaging in life in meaningful...

2012-03-27 06:23:32

CHICAGO, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As we find ourselves in the middle of spring break season, far too many young women begin to diet and exercise in order to feel comfortable in a bathing suit. And for many, this is often the start of something more dangerous. What seems to begin with good intent can turn into unhealthy levels of exercise and even eating disorders. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110727/CG42761LOGO) "It is said that 95 percent of all diets fail," said Amy...