People with anorexia and body dysmorphic disorder show brain similarities, differences
(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) A new UCLA study shows partially overlapping patterns of brain function in people with anorexia nervosa and those with body dysmorphic disorder, a related psychiatric condition characterized by misperception that particular physical characteristics are defective. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Anorexia May Stunt Young Women's Growth
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 31, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Anorexia May Stunt Young Women's Growth Anorexia May Stunt Young Women's Growth
Individuals with AN lose an unhealthy amount of weight through dieting, sometimes along with excessive exercise, binge eating, and/or purging, which may impact the growth and future height of teenage girls, a new study suggests.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 29, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology News Source Type: news

Growth Retardation Found for Adolescents With Anorexia Nervosa
Adult height significantly shorter compared with midparental target height (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - August 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Gynecology, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Eating Disorders Cost Billions in the U.S.
FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2020 -- Eating disorders -- such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia and binge-eating disorder -- cost the U.S. economy nearly $65 billion in one recent year, a new report shows. About 75% of that ($48.6 billion) was due to lost... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 21, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Growth Retardation Found for Adolescents With Anorexia Nervosa
FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2020 -- Adolescents with anorexia nervosa (AN) have growth retardation, according to a study published online Aug. 20 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology& Metabolism. Dalit Modan-Moses, M.D., from the Chaim Sheba Medical... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - August 21, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Anorexia Often Stunts Girls' Growth, Study Finds
Title: Anorexia Often Stunts Girls'Growth, Study FindsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/20/2020 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/21/2020 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - August 21, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Anorexia Often Stunts Girls' Growth, Study Finds
THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2020 -- Girls with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa may have stunted growth, new research suggests. People with anorexia nervosa believe they weigh too much, even if they're underweight. They may lose a dangerous amount of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Rethink needed for treatment of Severe and Enduring Anorexia Nervosa
(Flinders University) Concerns over ineffective traditional treatments have prompted calls to better understand the complex processes underpinning Severe and Enduring Anorexia Nervosa (SE-AN). SE-AN is a subgroup of people whose anorexia nervosa has become chronic, severe, and enduring - and while traditional clinical models of treatment for eating disorders focus on medical recovery, many people in this subgroup never recover in medical terms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Trauma and anorexia nervosa: the association between trauma characteristics, PTSD and the duration of the eating disorder - Mares SHW, Vroling MS.
BACKGROUND: Research into the prevalence of various traumatic events in anorexia nervosa (AN) is sparse, with the findings from these studies varying. In addition, the number and age at which traumatic events occurred was not consistently included in previ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

With Eating Disorders, Looks Can Be Deceiving
Distorted eating behaviors occur in young people irrespective of their weight, gender, race, ethnicity or sexual orientation. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 27, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jane E. Brody Tags: Eating Disorders Anorexia Nervosa Weight Youth Exercise Teenagers and Adolescence Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Men and Boys Women and Girls Research University of California, San Francisco Source Type: news

New mother, 41, convinced better care in 20s when she suffered anorexia may have spared IVF agony
I wish doctors had warned me of the long-term effect of ultra-thinness way back in my 20s. If I'd had these insights, perhaps my path to motherhood needn't have been so long, or as painful, says Emma Woolf. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 25, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

When Your Child Is Struggling with an Eating Disorder
In the Spring of 2018 my daughter began to want to “eat healthy.” There is nothing wrong with eating healthy, I thought. After all, I am a certified health coach and am a huge advocate of eating healthy. My daughter began reading food labels on some things and I thought, I’ll keep an eye on that. This went on for a few months with no other signs of anything unusual. Until, one day we were riding in the van with my daughter and her two  younger siblings and the two littles asked if we could grab some lunch. I happened to look in the rearview mirror at the same time. My daughter had a look of fear com...
Source: Psych Central - June 23, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Ariel Selwyn Tags: Anorexia Bulimia Eating Disorders Parenting Personal Stories Adolescence Body Image Self Harm Self Injury Teenager Source Type: news

What Causes Bradycardia?
Discussion Bradycardia is a heart rate below what the lowest value that is normal for age. Infants and children have higher heart rates that slowly decrease with age to adult levels. It is usually noted as an incidental finding because of increased vagal tone. Reasons for cardiology referral include associated heart murmur, syncope especially if associated with exercise or unusual triggers, other signs such as chest pain or palpitations, family history of sudden cardiac death, congenital heart disease or familial heart disease, bradycardic medication use, or unusual symptoms associated with the concern. Severe bradycardia ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 22, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Disordered Eating in a Disordered Time
Social isolation and unstructured days add to the anxiety of those struggling to achieve a healthy relationship with food. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - June 5, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emma Goldberg Tags: your-feed-science your-feed-health Eating Disorders Quarantines Mental Health and Disorders Anorexia Nervosa Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Food Diet and Nutrition Social Media Crisis Text Line National Eating Disorders Assn Source Type: news

Anorexia in Limbo
When I was sixteen years old, I met every requirement in the DSM-IV criteria for Anorexia Nervosa. My Body Mass Index (BMI) hovered just below 17.5, I was obsessed with counting calories and becoming skinnier, I was terrified of gaining even a single pound of weight, and I lost my period for longer than three consecutive cycles. My iron and ferritin levels fell below normal and I was tired all of the time. Before long, I was avoiding eating with my friends and family, and I had given up my favorite sports because I was too weak to run the warm-ups. I was never diagnosed with an eating disorder, however; I refused help beca...
Source: Psych Central - June 2, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Anna Beloborodova Tags: Anorexia Bulimia Diet & Nutrition Eating Disorders Body Image Source Type: news

U.S. FDA Approves New Pediatric Formulation of SIRTURO ® (bedaquiline) as Part of Combination Therapy to Treat Children with Pulmonary Multidrug-Resistant Tuberculosis
NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ, May 27, 2020 — The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted approval for a new pediatric formulation of SIRTURO® (bedaquiline). SIRTURO® is now indicated for use as part of combination therapy in the treatment of adult and pediatric patients (5 years and older and weighing at least 15 kg) with pulmonary multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR‑TB). In the U.S., the medicine should be reserved for use when an effective treatment regimen cannot otherwise be provided. This indication received acceler...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - May 27, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

When Teen Boys Use Supplements
Some supplements are more effective than others — and some may be harmful, experts warn. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 21, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa L. Lewis Tags: Exercise Teenagers and Adolescence Muscles Weight Dietary Supplements and Herbal Remedies Body Building Weight Lifting Steroids Anorexia Nervosa Source Type: news

I Have an Eating Disorder but Can ’t Escape the Kitchen
I feared that food would be the vector for the virus, the thing that sickened me or made me unknowingly symptomatic. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - May 12, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susan Burton Tags: Eating Disorders Quarantine (Life and Culture) Cooking and Cookbooks Food Anorexia Nervosa Mental Health and Disorders Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) National Eating Disorders Assn Source Type: news

People with eating disorders have suffered all their lives. Now they're struggling even more
Cara Lisette has spent more than half her life battling anorexia. Now under the coronavirus lockdown, she says she is also fighting to find the few foods she considers "safe" to eat. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 29, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Coronavirus Presents New Challenges For Those With Eating Disorders — Here’s How Survivors Are Seeking Out Support Online
Staying home to help prevent the spread of coronavirus has brought major life changes for many. For those who have been diagnosed with an eating disorder, social isolating can pose a serious risk to their recovery. When U.S. health officials began recommending that people stay at home in March, Allison Caswell didn’t expect doing so would trigger old anxieties about food that she struggled with daily in the past. For one thing, Caswell, a 29-year-old in Wilmington, North Carolina, had been in recovery for her eating disorder for 12 years. For another, as a health care worker, she felt that she had a good understandin...
Source: TIME: Health - April 22, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Cady Lang Tags: Uncategorized clickmonsters COVID-19 feature Source Type: news

Face up to eating disorders, and seek help
(Flinders University) A new study has found young people are leaving it 'too late' to seek help for eating disorders, citing fear of losing control over their eating or weight, denial, and failure to perceive the severity of the illness as reasons not to get professional advice. The recent online survey of almost 300 Australian young adults aged 18-25 years found even those with anorexia or bulimia had reasons to delay getting treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Rethinking anorexia
(Source: ScienceNOW)
Source: ScienceNOW - April 9, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Couzin-Frankel, J. Tags: Genetics, Medicine, Diseases Feature Source Type: news

Highlighting the health inequalities faced by young people in the UK
Ann Hagell and Rahkee Shah from the Association of Young People's Health explores inequalities faced by young people in the UK based on health-specific data for those aged 10 –24 Related items fromOnMedica Children and teens with eating disorders being ‘let down by NHS’ Welfare changes driving poverty and food bank use Anorexia on the rise among younger children Closing the gap of health inequalities Income-based health inequalities are increasing each decade (Source: OnMedica Views)
Source: OnMedica Views - March 17, 2020 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

How brain biology promotes starvation in patients with anorexia nervosa
(University of California - San Diego) Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine have discovered differences in brain circuitry that contribute to starvation and weight loss in people with anorexia nervosa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

FDA grants Breakthrough Therapy Designation for Roche ’s Esbriet (pirfenidone) in unclassifiable interstitial lung disease
Basel, 3 March 2020 - Roche (SIX: RO, ROG; OTCQX: RHHBY) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Therapy Designation (BTD) to Esbriet ® (pirfenidone) for adults with unclassifiable interstitial lung disease (uILD). The designation was granted based on data from a Phase II trial, which studied the efficacy and safety of Esbriet in uILD[1]. The study represented the first randomised controlled trial to exclusively enroll patients with progressive fibrosing uILD.“Today’s milestone for Esbriet builds on our continued commitment to improving the standard of care ...
Source: Roche Investor Update - March 3, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Coroner says GPs' knowledge of anorexia 'woeful'
Sean Horstead made the comment after an inquest into the death of Madeline Wallace in 2018. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - February 24, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Anorexia and exercise addiction caused my broken foot'
Hope Virgo's anorexia left with her a severe calcium deficiency that significantly weakened her bones. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - January 30, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The poo panacea: inside the strange, surprising world of faecal transplants
When treating antibiotic-resistant infections, injecting patients with other people ’s excrement can be highly effective. Could it be the answer to dementia, anorexia and obesity too?The man and woman are wearing blue hospital gowns and clear face shields. Dr James Sones and Dr Indu Srinivasan are in a room in the Division of Digestive Diseases at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. They are about to create something that has spread through medicine like, well, a shitstorm.Sones takes a brown gloopy material and spoons it into what looks like a regular kitchen blender. The camera zooms in to a la...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 22, 2020 Category: Science Authors: Rose George Tags: Health & wellbeing Digestive disorders Microbiology Life and style Science Society Source Type: news

Choosing Freedom, After Decades of Switching Addictions
This article includes references to self-injury, intravenous drug use and disordered eating.* One in five US high school students have reported being bullied. Approximately 160,000 teenagers have skipped school as a preventative measure. I encountered bullies for the first time in second grade, in the midst of such an innocent time of my youth. I dreaded entering my elementary school classroom, as I was well aware of what my presence would entail. I endured both verbal and physical harassment from my fellow peers for nearly a decade. I was passive, inevitably leading to the acceptance of my “fate,” in addition ...
Source: Psych Central - January 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Megan Lane Tags: Addictions Anorexia Bullying Depression Eating Disorders Personal Stories Substance Abuse Addiction Recovery Anorexia Nervosa Drug Use heroin Self Harm Self Injury Source Type: news

Pam McKenna reveals the heartbreak of watching BOTH her daughters battle anorexia
Pam McKenna, 47, of Coventry, battled eating disorders and revealed the heartbreak of watching both of her two daughters starve themselves to the brink of death after being diagnosed with anorexia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the difference between anorexia and bulimia?
People with anorexia tend to severely restrict their food intake, while those with bulimia go through periods of overeating followed by unhealthful behaviors to ‘purge.’ Learn more here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 13, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eating Disorders Source Type: news

Regulator admits multiple failings in investigation of young woman’s death
Multiple failings have been found in the Ombudsman’s investigation into the death of a young woman with anorexia, the regulator has revealed. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - January 9, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Countless People Are Struggling With an Eating Disorder Doctors Can ’t Diagnose
At first, Melanie Murphy was just following doctor’s orders. Murphy, then 19, had gained weight during a period of depression, and her doctor told her she should lose some. She went from 180 to 125 pounds in 18 months—and even when she knew it was time to stop slimming down, she couldn’t shake the need to chase a goal. Without weight loss, she needed a new target. That became finding the “perfect” diet, one that was clean and pure and would keep her healthy for years to come. At least, that was how she thought about it then. These days, she uses a different descriptor: “orthorexia,&rdquo...
Source: TIME: Health - January 2, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized Eating Disorder Source Type: news

Anorexia and obesity may affect bone mineral density in young women
Anorexia and obesity cause variations in hormone levels that may adversely affect bone metabolism in young women, according to a study published inThe Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism.Endocrinology Advisor (Source: Society for Endocrinology)
Source: Society for Endocrinology - January 2, 2020 Category: Endocrinology Source Type: news

Big rise in admissions for eating disorders
A quarter of all hospital admissions were for children aged under 18 Related items fromOnMedica Anorexia on the rise among younger children Doctors urge ban on children buying caffeinated energy drinks We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ Poorest Scottish kids do the least exercise Screen time - a moral panic for the 21st century? (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - January 2, 2020 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

EVE SIMMONS: Why I'm calling for stars to come clean about their eating disorders 
EVE SIMMONS: In my 20s, I was diagnosed with, and received treatment for, anorexia. It was a fixation with questionable advice from wellness gurus like Fearne Cotton (pictured) that fed my illness. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Few Anorexia Nervosa Patients Make Complete Recovery
THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2019 -- Caregivers identify distinct components of recovery from eating disorders, although only 20 percent report achievement of full recovery, according to a study published online Nov. 19 in the International Journal of Eating... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 21, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

A multi factorial model of self-harm behaviors in anorexia-nervosa and bulimia-nervosa - Sagiv E, Gvion Y.
BACKGROUND: Co-existence of eating disorders and NSSI, suicide attempts and ideations is well established yet much is not known about the personality traits and behavioral tendencies that maintain this relationship. To this date no empirical work has been ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

The recurring nightmare of my daughter's anorexia
Simon Brown lost his eldest child to the eating disorder - now he works with those who handled her care. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Emma Brown: My daughter's anorexia was a 'descent into hell'
Simon Brown lost his eldest child to the eating disorder - now he works with those who handled her care. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 13, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Serious Eating Disorder Possible Even at Normal Body Weight
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6, 2019 -- Large, rapid weight loss is the best predictor of medical and psychological problems in patients with atypical anorexia nervosa (AAN), not their body weight at diagnosis, according to a study published online Nov. 5 in... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 6, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Anorexia patients of normal weight can be just as ill as patients who are severely underweight
Despite looking a relatively healthy weight on the outside, patients are likely to have a low heart rate and ceased periods, a study by Stanford University School of Medicine found. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Avoidant, Restrictive Eating Often Confused With Anorexia Avoidant, Restrictive Eating Often Confused With Anorexia
Mental health, nutrition, and gastroenterology care is needed for patients when food restrictions'spiral out of control'and body dysmorphia is not the driver.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Gastroenterology News Source Type: news

Whether a fashion model or not, some body image concerns are universal
When researchers from UCLA and the Laureate Institute for Brain Research in Tulsa, Oklahoma, wanted to test an app they created to measure body image perception, they went to the body image experts — fashion models.Sixty-five female models signed to professional modeling agencies in London were asked to step off the runway and into a laboratory to help researchers study Somatomap, a mobile and desktop app designed to research body image and ultimately to help doctors treat patients with eating and body dysmorphic disorders.Forthe study, published in the journal JMIR Mental Health, researchers also recruited 38 women ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - October 29, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Always cold as ice: 5 Possible reasons for cold intolerance and how to address them
(Natural News) Many people naturally feel colder than others. While it may seem like there’s no discernible cause, it’s possible that this cold intolerance is coming from an underlying condition. Here are five possible reasons why you feel colder than usual, and what you can do about it. (h/t to MedicalNewsToday.com) Anorexia nervosa Anorexia nervosa, or... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - October 27, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Incidence of anorexia nervosa in young people in the UK and Ireland: a national surveillance study
Observational surveillance study (305 incident cases) estimates an annual incidence rate for anorexia nervosa of 13.68 per 1000,000 population. Comparison with earlier estimates suggests that the incidence rate in children 12 years and under has increased over the past 10 years. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - October 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anorexia cases are almost DOUBLE estimates in 2006, figures suggest
Data analysed by Kings College London shows 3.2 children aged 8-12 per 100,000 are diagnosed per year. In 2006, the figure was 1.5 per 100,000 (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anorexia on the rise among younger children
Incidence of anorexia among young children in UK and Ireland appears to have doubled over a decade Related items fromOnMedica We are ‘sitting on a young people’s health time bomb’ Type 2 diabetes in 10 times more young people than realised UK lagging behind peers on child health Experts urge radical action on mental health crises Health-focused line on drugs misuse would save lives and money (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - October 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Eating Disorders | Medscape Eating Disorders | Medscape
Eating disorders are characterized by clinical disturbances in body image and eating behavior resulting in significant physical and psychological impairment. Disorders such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder are more prevalent in women and can result in serious long-term health consequences such as heart disease, kidney failure, and increased mortality. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - October 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news