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Parents Should Be Involved in Teen’s Bulimia Treatment: Study

September 18, 2015

FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Teens with bulimia recover faster when their parents are involved in their treatment, new research reports.
Traditionally, parents have been excluded from the treatment and counseling of teens with bulimia, the researchers said. But, the study’s authors found that having parents play a role in their children’s treatment was […]

Men With Eating Disorders Often Ignore Symptoms Because It’s a ‘Female Problem’

April 9, 2014

The widely held belief that only women experience eating disorders delays men with these conditions from getting treatment, a new British study says.

Magnetic Brain Stimulation Shows Promise Against Eating Disorders

November 12, 2013

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. […]

Bodybuilding Boys Often Try Drugs and Alcohol, Study Finds

November 4, 2013

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 […]

For Obese Kids, Weight Loss Can Sometimes Lead to Anorexia

September 9, 2013

Obese children and teens who lose weight are in danger of developing eating disorders — including anorexia and bulimia — and a new study highlights how this can happen.

1 in 3 Young Americans Has Suffered Dating Violence: Survey

July 31, 2013

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) — More than one-third of U.S. teens and young adults say they’ve suffered abuse during dating and about one-third say they’ve been perpetrators of abuse, new research finds. About one-quarter say they’ve been both an abuser and a victim.
It’s not clear how the research defines dating violence […]

5 Must-Know Facts About Eating Disorders

February 26, 2013

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.

Strange Food Pairings May Signal Binge Eating: Study

January 7, 2013

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.

Eating Disorders: Not Just for the Young

June 26, 2012

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 […]

Parkinson's Drugs Tied to Compulsive Behaviors

May 10, 2010

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 […]


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