By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that some patients with anorexia or bulimia who receive targeted, noninvasive magnetic brain stimulation may experience relief from their binge eating and purging behaviors.
Doctors used a procedure called “repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation” on 20 patients with entrenched cases of anorexia or bulimia. [...]
By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) — Teenaged boys who pump iron and pop steroids in hopes of improving their appearance may be at risk for binge drinking and drug abuse, a new study suggests.
This kind of behavior is really a type of eating disorder, said lead researcher Alison Field, an associate professor [...]
By Kathleen DohenyHealthDay Reporter
THURSDAY, Aug. 8 (HealthDay News) — Urging a partner to diet may seem like a supportive thing to do, but a new study finds it can trigger unhealthy habits such as fasting and taking diet pills — measures that can then lead to severe eating disorders.
Both women and men tended to react [...]
By Denise MannHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) — There’s a right way and a wrong way to persuade your adolescent to eat healthy and help avoid obesity, a new study suggests.
Pointedly connecting food with fatness or talking about needed weight loss is the wrong way and could even encourage unhealthy eating habits, researchers report.
WEDNESDAY, March 6 (HealthDay News) — For people suffering from severe, tough-to-treat anorexia, having a biological “pacemaker” implanted in their brain may help ease the disorder, a small new study suggests.
The researchers noted that anorexia is the psychiatric disorder with the highest mortality rate and, although therapies exist, not everyone benefits in the long term. [...]
This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, dedicated to raising awareness about anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorder, and other conditions that involve preoccupations with food and weight. Think you know what an eating disorder is all about? You may not.