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
Exploring the link between emotional child abuse and anorexia nervosa: a psychopathological correlation - Rai T, Mainali P, Raza A, Rashid J, Rutkofsky I.
Eating disorders (ED) are well known psychiatric disorders associated with dysregulated eating behaviors and related thoughts and emotions. Common eating disorders are bulimia nervosa (BN), anorexia nervosa (AN), and binge eating disorders (BED). There is ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Ombudsman probes failings of its own investigation
The Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman has launched a review of failings in relation to an investigation into the death of a young woman with anorexia, HSJ has learned. (Source: HSJ)
Source: HSJ - October 2, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news
Health Tip: What's Behind Cold Intolerance
-- Cold temperatures can be unpleasant, even for healthy people. But for those with cold intolerance, cold temperatures can be quite uncomfortable. MedlinePlus mentions these potential triggers of cold intolerance: Anemia. Anorexia nervosa. Blood... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - September 25, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Adolescents are not just smaller adults: consideration of growth plates and pubertal stage when addressing bone mineral density in adolescents with anorexia nervosa - Peebles R.
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a treatable brain-based disorder with long-term skeletal implications, adversely impacting bone health in a high percentage of sufferers. As AN frequently onsets in the adolescent years, and this period is also a time for acquis... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Concept Clearance » Post-Acute Interventions for the Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa
This concept seeks applications for projects to evaluate preliminary effectiveness of interventions targeting sustained and enhanced clinical response following acute treatment for anorexia nervosa (AN). In this pilot research phase, trials should be designed to evaluate the feasibility, tolerability, acceptability, safety, and target engagement, as well as potential effectiveness, with a deployment-focused approach to facilitate approaches that are scalable to community settings. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - September 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news
Christopher Eccleston health: 'It was a filthy secret' Doctor Who star's health battle
CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON is best known for playing Doctor Who. In a new autobiography, the actor has opened up about that time, revealing he was in the grip of depression and anorexia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Clinical and personality characteristics of adolescents with anorexia nervosa with or without non-suicidal self-injurious behavior - Davico C, Amianto F, Gaiotti F, Lasorsa C, Peloso A, Bosia C, Vesco S, Arletti L, Reale L, Vitiello B.
This study examined clinical and temperament profile of female adolescents with both disorders (AN+NSSI) as compared with peers with AN only. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Christopher Eccleston: 'I'm a lifelong body-hater'
Doctor Who star reveals his "lifelong battle" with anorexia and how he considered suicide. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Former anorexic who took her parents to court to stop them feeding her has miracle family of her own
Former anorexic Vicki Carter, 36, from Greater Manchester, weighed four stone at 15 years old, and took her parents to court for feeding her has made major U-turn and is expecting first child. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Officials: 8 Wisconsin Teens Sickened After Vaping
Eight Wisconsin teenagers required hospitalization last month after using vaping products, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. The teens, who lived in Milwaukee, Waukesha, and Winnebago counties, became ill after vaping in the weeks and months prior to their July hospitalization, officials said. Their symptoms first included a cough, shortness of breath, and, fatigue. Other symptoms reported by some included fever, anorexia, chest pain, nausea, and diarrhea, said Dr. Jonathan Meiman, chief medical officer for the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Some of the teens required intubation, but they ...
Source: JEMS: Journal of Emergency Medical Services News - August 1, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: JEMS Staff Tags: News Source Type: news
Why does my scalp hurt if I brush my hair or shower? ASK THE GP
Why does my scalp hurt? Dr. Martin discusses on a condition called occipital neuralgia and the treatments for eating disorder anorexia nervosa. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
The Dengue Dance?
Discussion Dengue is an important arboviral infection that affects about 40% of the world population. It is found mainly in topical and subtropical areas of the world mainly in developing countries but it range is spreading including the United States. A review of common arboviruses can be found here. It is a flaviavirus with 4 distinct serotypes named DENV-1 through DENV-4 and is spread by A. aegypti a day biting mosquito. Infection with one serotype confers immunity to that serotype but not the others. It does offer some protection for cross-infection but this only lasts a few months. Incubation period is 3-14 days with ...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 29, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Room to grow: how allotment life can be the best therapy
When his wife became ill, Barney Norris found that growing his own food helped him through the traumaFor the past year I ’ve kept an allotment. Taking it over in a state of disrepair, some years after the death of the previous tenant, I’ve cleared weeds, dug beds, planted apple trees, improvised panels for the greenhouse out of bits of transparent plastic conservatory roof, mowed grass and failed to fix the leak i n the potting shed. In between all that, I’ve grown vegetables.I ’ve always had an interest in gardening. My mother encouraged me and my brother and sister to keep a flower bed each when w...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 27, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Barney Norris Tags: Allotments Life and style Psychology Science Health & wellbeing Food Gardens Anorexia Source Type: news
Eating Disorders You ’ ve Probably Never Heard Of
American culture seems obsessed with dieting. According to the Centers for Disease Control, almost 70% of Americans over the age of 20 are overweight, including 35% that are considered obese. In kids and teens, it’s 17%. Meanwhile, the cultural ideal is to be fit, thin, and trim. The quest for body perfection has created a U.S. weight loss industry that was estimated to be worth $68.2 billion in 2017. In 2018, the fitness industry topped $30 billion. While 45 million Americans go on a diet every year and 54 million Americans paid for gym memberships last year, the sad reality is that most diets fail and most pe...
Source: Psych Central - July 24, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. Tags: Eating Disorders Exercise Healthy Living Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder Disordered Eating food aversion Muscle Dysmorphia Orthorexia unhealthy dieting Source Type: news
Researcher finds genetic connection to anorexia
The key? Identifying metabolic "blind spots." (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 24, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news
Medical News Today: Metabolic factors likely contribute to anorexia
A genetic study suggests that anorexia nervosa has metabolic as well as psychiatric components and opens the door to new treatments for the illness. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Eating Disorders Source Type: news
Anorexia, DNA, and false distinctions | Letters
All psychiatric conditions are caused by an interaction between a person ’s mind and body, writesPeter White. Anorexia is a quite recent phenomenon, writesDeclan FlynnWhile it ’s welcome news that researchers have found that certain metabolic genes are linked to anorexia nervosa (Anorexia ‘not solely a psychiatric problem’, 16 July), I suggest that Gerome Breen and colleagues have made a conceptual error in suggesting that this means the condition is not psychiatric. Psychiatric conditions are illnesses primarily concerning mental processes and symptoms, but this definition does not imply a psycholo...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 17, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Anorexia Eating disorders Society Psychiatry Psychology Science Genetics Biology Anxiety Source Type: news
The Genetics of Anorexia: A Disorder of Metabolism? The Genetics of Anorexia: A Disorder of Metabolism?
A genome-wide association study of anorexia nervosa suggests that its origins may not be purely psychiatric.Medscape (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - July 16, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Commentary Source Type: news
Study study suggests anorexia linked to metabolic disorder
Anorexia nervosa, is an eating disorder that causes people to obsess about weight, might be at least partly linked to a metabolic disorder -- and not purely psychiatric as previously thought -- according to new research. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Health Highlights: July 16, 2019
Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Anorexia May Have Roots in Metabolism: Study There's a link between the eating disorder anorexia nervosa and metabolism, a new study finds. " It... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 16, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
New Zealanders involved in global study showing genetic predisposition for anorexia
(University of Otago) University of Otago, Christchurch researchers played a key role in new global research showing the causes of the eating disorder anorexia are likely metabolic as well as psychological. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Genetic Study Points to Metabolic Roots of Anorexia Nervosa
Some variants implicated in the disease are also linked to other psychiatric disorders. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - July 15, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news
Anorexia not just a psychiatric problem, scientists find
Discovery of metabolic causes opens door to new treatments for dangerous eating disorderScientists have found that the devastating eating disorder anorexia nervosa is not purely a psychiatric condition but is also driven by problems with metabolism.The finding may help to explain doctors ’ poor record in treating the illness and pave the way for radical new approaches to predict and treat those who are most at risk.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - July 15, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Medical research Eating disorders Science Mental health Society World news UK news Source Type: news
Anorexia stems from body as well as mind – study
The eating disorder charity Beat said the findings were groundbreaking. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 15, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Medical expert: Eating disorder legislation ‘hugely important’
In the wave of laws passed prior to the end of the recent legislative session in New York, one in particular will go a long way toward helping medical patients in need. The bill amended New York’s Mental Health Parity Law to expand what insurance providers must cover when it comes to eating disorders. Previously, providers were only mandated to cover anorexia and bulimia. “What people don’t understand is human beings don’t fit neatly into boxes. Just be cause you don’t fit into a box… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 15, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Patrick Connelly Source Type: news
Researchers find anorexia genetic variants, redefine it as metabolic and psychiatric
(University of North Carolina Health Care) The large-scale genome-wide association study, led by UNC's Cynthia M. Bulik, Ph.D., FAED, founding director of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders, and Gerome Breen, Ph.D., of King's College London suggests that the origins of the eating disorder include a combination of metabolic and psychiatric components. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
‘I used to scream: For God’s sake, just eat!’
One family on their struggle to find support after their daughter was diagnosed with anorexia. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
What Are Common Presentations for Budd-Chairi in Adolescents?
Discussion Budd-Chiari syndrome (BCS) is a rare liver disease caused by hepatic venous outflow obstruction (HVOTO). The obstruction can be anywhere from the small intrahepatic veins up to the inferior vena cava junction with the right atrium. The liver parenchyma itself is not directly affected but becomes compromised because of the increased hepatic sinusoidal pressure over time. The causes include: prothrombic events (35% of cases such as Protein C or Protein S deficiency, Factor V Leiden or antithrombin deficiency), myeloproliferative conditions, oral contraceptive use, and local factors. BCS can occur in any age but i...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 8, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news