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Marking anorexia with a brain protein

Eating disorders are frequently seen as psychological or societal diseases, but do they have an underlying biological cause? A new study shows that the levels of a brain protein differ between healthy and anorexic women. Anorexia is a serious and occasionally fatal eating disorder most commonly...

New CT technology shows anorexia impairs adolescent bone development

OAK BROOK, Ill. Children and teenagers with even mild cases of anorexia exhibit abnormal bone structure, according to a new study appearing in the December issue of Radiology and presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "Adolescence is the most cri...

People with anorexia less likely to be blamed when biology, genetics explained

CHAPEL HILL People given a biological and genetics-based explanation for the causes of anorexia nervosa were less likely to blame people with anorexia for their illness than those given a sociocultural explanation, a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill study found. This is a potentiall...

Having Twin Sister Boosts Men's Anorexia Risk

Shared fetal environment may be to blame, researchers say MONDAY, Dec. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Males with a twin sister are more likely than other males to develop the eating disorder anorexia nervosa, scientists say. The finding supports the theory that exposure to female sex hormones in the w...

Spectrum of Eating Disorders - from Anorexia to Obesity - are Cause for Rising Concern among K-12 Students and Educators

National Eating Disorders Assn. (NEDA) Educators Seminar Thursday, October 4 in San Diego Informs Teachers, Administrators on how to Identify and Help Children at Risk NEW YORK, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Educators are in a unique position to save lives when ...

Sense of taste different in women with anorexia nervosa

Although anorexia nervosa is categorized as an eating disorder, it is not known whether there are alterations of the portions of the brain that regulate appetite. Now, a new study finds that women with anorexia have distinct differences in the insulta the specific part of the brain that is impor...

Science Could Erase Stigma of Anorexia

Better understanding of genetic, biological causes could lead more to feel comfortable seeking treatment FRIDAY, Jan. 11 (HealthDay News) -- When people understand the genetics and biology of anorexia nervosa, they are less likely to blame those with the eating disorder for their illness, says a...

Brain Activity Points to Origins of Anorexia

MRI scans reveal differences in neurological reward responses MONDAY, Dec. 3 (HealthDay News) -- Women who've had anorexia nervosa have markedly different brain activity patterns than those who've never had the eating disorder, a new study suggests. A team at the University of Pittsburgh Scho...

Miller Defends Knightley Against Anorexia Rumours

Actress Sienna Miller has refuted speculations that her fellow star Keira Knightley is suffering from eating disorder anorexia . The speculations about Knightley being afflicted by the disorder started doing the rounds earlier this year when she appeared thinner than usual. But Mill...

'Families' - Doesn’t Cause Anorexia Nervos

Researchers from an international group of eating disorders say that the misstatements and ignorance claiming that families "cause" eating disorders is like blaming// parents for diabetes or asthma or cancer. Recent damaging statements by fashion model Gisele Bundchen stating that unsupporti...

Use of Anti-Depressant Does not Help Patients with Anorexia Nervosa

CHICAGO - Use of the anti-depressant fluoxetine did not help patients with anorexia nervosa who had restored their body weight maintain// that weight or reduce their risk of relapse, according to a study in the June 14 issue of JAMA. Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder primarily affecting yo...

Women With Anorexia Have Altered Brain Activity

People suffering from anorexia nervosa have the similar brain activities that are associated anxiety and other emotional disorders. // The study was published in the September issue of Archives of General Psychiatry . Previous evidence has suggested that alterations in the activity of serotonin...

Overactive brain regions can lead to anorexia nervosa

Over activity of a chemical in a specific region of the brain may be responsible// for the eating disorder of anorexia nervosa. Anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder characterized by purposeful weight loss that is often brought about by the patient. Poor self-image often causes the disorder t...

PET Scan find the Area of Brain Responsible for Anorexia Nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa is a condition that usually affects young women and the condition// can sometimes be fatal. Now researcher think it is due to overactive dopamine receptors in the basal ganglia region of the brain. People with anorexia nervosa are driven to be excessively thin and are unaware...

Women cured of anorexia nervosa have redistributed body fat after weight gain

Women, who had suffered from the condition of anorexia nervosa and got cured,// often may have redistributed body fat. When they start gaining weight after their harmful health condition, the increased body fat does not get distributed in the same manner as it was before. Instead the body fat often...

The Dangers Of Anorexia

A new study shows the eating disorder anorexia nervosa causes great harm to the health of adolescent girls // and affects many of the body’s most important systems. Studies in the past have shown adverse bodily affects from the disease, but most have been conducted among women who were so sick t...

From Six to Sixty, Everyone is Prone to Anorexia

Eating disorders like Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa can affect children as young as seven years old to older men and women. This is no longer a disorder restricted to// young women alone. Anorexia Nervosa is where people restrict their intake of food and bulimia exhibits the behavior o...

Why anorexic patients cling to their eating disorder

...xamined a total of 30 young women with and without anorexia by means of functional magnetic resonance imaging ...f the MRI images also showed that in patients with anorexia compared with healthy subjects, a certain network ...ia. "We have developed a treatment program for anorexia patients that specifically targets the flexible mo...

Boehringer Ingelheim to Commence Phase III Study Investigating the Role of BIBW 2992 as First-Line Treatment for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Patients with EGFR Mutations

..., age, weight, height, gender, smoking status, etc.).(7) The most common (greater than 10%) Grades 1-3 adverse events were vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, anorexia and abdominal pain.(7) Updated efficacy and safety data from this study demonstrated that patients with an ECOG performance status of 0-1 had...

Centocor Ortho Biotech Statement on the FDA ODAC Opinion Regarding DOXIL(R) for Treatment of Advanced Breast Cancer

...), nausea (46 percent vs 63 percent), stomatitis (41 percent vs 15 percent), vomiting (33 percent vs 44 percent), diarrhea (21 percent vs 35 percent), anorexia (20 percent vs 22 percent), dyspnea (15 percent vs 23 percent), HFS (51 percent vs 1 percent), and rash (29 percent vs 12 percent) In addit...

Teens With Eating Disorders Benefit From Parents' Help

...limia binge eat and then purge, whereas those with anorexia nervosa limit food and become dangerously thin bec... Eating Disorders , followed 32 teenage girls with anorexia and found that 75 percent of them were in full rem...He said that the approach has been studied more in anorexia than in bulimia but that it is used for both. I...

Health Plans and IROs Can Work Together to Determine Proper Care for Eating Disorders

...ditionally they deliver the appropriate standard of care, says NAIRO, a trade organization of IROs. "The average cost of treating a patient with anorexia to health insurers exceeds $6,000 a year," said Joyce Muller, president of NAIRO. "By identifying and providing the appropriate level of care initiall...

Remuda Ranch Reports Eating Disorders on the Rise Among Elderly

...ften than most health professionals realize. Recent research reports eating disorders in elderly women have increased and the majority of deaths from anorexia nervosa occur in people over age 65. "Because few health professionals think of screening for eating disorders in the elderly, many elderly eati...

Aplenzin(TM), the Only Single Tablet Once-Daily Treatment for Depression at All Doses, Now Available in the United States

...HCl), WELLBUTRIN SR(R) (bupropion HCl) Sustained-Release Tablets, or any other medications that contain bupropion, patients who have or had bulimia or anorexia nervosa, patients undergoing abrupt discontinuation of alcohol or sedatives (including benzodiazepines), patients who have shown an allergic response ...

Milkshakes are medicine for anorexic teens in family-based outpatient therapy

...his is just the approach used in one treatment for anorexia nervosa. Known as Behavioral Family Therapy, or th...ell Medical College. "Traditionally, patients with anorexia have been treated in a hospital setting or through...eeding helps to break this vicious cycle. With the anorexia in charge, the adolescent really cannot regain the...

European Commission and United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Both Approve New Options for Patients With Certain Primary Brain Tumors

...re alopecia 69%, 55%; fatigue 54%, 61%; nausea 36%, 49%; vomiting 20%, 29%; anorexia 19%, 27%; headache 19%, 23%; rash 19%, 13%; constipation 18%, 22%; with th...ne), respectively, were fatigue 7%, 9%; nausea 1%, 1%; vomiting <1%, 2%; anorexia 1%, 1%; headache 2%, 4%; constipation 1%, 0%; convulsions 3%, 3%; thrombocy...

Varicella zoster infection causes severe autoimmune hepatitis

...fection (chicken pox), which he contracted from close contact with infected family members. Despite recovery from the skin eruption, he had persistent anorexia and intermittent right upper quadrant pain. One month later he developed increasing jaundice. His physical examination revealed jaundice and hepatomeg...

The Renfrew Center Foundation Partners with 2008 Miss America Kirsten Haglund and Her Mom, Iora Haglund, to Empower Parents to Fight Eating Disorders

... in a way, magical, but there was nothing magical about us getting past her anorexia as a family--the struggles, heartache, pain and hard work," said Iora Haglu... Kirsten Haglund At the age of 12, Kirsten Haglund began struggling with anorexia nervosa. Although both of her parents were nurses, they failed to recogniz...

Eating Disorder International Symposium - Shoreline Center for Eating Disorder Treatment and Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Converge on Solving the Life-Threatening Illness

... CA to discuss the newest treatment methods and research aimed at combating anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorders. Shoreline Center for E...ing Disorder Treatment , the only Long Beach facility dedicated to treating anorexia and bulimia nervosa, is one of the sponsors of the International Associatio...

Dentists Often First to Spot Eating Disorders in Patients

...nd psychological health. The three most common eating disorders are anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder. The eating may...ging for those individuals with bulimia nervosa. For those individuals with anorexia nervosa, which is characterized by self-induced starvation, poor nutrition ...

An adjuvant chemotherapeutic agent in gastric cancer therapy

...cascade is weakly understood. Astragalus memebranaceus,a traditional chinese herbal medicine used for the treatment of common cold , diarrhea, fatigue anorexia and cardiac diseases. In recent years, it has been proposed that Astragalus may possess anti-apoptosis potential in peritoneal mesothelial cell. In sp...

PEGASYS(R) Proven Effective as Hepatitis C Treatment for Latino Patients, According to Article in The New England Journal of Medicine

...y/nervousness (33 percent), insomnia (30 percent), alopecia (28 percent), neutropenia (27 percent), nausea/vomiting (25 percent), rigors (25 percent), anorexia (24 percent), injection site reaction (23 percent), arthralgia (22 percent), depression (20 percent), pruritus (19 percent) and dermatitis (16 percent...

New psychotherapy has potential to treat majority of cases of eating disorders

...ess common. Three eating disorders are recognised: anorexia nervosa, which accounts for around one in ten case...all cases. In these atypical cases the features of anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are combined in a diff...ting the effectiveness of CBT-E as a treatment for anorexia nervosa, the interim result of which look very pro...

New Scan Spots Beginning of Bone Problems in Anorexics

...tudy "shows that the quality of bone in women with anorexia is not normal, which is something we have suspecte... much weight an individual has lost," she said. anorexia is characterized by a distorted body image and int...en's Health Information Center. Bone studies in anorexia typically use X-rays. The newly reported research ...

Has Hollywood's Diet Obsession Forced the US Government to Take Action?

...he belief that "thin is in." The disease has high instances of comorbidity and is very often found in association with eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia. In its study, the NIMH is focusing on the benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for patients suffering from BDD. Cogni...

HealthMedia Launches First-Ever Binge Eating Campaign and Intervention to Take on Nation's Top Eating Disorder

...vention is vital to successful recovery." Binge Eating Facts: -- Binge eating now tops the nation's list of eating disorders - more prevalent than anorexia and bulimia combined -- BED sufferers repeatedly consume large amounts of food at one sitting (more than 1,500 calories), and often eat to cope with...

Body Image is a Concern for Students of All Ages

... the weight requirements of a scholastic sports team. Eating disorders like anorexia nervosa and bulimia are growing concerns in schools around the country. A...ion females and one million males are fighting a life and death battle with anorexia or bulimia and another 25 million are fighting a binge eating disorder, acc...

Watson Launches Generic MARINOL(R) Capsules

...ith cancer chemotherapy in patients who have failed to respond adequately to conventional antiemetic treatments. Dronabinol is also indicated to treat anorexia associated with weight loss in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). For the 12-months ending December 2007, Solvay reported MARINO...

Menstruation Cessation in Female Teen Athletes May Be Caused by Hormone

...s of ghrelin were examined. Ghrelin is a hormone that can cause reduce secretion of hormones that regulate ovarian and menstrual function. People with anorexia nervosa, another condition of severe energy deficit, have elevated ghrelin levels. The scientists found that ghrelin levels were higher in athlet...

Hunger hormone increases during stress, may have antidepressant effect

...ter said the findings might be relevant in understanding conditions such as anorexia nervosa. "We're very interested to see whether ghrelin treatment could help people with anorexia nervosa, with the idea being that in a certain population, calorie restrict...
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