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Eating disorders in teenage boys may focus on muscles, not weight loss

Many people may mistakenly assume teen boys are not prone to eating disorders because their symptoms are different from what’s typically seen in girls and their focus is on building muscle rather than becoming impossibly thin, doctors warn. What many parents and paediatricians consider classic symptoms of adolescent eating disorders, like calorie restriction and purging, […]

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Maha: Only 50% of police, prosecutors are aware about their role under POSCO Act

Childhood sexual abuse linked to development of a range of physical and mental health conditions

Childhood sexual abuse is known to be associated with a wide range of health conditions, from chronic pain to mental health problems. There have been many studies examining these links but these typically looked at one outcome in adulthood, and there has not been a synthesis examining the full breadth of international research evidence and […]

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British teenager goes blind from years-long diet of french fries, potato chips

A teenager’s strict diet of french fries, potato chips and white bread slowly caused him to permanently lose his eyesight, according to a case study published in a medical journal. Scientists from the University of Bristol examined the case of a young patient whose extremely picky eating is believed to have caused his blindness – […]

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Menstrual cycle: What’s normal and what’s not

For a woman, her menstrual cycle is crucial, as it influences and plays a significant role in her overall health. It is a natural process that occurs in the female reproductive system. The menstrual cycle is due to monthly hormonal changes in the body that occurs from menace to menopause, each month, one ovary release […]

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Eating disorders and its impact on our kidneys!

Eating disorders are often conceptualised as a result of lifestyle-related facts; however, they are serious, fatal, illnesses that cause distress and impact the overall health of an individual. Bulimia nervosa and anorexia nervosa are classified as a severe psychological eating disorders, which can rapidly turn life-threatening. Today we are going to discuss about eating disorder […]

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Girls with repeated infections in childhood at a higher risk of eating disorders

Girls who have serious or repeated infections in childhood are at higher risk for developing eating disorders in adolescence, a new study has found. The study, in JAMA Psychiatry, tracked 525,643 girls – every girl born in Denmark from 1989 through 2006. The researchers recorded all prescriptions that were filled for antibiotics and other anti-infective […]

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Here’s how to identify and treat exercise addiction

Addiction to ‘drugs’ (or substances; a better scientific term) are known since ages. Not much surprisingly, certain behaviours can be addictive too, though the attention over them is a recent development. The increased usage of smartphones, the Internet, and online gaming is a real cause of concern by the end of 2017. And to add […]

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