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Altered Brain Chemistry In Bulimia Nervosa Patients Persists After Recovery, According To UPMC Researchers
...s of thedisorder have yet to be uncovered. Because malnutrition
associated with eating disorders affects brain chemistry,Dr. Kaye and his colleagues compared 31 healthy volunteer women to 30 women whohad recovered from bulimia nervosa--they were of normal body weight, had regularmenstrual cycles and had not binge...
Anabolic Steroids May Help Dialysis Patients Fight Fatigue And Gain Lean Body Mass
Patients with kidney disease frequently experience malnutrition
and anaccompanying loss of muscle mass as a result of their illness and its lifesavingtreatment called dialysis. These negative side effects are particularlyconcerning because they have been associated with increased mortality. However,a new study ...
Many nursing home residents are malnourished and dehydrated, according to UCSF researcher Kayser-Jones
...ome residents in the United States may suffer from malnutrition
or dehydration. Inadequate staffing, a lack of individualized care and high nurse turnover are contributing factors. Chronic conditions such as depression and cognitive impairment, and the side effects for these conditions, also contribute, she said...
Stunting in infancy linked to childhood cognitive impairment
...hildren in this weeks issue of THE LANCET. Chronic malnutrition
during infancy, marked by stunted growth, has been associated with poor cognitive function. Douglas Berkman from the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey, USA, and colleagues assessed the effect of stunting, diarrhoeal disease, and parasi...
Choline prevents liver failure in patients on IV nutrition
... decreasing. For alcoholics, those suffering from malnutrition
and those on certain fad diets, choline deficiency is a definite possibility. Drinking alcohol significantly increases choline metabolism; therefore, alcoholics have a much greater choline requirement and are more likely to be choline deficient. Rese...
New medical study finds safe, effective relief for morning sickness in unique honey ginger tonic
...es, morning sickness can also lead to weight loss, malnutrition
or other more serious health complications for the mother and developing child....
Eliminating hunger in a world of plenty
...ion. The full statement "Addressing world hunger, malnutrition
and food insecurity" is published in the August is...de efforts to overcome hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition
must be intensified. "It is vital for dietetics professionals to become actively involved in food a...
Hearing problems may be programmed at birth
...type hypothesis) that events before birth, such as malnutrition
or exposure to alcohol or nicotine, may cause disease in adulthood. They assessed the hearing of 479 men aged 20 to 64, who were exposed to noise in their jobs, and 500 randomly selected male conscripts born in 1974. Factors such as height, weight, e...
Beers criteria for medications to avoid in the elderly updated
...irment, depression, Parkinson's disease, anorexia, malnutrition
and obesity. "We realize that aging is an individualized process and there are some 65-year-olds who are healthy and do fine on these medications," said Dr. Donna M. Fick, a geriatric clinical nurse specialist and associate professor of medicine at t...
Inadequate water and sanitation adversely effects child growth
...lities in developing countries to reduce childhood malnutrition
and diarrhea. We must not fail to recognize that access to safe water and adequate sanitation is not a privilege, but a basic human right."...
High cholesterol predicts lower mortality in dialysis patients but is not protective
...rity of dialysis patients have inflammation and/or malnutrition
and these conditions distort the meaning of serum ... clinics in the United States. Inflammation and/or malnutrition
were detected by looking for abnormalities in any one of three laboratory tests (C-reactive protein,...
Malnutrition and misery will be 'unimaginable' by 2054
...nd, per capita, to grow food. The current level of malnutrition
among nearly half the world's population of 6.3 bi...to keep pace with increases in population. Rising malnutrition
increases human susceptibility to other diseases, such as malaria, diarrhea and AIDS. The predictio...
Researchers at Cincinnati Children's link a strain of E. coli to diarrhea in children
...nd death in children in developing countries where malnutrition
and frequent infection has reached pandemic proportions....
Global warming: a formidable challenge to health
...vidence suggests that climate change will increase malnutrition
and outbreaks of infectious diseases in the 21st century. Although the doomsday scenarios in the film may be far from reality, the slower march of climate change still presents a formidable challenge for the health sector and society as a whole, writ...
Incentive-based intervention with nutritional component improves health status of children in Mexico
...total, are estimated to be malnourished. Existing malnutrition
interventions are effective under controlled conditions; however, little information is available on their effectiveness in large-scale programs. Rivera and colleagues conducted a study to determine the short-term nutritional impact of the large-scal...
Gastric bypass and stomach-stapling patients should recognize risk of nerve injury post-surgery
... with malnutrition," says Dr. Dyck. Some forms of malnutrition
are well recognized to cause peripheral neuropathy...loss and prolonged nausea and vomiting can lead to malnutrition
and neuropathy. An important key to preventing peripheral neuropathy is to seek a robust program wi...
Malnutrition in early years leads to low IQ and later antisocial behavior, USC study finds
... study. "These are the first findings to show that malnutrition
in the early postnatal years is associated with be...Researchers also found that the more indicators of malnutrition
there were, the greater the antisocial behavior. The findings have implications for the United State...
Book celebrates centenary of city's advances in public health
...ocial problems like diphtheria, tetanus, polio and malnutrition
of children, remained. Edinburgh pioneered many advances in public health. Edinburgh was the first University in Britain, and one of the first in the world, to have an academic Department of Public Health. Professor Raj Bhopal, the Alexander Bruce an...
Abandoned bones suggest TB wiped out leprosy in battle of killer diseases
...n by leprosy, coupled with the stress, poverty and malnutrition
associated with the social isolation and stigma of living with the disease, could have paved the way for opportunistic co-infection by TB which brought a speedier death. In time this would reduce the number of individuals suffering from leprosy, lead...
USC dental researchers develop first test for predicting cavities in children
...ooth decay now than at any time in the past. Gross malnutrition
and negligent oral hygiene are rare in developed societies: That leaves a child's genes as the prime determinant of his or her dental future. A different version of the test identifies the particular teeth at risk, Denny said. And the test's specific...