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Kids as young as 6 hospitalised with anorexia, bulimia


April 2nd, 2011 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 2 (ANI): A new study has found that children as young as six have been hospitalised after suffering the effects of anorexia and other eating disorders in the UK and ... Read more...

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British women spend more on looks than fitness


January 30th, 2011 - 10:50 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 30 (IANS) Women in Britain spend more cash on their looks than on their health and fitness.The average bill for hair products, make-up and fake tan, in a bid to ... Read more...

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Women spend more on looks than health


January 30th, 2011 - 8:09 am ICT by IANS
London, Jan 30 (IANS) An average woman spends more money on cosmetics than on gym membership or vitamins, statistics have revealed.The average bill for hair products, make-up and fake tan in a ... Read more...

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Antibiotic found promising in irritable bowel syndrome


January 7th, 2011 - 6:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 7 (IANS) There is some good news for those with irritable bowel syndrome or IBS, which affects one in five people, with antibiotics offering relief from the painful condition, which ... Read more...

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Nearly 25pc of overweight women think they’re normal size: Study


November 23rd, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Nearly 25 percent of overweight and 16 percent of normal weight women of reproductive-age misperceive their body weight, says a new study.The research from University of Texas Medical ... Read more...

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Portia de Rossi reveals how her weight woes haunted her


November 6th, 2010 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 06 (ANI): Australian actress Portia de Rossi has revealed how she is haunted by her weight problems in her memoir, 'Unbearable Lightness, A Story of Loss and Gain'.The 37-year-old actress ... Read more...

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False body-image may cause unsafe weight-loss behaviour


June 18th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 18 (IANS) Normal weight and underweight teenaged girls who falsely believe they are overweight are at a high risk of unsafe weight-loss behaviour, says a new study. Childhood obesity is an ... Read more...

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Body-image distortion leads to unsafe weight loss behaviours


June 18th, 2010 - 1:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 18 (ANI): A new study indicates that normal weight and underweight teenage girls who falsely believe they are overweight may succumb to unsafe weight-loss behaviours."Body-image distortion appears to be a ... Read more...

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Parents can help overweight kid with body image


April 26th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) When parents maintain a healthy body image and weight-control strategies, overweight adolescent children tend to follow their example, a new study reveals. "There was a pretty strong association ... Read more...

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Binge eating affects up to 15 percent women


January 2nd, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 2 (IANS) Some 10 to 15 percent women are affected by binge eating behaviours and attitudes, a new study says. "Our results are disquieting," said Lise Gauvin, a professor of social ... Read more...

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One in ten Brit women suffers from binge eating and bulimia


December 21st, 2009 - 6:10 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 21 (ANI): More than one in ten Brit women have eating disorders such as binge eating and bulimia, reveals a new study.The researchers say that women who perceived themselves to ... Read more...

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Eating disorders affect one in 10 women


December 19th, 2009 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 19 (IANS) Some 10 to 15 percent of women have disordered eating behaviour and conditions beyond anorexia, according to a study. "Our results are disquieting. Women are exposed to many contradictory ... Read more...

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Talk therapy can help treat bulimia


October 7th, 2009 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): A new study has revealed that cognitive behavioural therapy or talk therapy can significantly help patients overcome bulimia and binge eating problems.People with bulimia experience cycles of disordered ... Read more...

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Becks under fire for endorsing controversial health firm


August 3rd, 2009 - 4:15 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 3 (ANI): Health experts are criticising David Beckham for endorsing health firm Herbalife.The soccer ace has come under fire for becoming the face of the health supplement giant, which ... Read more...

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Risk factors of disordered eating in fat teens identified


July 31st, 2009 - 11:42 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 31 (ANI): A team of researchers has identified factors that may increase overweight adolescents' risk of engaging in extreme weight control behaviors such as self-induced vomiting, the use of diet ... Read more...

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Ridding yourself of constipation might be easier now


April 9th, 2009 - 6:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) Ridding yourself of constipation might be easier now when other methods fail. Researchers have identified nerve endings, which when stimulated cause bowel clearance and the chemicals that ... Read more...

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Coming soon, a sureshot way to treat constipation


April 9th, 2009 - 12:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 9 (ANI): Suffering from constipation? Well, help is on the way - a team of researchers has identified a potential drug target to make it a lot easier to go ... Read more...

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10pct young Oz women take illicit drugs to lose weight


April 6th, 2009 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Apr 6 (ANI): One in 10 young Australian women take illicit drugs to reduce weight, according to a survey.Conducted for Grazia magazine, the survey has shown that 10 per cent of ... Read more...

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Vegetarians ‘at higher risk of eating disorders’


April 1st, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 1 (ANI): Vegetarians may have a healthier diet, but they are at an increased risk of having eating disorders, say researchers.Researchers from at University of Minnesota, University of Texas and ... Read more...

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Peppermint oil, soluble fibre effective in treating irritable bowel syndrome


November 14th, 2008 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 14 (ANI): Older remedies like peppermint oil and soluble fibre are effective treatments for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), say researchers.IBS is characterised by abdominal pain and an irregular bowel ... Read more...

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Kate Moss blames fashion industry for making her too thin


August 28th, 2008 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 28 (ANI): Supermodel Kate Moss has blamed the fashion industry for making her too thin.In a recent interview with Americas Interview magazine, the stunner said that she never wanted ... Read more...

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New drug relieves severe chronic constipation


May 29th, 2008 - 1:33 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 29 (IANS) A promising, but as yet unapproved, new drug overcomes severe chronic constipation while minimising the possibility of cardiac-related side effects, according to a study. Under the study, 620 ... Read more...

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Lubiprostone drug may improve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome


May 19th, 2008 - 4:35 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 19 (ANI): A new study from University of Michigan Health System suggests that new drug Lubiprostone can effectively treat irritable bowel syndrome or IBS symptoms in women.Lubiprostone, known by ... Read more...

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Britneys hospital stay extended by 14 days


February 4th, 2008 - 1:58 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Troubled pop star Britney Spears stay in hospital has been extended by 14 days.The doctors have decided to keep her for two more weeks. However, it's possible ... Read more...

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Britney Spears going through hell in hell


February 2nd, 2008 - 2:04 pm ICT by admin
London, Feb 2 (ANI): Britney Spears is presently going through a detox process at the UCLA Medical Center after reports surfaced that the troubled singer has taken up to ten laxatives a ... Read more...

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One in seven Brit women uses cocaine to lose weight


November 14th, 2007 - 2:19 am ICT by admin
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