Janssen Showcases Commitment to Advancing Scientific Innovation in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) at CHEST 2021 Annual Meeting
TITUSVILLE, N.J. – October 14, 2021 – The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson announced today 11* abstracts highlighting data from its pulmonary hypertension (PH) portfolio will be presented at CHEST 2021, the annual meeting of the American College of Chest Physicians, held virtually October 17-20.Data presentations from eight abstracts will provide additional evidence supporting the role of objective multiparameter risk assessment approaches in helping to optimize treatment and care for pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), as well as the impact of earlier and comprehensive therapy with ...
Source: Johnson and Johnson - October 14, 2021 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Innovation Source Type: news

Anorexia survivor is finally given the all-clear after gaining 2 stone 
Charlotte Foster, 21, from Workington, saw her weight plummet to 6st 3lbs after she suffered with anorexia during lockdown, which saw her eating only lettuce, carrots and Coke Zero. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 5, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

BMD at Extremely Low Weight in Anorexia Nervosa Patients BMD at Extremely Low Weight in Anorexia Nervosa Patients
How prevalent is bone mineral density loss among extremely malnourished patients with anorexia nervosa?Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 30, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

What Do Anorexia Symptoms Feel Like
? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - September 20, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Record number of children on NHS waiting lists for eating disorder treatment amid Covid pandemic
There were 207 under-19s in England waiting for 'urgent' care for conditions including bulimia and anorexia by the end of June - the highest number since records began in 2016. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Incidence and outcomes of eating disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic, British Journal of Psychiatry
Summary There are concerns that eating disorders have become commoner during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Using the electronic health records of 5.2 million people aged under 30, mostly in the USA, we show that the diagnostic incidence was 15.3% higher in 2020 overall compared with previous years (relative risk 1.15, 95% CI 1.12 −1.19). The relative risk increased steadily from March 2020 onwards, exceeding 1.5 by the end of the year. The increase occurred solely in females, and primarily related to teenagers and anorexia nervosa. A higher proportion of patients with eating disorders in 2020 had ...
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - August 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Obese woman became anorexic in just 15 months after dropping to just 7.5st
Natalie Bradley, 32, from Radcliffe, Manchester, would spend hours exercising every day day, walking up to 50,000 steps, and became obsessed with losing weight. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 19, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The interpersonal-psychological theory of suicide to explain suicidal risk in eating disorders: a mini-review - Zeppegno P, Calati R, Madeddu F, Gramaglia C.
Suicide is a major cause of death in Eating Disorders (EDs) and particularly in anorexia nervosa (AN). The aim of the present mini-review was to summarize the literature focusing on the interpersonal-psychological theory of suicide (IPTS) by Thomas E. Join... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 8, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Body ’ s ‘ Signals ’ May Feel Different in People With Anorexia, Depression
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - June 24, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Body's'Signals' May Feel Different in People With Anorexia, Depression
THURSDAY, June 24, 2021 -- The brain interprets physical signals differently in people with depression, anorexia and some other mental health disorders, new research shows. British scientists examined " interoception " -- the brain's ability to sense... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - June 24, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Eating disorders such as anorexia among teens spiked by as much as 300% during the COVID-19 pandemic
Instances of teenagers showing up to a Boston hospital with an eating disorder increased by 300 percent last year as many teens faced mental health issues during the pandemic. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study shows brain differences in interpreting physical signals in mental health disorders
(University of Cambridge) Researchers have shown why people with mental health disorders, including anorexia and panic disorders, experience physical signals differently. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

What Are Some Indications for Using Dexamethasone?
Discussion Corticosteroids are a group of drugs which can be naturally or synthetically produced. Naturally occurring substances are produced in the adrenal gland, and are protein-bound (primarily corticosteroid-binding globulin and albumin). In the target tissues, they may need to be converted to an active substance. They are then reduced, oxidized, hydroxylated or conjugated as measures to inactivate them. Synthetic steroids have less protein binding and depending on their structure are more or less resistant to inactivation. Prednisone is the glucocorticoid most often used for treatment, especially as it has a short hal...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 7, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Childhood BMI Tied to Later Eating Disorder Risk
Low BMI associated with higher risks for anorexia, higher BMI associated with increased risks for bulimia (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 26, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Conference News, Source Type: news

Body mass index during childhood linked with risk of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa in later life
(European Association for the Study of Obesity) New research being presented at the European Congress on Obesity (ECO) held online this year, suggests that among girls a low body mass index (BMI) during childhood indicates a higher risk of developing anorexia nervosa as young adults, whereas a high BMI or overweight in childhood indicates a higher risk of bulimia nervosa. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 9, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

EVE SIMMONS: Why the NHS must stop treating people with anorexia like prisoners
EVE SIMMONS: My friend Sushila Phillips, the eldest daughter of equality campaigner Trevor Phillips (both pictured), died aged just 36, following a 20-year struggle with anorexia. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 8, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The role of food in the family relationships of adolescents with anorexia nervosa and bulimia in northeastern Brazil: a qualitative study using photo elicitation - Ramalho JAM, El Husseini M, Bloc L, Bucher-Maluschke JSNF, Moro MR, Lachal J.
Family components can play roles both as protective factors and maintenance mechanisms of eating disorders. We aimed to investigate the role of food in the family relationships of adolescents with anorexia nervosa and bulimia in northeastern Brazil. Using ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Eating Disorders in Teens Have ‘Exploded’ in the Pandemic
Here ’s what parents need to know. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - April 28, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Lisa Damour Tags: Eating Disorders Anorexia Nervosa Anxiety and Stress Weight Mental Health and Disorders Teenagers and Adolescence Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Parenting National Eating Disorders Assn Source Type: news

A receptor that controls appetite presents a target for anorexia, suggests mouse study
(American Association for the Advancement of Science) By targeting a receptor in the brains of mice, researchers have successfully altered feeding and anxiety-like behaviors linked to anorexia. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - April 21, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Big Brother star was released from hospital 12 hours before she died weighing less than 31kg
Tragic Big Brother star Nikki Grahame was the victim of a series of care failures that led to her 'entirely avoidable' death from anorexia, those closest to the 38-year-old have claimed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The NHS failings that cost Nikki Grahame her life
Tragic Big Brother star Nikki Grahame was the victim of a series of NHS care failures that led to her 'entirely avoidable' death from anorexia, those closest to the 38-year-old have claimed. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 18, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Big Brother UK' Legend Nikki Grahame Dead at 38
Nikki Grahame has died at the age of 38 following her battle with anorexia. After news of her death, the 'Big Brother' world is reacting. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 10, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A specific association between laxative misuse and suicidal behaviours in patients with anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa - Lengvenyte A, Strumila R, Maimoun L, Seneque M, Oli é E, Lefebvre P, Renard E, Courtet P, Guillaume S.
This study aims to determine the associat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 5, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Yale, VA researchers investigate eating disorders in veterans
Two new studies find that eating disorders — including atypical anorexia and binge-eating — are common among some veterans, offering guidance for treatment. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - April 1, 2021 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

When I Lost My Sense of Taste to Covid, Anorexia Stepped In
With flavor gone, my old eating disorder came roaring back. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - March 3, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mallary Tenore Tarpley Tags: Taste Quarantine (Life and Culture) Senses and Sensation Anorexia Nervosa Eating Disorders Mental Health and Disorders Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Smell (Olfaction) Source Type: news

People with eating disorders will die if they can't get treatment, say experts
AN EATING disorder catastrophe is mounting as NHS staff struggle to cope with rising demand. Case numbers have soared in the UK over the past decade. And now the pandemic has restricted access to services for many of the 1.6 million people suffering from anorexia, bulimia and other disorders, according to experts. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - February 21, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Challenge to anorexia nervosa treatment guidelines
(Flinders University) New analysis published in The Lancet Psychiatry has shown a lack of strong evidence to support current guidance on psychological therapies for treating anorexia nervosa over expert treatment as usual. The findings highlight a need for further research and support a call for individual trial data to be made available so the benefits of treatments in specific patient populations can be better understood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 15, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Childhood maltreatment and eating disorders: a prospective investigation - Talmon A, Widom CS.
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether childhood maltreatment is a risk factor for two eating disorders (anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa) using objective and subjective case definitions. METHODS: Using a prospective cohorts design, children with doc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The paradox of Tik Tok anti-pro-anorexia videos: how social media can promote non-suicidal self-injury and anorexia - Logrieco G, Marchili MR, Roversi M, Villani A.
The literature shows that social pressure promotes non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) Eating disorders, along with self-injury, are also favored by underregulated social media. Tik Tok is one of the most used social media platforms among adolescents. It has b... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Doorway Study Reveals How Anorexia Changes ‘ Body Awareness ’
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 19, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Dermatology, Neurology, Psychiatry, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Doorway Study Reveals How Anorexia Changes'Body Awareness '
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 20, 2021 -- A study that examined how people walked through doorways provides new insight into anorexia's effect on a person's body image. It's long been known that people with anorexia overestimate their body size, but this study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 19, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lockdown raised anxiety in people with anorexia and their carers, but online resources helped, NIHR Evidence
The lockdowns and restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted eating disorder services. People with anorexia nervosa experienced a loss of routine, heightened anxieties, and increased symptoms. Carers felt more concern and greater responsibility for their loved ones. Despite these difficulties, some patients and carers benefitted from digital self-management resources. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - January 14, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do Gut Microbes Play a Role in Anorexia?
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - January 12, 2021 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry, Alternative Medicine, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Do Gut Microbes Play a Role in Anorexia?
TUESDAY, Jan. 12, 2021 -- Gut microbes may play a significant role in the eating disorder anorexia, a new British study says. Researchers from the University of Oxford reviewed available evidence suggesting that in people with anorexia gut microbes... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 12, 2021 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Gut microbes may antagonize or assist in anorexia
(Frontiers) Anorexia is a debilitating eating disorder, and was long thought to be purely psychological. New research is challenging this by revealing that gut microbes may have a significant role in anorexia. A recent review examines the evidence that gut microbes can contribute to anorexia and may provide a new method to treat it. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - January 12, 2021 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Consumer Health: Teens and eating disorders
Eating disorders are serious conditions related to persistent eating behaviors that negatively affect health, emotions and the ability to function in important areas of life. The most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. Although eating disorders can occur at any age, they often develop in the teens and early [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - January 12, 2021 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Anorexia and Diarrhea Top GI Symptoms in COVID-19 Patients Anorexia and Diarrhea Top GI Symptoms in COVID-19 Patients
Patients with severe COVID-19 were significantly more likely than those with milder cases to have GI symptoms of anorexia and diarrhea, as well as abnormal liver function.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - January 5, 2021 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Drug-induced liver injury caused by "khat," an herbal stimulant - Palacios Argueta P, Attar B, Sikavi C, Alagiozian-Angelova V, Mishra S.
We describe a case of Catha edulis (Khat) drug-induced liver injury in a 28-year-old man from Yemen. The patient presented with jaundice, fatigue, and anorexia. Extensive workup, including liver biopsy, was performed. This is the first reported case in the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

What Areas of the Physical Examination are Important in the Pre-participation Physical Examination?
Discussion Participation in organized or non-organized, recreational to elite sports activities can provide excellent recreational and leisure time activities and improve physical and mental health for participants. The Aspen Institute in 2018 reported that more kids are being physically active, more are trying different sports, and multisports play is increasing rather than strict specialization. Unfortunately they note that there is an economic inequality with children from lower-socioeconomic circumstances playing less organized sports. About 70% of children and youth participate in an individual or team sport, but unfo...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - December 7, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Anorexia inquests: 'Confront it early. Get help.'
Simon Brown's daughter Emma died after a long fight against anorexia nervosa. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 6, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Psychological characteristics and childhood adversity of adolescents with atypical anorexia nervosa versus anorexia nervosa - Pauls A, Dimitropoulos G, Marcoux-Louie G, Singh M, Patten SB.
This study aims to examine psychological morbidity and exposure to childhood adversity in adolescents with AAN compared to adolescents with anorexia ner... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Yale finds neuron behind fatal anorexia, and solution in high-fat diet
Inhibition of a neuron that helps the body access alternative forms of fuel may be one cause behind death from anorexia nervosa, Yale research finds. (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - October 28, 2020 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Higher calorie treatment for people hospitalized with anorexia
People hospitalized for anorexia improved more quickly when fed higher calories than normally used in treatment. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - October 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is There a Better Therapy for Hospitalized Anorexia Patients?
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Sports Medicine, Nutrition, News, Source Type: news

Higher - Calorie Refeeding Beneficial in Anorexia Nervosa
Medical stability restored significantly earlier; no increase seen in electrolyte abnormalities, adverse events (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - October 20, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news

Is There a Better Therapy for Hospitalized Anorexia Patients?
TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2020 -- It may seem counterintuitive, but when someone with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa is hospitalized, treatment often begins by cutting calories. Now, new research suggests that those eating restrictions can be safely... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - October 20, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Higher-Calorie Refeeding Beneficial in Anorexia Nervosa
TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2020 -- For adolescents and young adults with anorexia nervosa or atypical anorexia nervosa, higher-calorie refeeding restores medical stability significantly earlier than lower-calorie refeeding, with no increase in electrolyte... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - October 20, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Researchers to enroll 6,000 for world's largest study of eating disorders
UNC-Chapel Hill researchers are looking to enroll more than 6,000 patients in what will end up being the world's largest genetic study of eating disorders. The Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative (EDGI) "aims to identify the hundreds of genes that influence a person’s risk" of developing three different eating disorders: anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder. Cynthia Bulik, a UNC professor in the Department of Psychiatry a nd a principal investigator of the EDGI, says… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - October 19, 2020 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Seth Thomas Gulledge Source Type: news

Amanda Bowles: Doctor error contributed to anorexic woman's death
An eating disorder psychiatrist apologises to Amanda Bowles' family for not intervening sooner. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - September 18, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

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