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

THURSDAY, June 17, 2021 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. fast-food industry has boosted spending on ads targeting kids, especially Black and Hispanic youth, new research shows. For the study, the researchers analyzed data on ad spending and TV ad exposure for 274 fast-food restaurants and found that annual spending hitContinue Reading

THURSDAY, April 15, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Stress does not trigger binge eating in people with eating disorders, new research suggests. The findings challenge a common theory that’s never been directly tested in patients, according to the study authors. Their research included 85 women (22 with anorexia, 33 with bulimiaContinue Reading

MONDAY, April 12, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Midnight snacks might feel satisfying in the moment — but they can also knock people off their game at work the next day, a new study suggests. The study, which followed nearly 100 employees, found a connection between “unhealthy” eating in the eveningContinue Reading