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Latest Orthorexia nervosa Stories

2014-12-04 23:03:13

A recent Wall Street Journal article on “orthorexia” by Sumathi Reddy published on November 10, 2014 (

2011-05-20 13:13:58

Perhaps the most puzzling symptom of anorexia nervosa – a disorder that tends to occur in young women – is the refusal to eat, resulting in extreme weight loss.

2011-04-13 04:20:00

NEW YORK, April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jack LaLanne passed away on January 23, 2011 at the ripe old age of 96. If you're too young to recognize the name, take a moment to read his accomplishments.

2009-03-27 13:39:13

Psychiatric disorders are common in adults who have had the eating disorder anorexia, researchers in Sweden said. A total of 51 teenagers with anorexia nervosa were studied, together with an equally large control group of healthy persons beginning in 1985.

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2008-04-11 09:05:00

Orthorexia supposedly is an emerging eating disorder marked by extreme devotion to healthy food. People suffering from the addiction obsessively check labels, avoid junk food, plan menus and often eat a healthy diet so they can feel "pure."


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.