Medical News Today: Cachexia: Symptoms, Treatment, and Outlook
What causes cachexia, what are the risk factors, and what are the complications? Can cachexia be prevented, and what is cancer anorexia cachexia syndrome? (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Cancer / Oncology Source Type: news

Eating disorders in middle-aged women 'common'
Conclusion This well-designed cross-sectional analysis used data from an existing longitudinal study to investigate the prevalence of eating disorders in middle-aged women and see what childhood, parenting and personality risk factors were associated with the onset of an eating disorder. The research found that more than 1 in 10 middle aged women experience some form of eating disorder in their lifetime. It found that all potentially harmful childhood life events such as child sexual abuse, death of a carer and parental divorce, were associated with the onset of eating disorders. An association with traumatic life eve...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Food/diet Source Type: news

Shock research shows almost one in 25 middle-aged women suffer from an eating disorder
ANOREXIA, bulimia and binge-eating affect more middle-aged women than expected with almost one in 25 suffering from an eating disorder. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Sophie Braithwait from Sheffield starved herself to look like Cheryl
Sophie Braithwait, 19, of Sheffield, who starved herself to look like Cheryl Cole has told how she shrunk to just under 5st 13lbs after developing anorexia and living on an apple a day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Just Because My Body Looks Healthy Doesn’t Mean My Eating Disorder Isn’t Real
This post originally appeared on Bustle. By Ray Gallagher I have strong, broad shoulders and ropy back muscles. On my better days, I imagine that I have the arms of Michelle Obama and the abs of Ronda Rousey. I have the thick, defined quads and calves of someone who has been playing sports for over two decades. By most accounts, I adhere to conventional Western beauty standards. I am petite and trim. Since the dawn of the fitspo, athletic bodies are more “in” than ever, and I align with this idealized version of the female form. By all outward appearances, I am the Instagram-ready depiction of feminine health. ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 7, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Many Faces and Phases of Addictive Behaviors
This article was previously published in Recovery Today Magazine. To subscribe to this free online app, click here: www.recoverytodaymagazine.com  Andrea Wachter is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and author of Getting Over Overeating for Teens. She is also co-author of The Don't Diet, Live-It Workbook and Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Breaking the "I Feel Fat" Spell. Andrea is an inspirational counselor, author and speaker who uses professional expertise, humor and personal recovery to help others. For more information on her books, HuffPost blogs and other services, please visit www...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 25, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Renfrew Center to open 18th eating disorder treatment site
The Renfrew Center is expanding to Pittsburgh. The new site, set to open in the spring, will be the 18th residential eating disorder facility — dedicated exclusively to the treatment of adolescent girls and women — to be opened by the Philadelphia-based organization. The Pittsburgh center, like Renfrew’s other facilities, will specializ e in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and related mental illnesses. The services will be delivered through day treatment, intensive… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - December 21, 2016 Category: American Health Authors: John George Source Type: news

Given time, most women with anorexia or bulimia will recover
Contrary to what is often believed, around two-thirds of women with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa will eventually recover from their eating disorders, new research concludes. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 20, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Renfrew Center to open 18th eating disorder treatment site
The Renfrew Center is expanding to Pittsburgh. The new site, set to open in the spring, will be the 18th residential eating disorder facility — dedicated exclusively to the treatment of adolescent girls and women — to be opened by the Philadelphia-based organization. The Pittsburgh center, like Renfrew’s other facilities, will specializ e in the treatment of anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder and related mental illnesses. The services will be delivered through day treatment, intensive… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 20, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Given time, most women with anorexia or bulimia will recover
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A study from Massachusetts General Hospital investigators finds that, contrary to what is often believed, around two-thirds of women with anorexia nervosa or bulimia nervosa will eventually recover from their eating disorders. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 20, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

The Civil War Raging Inside My Body
This piece by Andrea Fitzgerald originally appeared on The Establishment, a new multimedia site funded and run by women. Content warning: discussion of calorie counting and weight loss. The last time I downloaded MyFitnessPal ― the “Free Calorie Counter, Diet & Exercise Journal” ― I was studying abroad in England for the year and going to formal dinners with three to five courses every week. I was wearing mini skirts that I pretended worked as both dinner and club attire, I was six months less wise, and 15 pounds too heavy. (Or rather, I thought I was.) After one Wednesday night...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

An N.F.L. Executive, Honoring His Lost Sister, Speaks Out About Anorexia
Fueled by regret, Paraag Marathe of the San Francisco 49ers has found his voice in helping to educate people about eating disorders and their treatments. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - December 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: PHIL BARBER Tags: Eating Disorders Anorexia Nervosa Mental Health and Disorders Philanthropy National Football League San Francisco 49ers Marathe, Paraag Source Type: news

Alice Clarke from Montreal overcomes anorexia to become a doctor  
Alice Clarke, 18, from Montreal in Quebec, Canada, dropped to 60lbs (4st 4lb) after developing the life-threatening illness four years ago. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Melbourne bodybuilding woman beats anorexia through exercise
Sophie Gajnik began obsessively dieting after she gained five kilograms while at university in Melbourne. Her weight plummeted to just 30kgs and her hair began falling out in clumps. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - December 7, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mark Austin: Anorexia put my daughter in danger
The ITN newsreader talks about struggling to get the right care. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'We've travelled 8,000 miles to see our anorexic daughter'
Bed shortages mean a young patient with anorexia has to be treated hundreds of miles from her family. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - November 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Plus-sized fashion blogger Cynthia Ramsay Noel reveals how she overcame anorexia
A Canadian fashion blogger Cynthia Ramsay Noel, 34, who weighs 308lbs (22st) and who who was once anorexic after suffering bullying as a teenager has revealed she still faces abuse online. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 24, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Judge: Severely anorexic woman can refuse force-feedings
29 year old weighs 69 pounds and has been in state psychiatric hospital in New Jersey since 2014 (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - November 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anorexic Woman Can Refuse Force-Feedings, Court Rules
An anorexic woman who weighs 69 pounds can refuse force-feedings, a New Jersey superior court judge ruled. The woman told the court that she doesn ’t want food or water and wants to enter palliative care. (Source: WSJ.com: Health)
Source: WSJ.com: Health - November 22, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: PAID Source Type: news

Anorexia Nervosa
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Source: eMedicineHealth.com - November 21, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Anorexic teenager Hollie Faye Cullen lived off six cups of tea a DAY
Hollie Faye Cullen from Devon struggled with anorexia since the age of 14. In the grip of her illness, she would often limit herself to just 250 calories a day and once lived off tea alone. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 10, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brains of those with anorexia and bulimia can override urge to eat
(University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus) Scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered the neurological reasons why those with anorexia and bulimia nervosa are able to override the urge to eat. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 7, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Teenager who starved herself after developing an extreme phobia of being sick lost so much weight her teachers thought she was anorexic
Phoebe Dormand, 19, from Harrogate, Yorkshire, was even scared of drinking water after developing emetophobia, a fear of being sick, when she was 12. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Jodie-Leigh Neil bounced back from severe anorexia
Jodie-Leigh Neil, 18, from Yateley, Hampshire, developed an eating disorder in 2013 after her best friend died in a tragic accident. She ate only 20 calories a day and weighed just 5st 5lbs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man 'got hepatitis from energy drinks': Doctors issue warning about consuming too many
The man, who has not been named, said he had developed anorexia and worsening abdominal pain after he started drinking four to five cans of energy drinks every day to stay awake at work (file photo). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - November 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Five stone anorexic who survived on just 20 calories a day shares her shocking photos to inspire others to seek help
Jodie-Leigh Neil, 18, from Yateley, Hampshire, developed an eating disorder in 2013 after her best friend died in a tragic accident. She ate only 20 calories a day and weighed just 5st 5lbs. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - October 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epidemiology of eating disorders in Europe: prevalence, incidence, comorbidity, course, consequences, and risk factors - Keski-Rahkonen A, Mustelin L.
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Eating disorders - anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder - affect numerous Europeans. This narrative review summarizes European studies on their prevalence, incidence, comorbidity, course, consequences, and risk fa... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Anorexic Stockport teen whose organs are failing is checked into clinic as 'last hope'
Adele Clay, 25, from Stockport, was taken to hospital after her heart rate dropped to a dangerous level from hypothermia. Her mother's desperate pleas found her a bed at a specialist clinic in London. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 30, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Former Miss America Explains Why Trump's Fat-Shaming Is So Hurtful
A former Miss America and eating disorder survivor is speaking out about why Donald Trump’s comments about women’s weight are so hurtful and urging Republicans to condemn their party’s standard-bearer. “Whether a woman has a job as a beauty queen or an engineer, weight should not be part of the evaluation of whether or not she is good at her job — unless it is explicitly stipulated in a contract,” Kirsten Haglund, who was Miss America in 2008, wrote in an op-ed in The New York Daily News. “For the sake of the future of the party, Republicans with resounding voice must condemn...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anorexic student Hannah Koestler from Warwick documents her recovery on Instagram
Hannah Koestler, 22, from Warwick, dropped to just 5 stone with a BMI of 11 during the grip of her anorexia and consumed just 100 calories a day, but she says she has since made a full recovery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Important Health Stories You May Have Missed
There's never a shortage of health-related headlines. I don't envy the editors of The Week magazine, who have to sift through countless inane weight-loss stories as well as seemingly important new research to determine just the right fit for the magazine's "Health Scare of the Week" column. Like those editors, the public has the arduous responsibility of judiciously deciding what news stories to toss aside and what stories to accept as important. Last week's story said red wine will protect your heart, this week it's toxic, and next week your choice of wine or beer make determine whether you are alive or dead by...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Cannabinoid Agonists Show Promise for Anorexia Cannabinoid Agonists Show Promise for Anorexia
Patients with anorexia nervosa could benefit from treatments exploiting the brain's cannabinoid system to help gain weight and reduce interest in exercise, preliminary results suggest.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - September 20, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Edinburgh woman developed anorexia after shedding TWENTY stone
Lisa Milburn, 32, from Edinburgh, once tipped the scales at  29 stone 7 lbs - but after managing to lose almost 20 stone she developed anorexia and restricted herself to 300 calories a day. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

From Extreme Thinness To Obesity: Physical Body And Psychological Health
I once overheard a conversation between two young girls discussing how much they had eaten during the day and that they needed to work out those calories. They looked skinny and thought they had to lose some more weight. They counted everything they ate and were on a strict diet not to gain any weight. I remembered myself when I was a teenager and was obsessed with my weight, and never was satisfied with the way I looked back then. Growing older, I asked myself: Is it really me who wasn't satisfied with the way I looked? And I had to answer that question negatively. It wasn't exactly me, but rather the external ideas of th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anorexic Laura Bardsley finally beats her demons after finding love on Tinder
Laura Bardsley, from Ormskirk, Lancashire, became anorexic and bulimic after the death of a family member. For nearly a decade she struggled with it, but a Tinder date that led to her recovery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 31, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Quick Lesson On What Trigger Warnings Actually Do
The University of Chicago sent a welcome letter to incoming freshmen, posted online Wednesday, where they made it abundantly clear that they do not support “trigger warnings” or “safe spaces” in classes or on campus. In other words, students who may be susceptible to mental health issues, like post-traumatic stress disorder or panic disorders, are underserving of a warning that a lecture or guest speaker may aggravate those issues or traumatic experiences. And just below a promise of inclusivity, respect and diversity, the university also stated that it would not provide zones on campus for students...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Life On Marbs' Danni Levy reveals exercise obsession saw weight plummet to 6st
EXCLUSIVE: Danni, 31, who lives in Marbella, said she suffered from anorexia athletica - a condition which saw her exercise for six hours a day. As she ate normally it went undetected by doctors. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Book Review: Pound for Pound
In Pound for Pound: A Story of One Woman’s Recovery and the Shelter Dogs who Loved Her Back to Life, Kopp writes of her struggle with bulimia. Weaving together memories of her childhood, her father’s struggle with alcoholism and its effects on the family, and her connection to dogs, she writes about her passion for animals and how she, during her darkest struggles, would often feel comfort and feel “seen for the real me” by the shelter dogs she cared for. It is difficult to find accurate information on the prevalence of number of people who suffer from eating disorders as this struggle often goes un...
Source: Psych Central - August 12, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Paula Lopez Tags: Book Reviews Bulimia Disorders Essays General Memory and Perception Motivation and Inspiration Personal Stories Psychology Treatment Anorexia Nervosa Binge Eating Disorder books about eating disorders Books on bulimia Bulimia N Source Type: news

Medical News Today: 'Feeling full' hormone increase in seniors may explain 'anorexia of aging'
Elderly adults have higher production of the hormone PYY, which suppresses appetite, study finds. This may explain unintentional weight loss in seniors. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - August 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news

Lack of Insight Linked to Brain Changes in Anorexia Nervosa Lack of Insight Linked to Brain Changes in Anorexia Nervosa
Abnormalities in brain regions involved in forming insight may explain why some patients with anorexia nervosa have trouble recognizing their dysfunctional eating habits, a new imaging study shows.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines)
Source: Medscape Psychiatry Headlines - August 5, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Far from home
A mother says her anorexic teenage daughter was passed to six different hospitals in two years, and now she has to travel 200 miles to see her. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - August 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feline Pancreatitis
Feline pancreatitis is inflammation of a cat's pancreas that can disrupt its normal functions and cause other symptoms as well. An inflamed pancreas is a serious problem, because the organ serves two vital functions in the body. It produces hormones -- insulin and glucagon -- that balance blood sugar. It also produces digestive enzymes such as amylase, lipase, and proteases, which enable the body to use carbohydrates, fats and proteins for energy. Symptoms of Pancreatitis in Cats In cats with pancreatitis, there are few overt symptoms. The most common signs are lethargy and lack of appetite. Since cats naturally sleep a ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 2, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Depressive symptoms during anorexia nervosa: state of the art and consequences for an appropriate use of antidepressants - Lebl é N, Radon L, Rabot M, Godart N.
OBJECTIVE: Depressive comorbidity is often associated with anorexia nervosa (AN), and antidepressant medication is widely used although it does not rely on any convincing data in the scientific literature. Our objectives were: to summarize the epidemiologi... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Individual differences associated with exposure to "ana-mia" websites: an examination of adolescents from 25 European countries - Almenara CA, Machackova H, Šmahel D.
This study explores the individual differences associated with adolescents' exposure to "ana-mia" websites (i.e., websites where people discuss ways to be very thin, such as being anorexic). Participants were adolescents from a large cross-national survey ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 26, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How 14-year-old Hannah lost two stone in five months in a worryingly common story
Hannah Crossland from Nottinghamshire started her struggle with anorexia during a family holiday to Spain. Experts say eating disorders among teenagers peak during the summer months. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Don ’t be stumped: This month’s USMLE Step 1 question
When it comes to taking exams, not all questions are created equal. If you ’re preparing for the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE®) Step 1 exam, you need this exclusive scoop on one of the most commonly missed USMLE test prep questions. Find out what this month’s challenging question is, and view an expert video explanation of the answer from Kapla n Medical. Welcome to this month ’s installment of the  AMA Wire ® series, Tutor talk: Tips from Kaplan Medical on the most missed USMLE test prep questions from Kaplan’s Qbank: Step 1. Each month, we’re reveal...
Source: AMA Wire - July 22, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Authors: Troy Parks Source Type: news

Teen Girls Who Play Sports Should Watch Out For These Worrying Health Signs
By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - As a growing number of teen girls participate in sports, doctors need to watch for health problems that can develop when these athletes exercise too much and don’t eat enough calories, some sports medicine experts argue. Taken together, the health issues - disordered eating, a halt in monthly menstrual cycles known as amenorrhea and a bone-thinning disease known as osteoporosis - are known as the female athlete triad. Girls may have just one of these problems or a combination, in varying degrees, according to the authors of a recent clinical guidance report in Pediatrics. “Th...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anorexia sufferers 'have brain abnormalities preventing them from seeing their habit' 
Experts at the University of Illinois at Chicago and UCLA claim to have identified abnormalities in the brain structure of anorexia patients that fuels their obsession to starve themselves. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Anorexia sufferers 'have brain abnormalities preventing them from seeing their habit'  
Experts at the University of Illinois at Chicago and UCLA claim to have identified abnormalities in the brain structure of anorexia patients that fuels their obsession to starve themselves. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Abnormalities found in 'insight' areas of the brain in anorexia
Abnormalities in brain regions involved in forming insight may help explain why some people with anorexia nervosa have trouble recognizing their dangerous, dysfunctional eating habits. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 19, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news