TUESDAY, Aug. 30, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Electrically stimulating the brain’s “reward” circuity may hold promise as a treatment for binge eating disorder, a small pilot study suggests. The findings are based on just two patients who received deep brain stimulation (DBS) — a technique used for certain other medicalContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, July 20, 2022 (HealthDay News) — Roughly 30 million Americans have an eating disorder in their lifetime, and calls to a nationwide support group have surged during the COVID-19 pandemic. Between March 2020 and October 2021, the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) recorded a 58% increase in calls, textsContinue Reading

FRIDAY, June 10, 2022 (HealthDay News) — People with anorexia nervosa show significant shrinkage in three important areas of the brain, new research reveals. The researchers said their study findings highlight the importance of early treatment, to prevent long-term structural brain changes in people with the eating and mental healthContinue Reading

TUESDAY, April 19, 2022 (HealthDay News) — If you have an eating disorder, it’s important to know the treatment options, Mayo Clinic experts say. Treatment depends on the particular eating disorder and symptoms. It typically involves a combination of psychotherapy, nutrition education, medical monitoring and sometimes medication. If standard treatmentContinue Reading

MONDAY, Jan. 31, 2022 (HealthDay News) — The images are never-ending: Celebrities like Kim Kardashian posting one sultry shot after another on social media. But new research warns this constant barrage of “perfect” bodies can undermine the self-esteem of young women. They’re apt to feel their own figures come upContinue Reading

SATURDAY, Dec. 18, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Like Mr. Grinch, heartburn can crush your holiday, but there are easy ways to prevent it. “Heartburn is caused by acidic stomach content moving into the esophagus, or gullet, which is much less resistant to acid,” said Dr. James East, a gastroenterologist atContinue Reading

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — College students who vape appear to be at higher risk of having an eating disorder, a new study suggests. “The study’s findings are especially relevant as we have seen a surge in referrals for eating disorders and substance use disorders during the pandemic,”Continue Reading

TUESDAY, July 13, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The pandemic may have triggered yet another burgeoning health problem: New research suggests that more than twice as many young people as is normal were hospitalized with eating disorders in the first 12 months of the COVID-19 surge in the United States. ThereContinue Reading

THURSDAY, July 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Behaviors associated with eating disorders can make real changes to the brain, new research shows. The findings could help explain why these serious disorders are often chronic — and may also point the way to new treatments. Eating disorders — such as anorexiaContinue Reading

THURSDAY, June 24, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The brain interprets physical signals differently in people with depression, anorexia and some other mental health disorders, new research shows. British scientists examined “interoception” — the brain’s ability to sense internal conditions in the body — in 626 patients with mental health disordersContinue Reading