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Warning!!! Dedorant Challenge
"The Dedorant Challenge" in the UK has been leaving kids with second-degree burns.
Published: May 8, 2018 | Author: FT
Obesity is an ever-growing health problem. As the number of overweight and obese Americans rises so does the number who are severely or morbidly obese. Morbid obesity is a serious health condition that results from an abnormally high body mass index.
Published: May 1, 2018 | Author: Medical News Today
Benefits of Far Infrared Therapy
Far infrared light therapy treatment, also known as FIR, has been know to relieve a variety of forms of pain and for improvement in conditions such as arthritis, asthma, diabetes, lyme disease, osteoporosis, parkison's and many other ailments.
Published: Aug 16, 2017 | Author: Dr. Ronald Peters, Dr. Leigh Connealy, Alternative Medicine Digest
Want to Shed Some Pounds? Give Acupuncture a GO!
In our fast-paced society, it sometimes seems hard to find time to eat at all. However, the fact of the matter is that we often eat too much and gain unwanted weight. So, what’s the best way to shed those unwanted pounds? A healthy diet combined with physical activity would most likely be the number one approach to solving the problem. Sure, a restrictive diet can work for a specific amount of time, but drastic diets often backfire.
Published: Jun 6, 2017 | Author: Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
Don't Let Your Follow-Up Pool Overflow
Too many self-employed professionals limit their view of follow-up to calling a prospect on the phone or sending them an email, asking if they are ready to buy, sign up, or get started. But effective follow-up entails much more than that. And, it can be much easier on your psyche than those challenging calls and emails.
Published: Jul 25, 2016 | Author: C.J. Hayden
The Selling of ADHD: Diagnoses, Prescriptions Soar After 20-Year Marketing Effort by Big Pharma
Taken at face value, the latest figures on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) suggest a growing epidemic in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 15 percent of high school children are diagnosed with ADHD. The number of those on stimulant medication is at 3.5 million, up from 600,000 two decades ago.
Published: May 21, 2014 | Author: Democracy Now
Early Abuse Can Increase the RIsk of "Food Addiction"
Food addiction, which was defined as three or more addiction-like eating behaviors severe enough to cause significant distress or loss of function, affected 8% of the women in the Nurses study. The researchers found that women who had experienced physical or sexual abuse before the age of 18 years were twice as likely to have a food addiction in their middle adult years compared with women without a history of abuse.
Published: Jul 29, 2013 | Author: Gurze Books
House Bill Aims to Raise Eating Disorders Awareness
A U.S. Congresswoman may have found a unique way to fund a nationwide program to help raise awareness of the existence and seriousness of eating disorders.
Published: Dec 17, 2012 | Author: Mary K. Stein
When Your Parent Has An Eating Disorder
There might be some information you choose not to reveal because doing so may not be in your child's best interest, or you may feel too vulnerable. Don't feel rushed to instantly provide answers. It is all right (even a good idea often) to take time to think about what and how much to say. Keep in mind that talking to an adult son or daughter is different from talking to a friend or contemporary. In any family there may be a variety of matters in which children ought not to be involved. Choose carefully what topics are appropriate.
Published: Sep 17, 2012 | Author: Johanna Marie McShane, PhD
How To Get the Most Out of Your Treatment Team
Remember that the members of your team are there to work for you. Therefore, it is important to find people that you feel good about and who are knowledgeable about eating disorders. You are hiring them and it is a matter of finding the right match. Having said this, be sure you don't run from professional to professional rejecting everyone. If you meet a few and no one seems right, you'll need to look more to yourself. Decide your requirements and whether you have any resistances to treatment.
Published: Sep 10, 2012 | Author: Carolyn Costin
Antidepressant could help meth addicts kick habit
Researchers have for years been trying to find a drug to help alleviate dependency on methamphetamine, much as methadone can be used to help people quit heroin, but multiple studies of many different drugs have failed. Addiction experts said they're cautiously optimistic that the antidepressant mirtazapine, sold under the brand name Remeron, will prove useful.
Published: Jun 18, 2012 | Author: Erin Allday
Fitness Lovers More Prone to Eating Disorders
Female athletes and exercisers tend to exhibit eating disorder symptoms more often than those who don't exercise as regularly, says researchers from the University of Denver. The study is one of the first to document that women who worry about performing well at sports or exercise are far more likely to feel dissatisfied with their bodies and experience eating disorder symptoms.
Published: May 7, 2012 | Author: United Press International
Puberty and Body Image
During puberty, many "tweens" feel out of control with the changes. At this stage, they are neither children nor teenagers and keeping up with the transition can be a challenge. This is not surprising given that more developmental changes occur during puberty than in any other life stage, other than the beginnings of life. And puberty starts earlier now than ever before.
Published: Mar 5, 2012 | Author: Shelly Russell-Mayhew, PhD, C.Psych
Anorexia Nervosa: 11 Areas of Advancement
Although the origin, treatment, course, and outlook of anorexia nervosa (AN) have remained a puzzle, advances in at least 11 areas have helped us better understand this disease.
Published: Feb 27, 2012 | Author: Arnold E. Andersen, MD
Why do People Become Anorexic?
One common misconception is that people become anorexic because they are self-absorbed, vain individuals who place too much importance on their looks. While the culture of thinness in which we live is certainly an influential factor in the development of anorexia, it is by no means the sole cause. In fact, there is no sole cause. Anorexia is a response to a complex mix of cultural, social, familial, psychological, and biological influences unique to each person. The answer to the question "Why?" is an individual one requiring deep introspection on a personal level. Some possibilities are discussed below.
Published: Feb 16, 2012 | Author: Lindsey Hall & Monika Ostroff
Chinese Medicine is Simple
Chinese Medicine is simple; it began with observing nature and then taking these observations and applying them to the human body. This began with the concept of yin and yang.
Published: Jan 26, 2010 | Author: Sarah Zender, L.Ac
What is Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture?
Used as early as the Sung Dynasty (960AD-1270AD), Facial Rejuvenation Acupuncture is a non-surgical method of reducing the signs of the aging process and renewing the body from within. More than just a cosmetic procedure, the rejuvenation process helps the whole body look and feel better. A gentle, soothing facial massage follows the treatment.
Published: Oct 28, 2009 | Author: unknown

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