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.
Binge eaters commonly prepare foods using a strange mixture of ingredients, such as mashed potatoes and Oreo cookies or chips with lemon, pork rinds, Italian dressing and salt, a new study says.
TUESDAY, June 26, 2012 (Health.com) — Diane Butrym doesn’t fit the stereotype of an eating disorder patient. She’s a 51-year-old microbiologist and mother of two, not a troubled teen or 20-something, yet for the past decade she has struggled with bulimia.
Butrym’s problem began in 2002, which was an eventful year for her. That March she [...]
MONDAY, May 10 (HealthDay News) — Medicines used to treat Parkinson’s disease may increase the risk of impulse control disorders, such as problem gambling, compulsive shopping and binge eating, researchers warn.
In a new study that included 3,090 patients being treated for Parkinson’s at 46 movement disorder centers in the United States and Canada, the researchers [...]
A pacemaker that electrically stimulates the stomach can help control chronic vomiting in people with severe stomach disorders, says a new study.
For the first time in more than a decade, the American Psychiatric Association has announced proposed changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), long considered the “Bible” of psychiatry.
We’ve voiced our skepticism over “miracle” supplements like açai berry and resveratrol in the past, and always thought the endorsements by Oprah and Dr. Mehmet Oz were a bit fishy. Now the TV twosome is firing back with legal action against companies that have used their names and images unlawfully. [Forbes]
News headlines this week announced victoriously how U.S. life expectancy has hit an all-time high, while death rate has dropped to an all-time low. While that’s still good news, now we look at the other half of the story: Our country is still behind about 30 others in this measure, and with all the life-saving advancements we’ve made, the numbers reported were modest at best. [Live Science]
WEDNESDAY, Dec. 10 (HealthDay News) — Science is verifying what many overeaters have suspected for a long time: sugar can be addictive.
In fact, the sweetener seems to prompt the same chemical changes in the brain seen in people who abuse drugs such as cocaine and heroin.
The findings were to be presented Wednesday at the American [...]