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Giving weight too much weight

first_imgPrograms to fight obesity can exacerbate eating disorders if they put too much emphasis on weight rather than exercise and healthy eating, said experts in a panel discussion at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.The conundrum highlights the complexity of addressing eating disorders such as bulimia, anorexia, and binge eating at time when recognition is low, screening inadequate, insurance coverage sketchy, and fighting obesity has become a public health priority, the panelists said.“Some obesity programs are backfiring because of their focus on weight and on the scale,” said Claire Mysko, chief executive officer of the National Eating Disorders Association. “These [eating disorders] are serious public health issues, woefully misunderstood, underfunded, and often untreated.”Some 30 million Americans have diagnosed eating disorders and many more are undiagnosed, said Alison Field, chair of epidemiology at Brown University and head of the Growing Up Today study, which follows 17,000 boys and girls age 9 to 14.The weight-obsessed teenage girl of stereotype is just the tip of the iceberg, Field said. Eating disorders are also an issue with boys, though the details can differ — an obsession with low body fat, the perfect physique, and washboard abs. Eating disorders affect people of all ages, walks of life, and ethnic and racial groups.Joining Field and Mysko for “Eating Disorders, Mental Health, and Body Image,” were S. Bryn Austin, a professor of social and behavioral sciences at the Harvard Chan School and director of the Strategic Training Initiative for Prevention of Eating Disorders, and Thomas Weigel, an instructor in psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and associate medical director for McLean Hospital’s Klarman Eating Disorders Center. The event was moderated by Carol Hills, senior producer and reporter for PRI’s “The World.”Eating disorders fall into three main categories. In anorexia, the patient eats very little; bulimia involves binge eating followed by a compensating behavior such as vomiting; and a binge eating disorder — the most common of the three — includes binge eating without the compensating behavior.There are many people who may not precisely fit those criteria but for whom thoughts about food and body weight are disruptive, Mysko said. Education on the subject is poor enough that people often call the National Eating Disorders Association helpline and say, “I don’t know if I qualify,” she said.A disposition for an eating disorder can be inherited, the panelists said. Those suffering from eating disorders are often experiencing social stresses such as family conflicts or have in their history childhood trauma or sexual abuse. Many are also dealing with issues related to depression or addiction.A media culture that bombards us with pictures and videos of ultra-thin women and “ripped” men is another key contributor, Mysko said.The disorders take a heavy toll. People can lose hair and suffer constipation. Becoming malnourished can affect heart health, weakening the heart muscle and creating electrolyte imbalances, Weigel said. Malnourishment can stunt bone growth and cause osteoporosis and fractures in young patients.Recovery includes individual and sometimes family therapy, as well as fostering healthy eating habits.While panelists agreed that recognition of eating disorders is still too low, they also said there has been an international push to address the issue in the modeling industry, by standardizing certain health criteria for models. In the United States, advocates have begun to lobby the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to develop guidelines for the modeling industry. Some retailers, including American Eagle, have lately made an effort to feature models with a more realistic physique.Panelists offered a suite of recommendations to address the problem, including early screening for eating disorders, encouraging pediatricians to ask patients about binging and purging, restoring monitoring of eating disorders by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, getting states to ban the sale of diet pills and muscle-building supplements to minors, and closing loopholes that let insurance companies deny coverage.last_img read more


H5N1 virus continues to strike humans, poultry

first_imgJan 12, 2007 (CIDRAP News) – A flurry of H5N1 avian influenza activity continued today with reports of another confirmed human case and several suspected cases in Indonesia, along with poultry outbreaks of probable H5N1 in Nigeria and Japan.Indonesia’s health ministry confirmed a case in a 22-year-old woman from Banten province who fell ill Jan 3, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced today. Investigators found reports of chicken deaths near the woman’s home in the days before she became ill, the agency said.The woman is Indonesia’s third confirmed case-patient this year. A 14-year-old boy and a 37-year-old woman from Tangerang, west of Jakarta, died of the disease this week. Indonesia has had 77 confirmed cases and 59 deaths, by the WHO’s count. Worldwide, the tally is 265 cases with 159 deaths.A Jakarta television station reported the death of a 27-year-old woman from suspected avian flu in Jakarta’s Persahabatan Hospital, according to an item in the Jakarta Post today. In addition, the newspaper—citing a radio news report—said three teenagers were admitted to the hospital with suspected H5N1 cases today.Yesterday the father and son of the 37-year-old Indonesian woman who died of avian flu were reported to be hospitalized with suspicious symptoms, but no new information about them was available today.In Nigeria, avian flu outbreaks were reported in two states, prompting the culling of 25,000 chickens and pigeons.Veterinary officials culled more than 20,000 chickens on a farm in the northwestern state of Sokoto, which had no previous outbreaks, a Reuters report said. In the northern state of Katsina, 5,000 infected chickens and pigeons on three farms were culled, according to Agence France-Presse (AFP).Agriculture Commissioner Ali Hussein Dutsin-Ma said all the evidence in the Katsina outbreak pointed to avian flu, though the disease had not yet been confirmed by lab testing, AFP reported.Japan this week had its first suspected outbreak of H5N1 in 3 years, according to Reuters. About 2,400 chickens died on a farm in the Miyazaki area in southwestern Japan over the past 3 days. Initial tests pointed to H5N1, the story said.The recent reports suggest that this year’s pattern of H5N1 activity may echo the past 3 years, with human cases increasing in the northern hemisphere winter. Human cases in 2004 peaked in January, and in the past 2 years they peaked in March, according to a chart published by Eurosurveillance Weekly in December.Dr. Keiji Fukuda, coordinator of the WHO’s global influenza program, told Reuters, “It really looks like this has a kind of seasonal pattern that increases in winter months in the northern hemisphere.”Fukuda added that health officials’ concern about the threat of a flu pandemic remains high. “It’s not that these new cases increase it; our concerns have been high all along,” he said.He also said there was no evidence of any person-to-person transmission of the H5N1 virus in the recent cases, Reuters reported.See also:Jan 12 WHO statement on Indonesian casehttp://www.who.int/csr/don/2007_01_12/en/index.htmlEurosurveillance Weekly report with chart of human H5N1 cases by monthhttp://www.eurosurveillance.org/ViewArticle.aspx?ArticleId=3098last_img read more


Brisbane Broncos skipper signs new agent in bid to convert reno in to a sale

first_img Quade ready to let go — at any cost Ray White New Farm principal Matt Lancashire has gone to some extreme lengths to sell property, from riding a horse to jumping in pools in his suitThe house at 78 Harding Street was designed by Base Architecture and built for the Boyd family by award-winning development company, Graya Construction. More from newsNoosa unit prices hit new record high as region booms: REIQ12 hours agoParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours ago The Boyds are selling their house in HendraBut with the selling season heating up, the 32-year-old fullback has signed inner-city prestige agent Matt Lancashire of Ray White New Farm to convert the listing in to a sale.And Mr Lancashire is confident of a win.“This home takes inner city family living to new heights,” he said. RELATED: Darius Boyd’s next big project revealed Rugby league star offloads luxury house Mr Lancashire said the property “will sell” via an expressions of interest campaign.The first open house is scheduled for 10am to 10.30am tomorrow. Located in Hendra, which is fast becoming one of the city’s most sought-after millionaire suburbs, the striking residence sits on a 650 sqm block. Also on this floor is the dedicated media room with projector, a powder room and a two-car garage.Other features include oak flooring, timber ceilings and original woodwork, plus contemporary touches of stone, marble and European tiles. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p216p216p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenNRL stars tackling the property game00:50BRISBANE Broncos skipper Darius Boyd has made a captain’s call, trading real estate agents in a bid to sell his multimillion-dollar home.The architecturally-designed stunner, which is owned by Boyd and his social media influencer wife Kayla, was listed with another agency earlier this year, but failed to sell. MORE NEWS: Inside the most expensive house for sale in the US Spread over two vast levels, the house has four bedrooms including a huge master suite that is separated from the three other first floor bedrooms by a bridge and voids.It has a walk-in robe and a large ensuite.There is also a study and a family bathroom located on the first floor.It is on the ground floor that you will find the living areas, including the dining area, kitchen and living space, which opens on to an outdoor entertaining area with its own kitchen, sunken lounge, decks and pool. “We have already reached out to our extensive database, had some interested parties through the house, and received significant interest from people who want to inspect it,” Mr Lancashire said.“They include local Brisbane buyers and interstate and overseas buyers.“I did 19 transactions last quarter, and six were bought by people from overseas and interstate so there is still buyers looking for this type of high-end property in the Brisbane market.”Mr Lancashire said its location was also a drawcard for buyers looking to shift from other prestige suburbs like Ascot.“Hendra is quiet, close to the airport, has wide, tree-lined streets, is low density with low traffic, good schools and its family friendly,” he said.“In my opinion, Hendra is the suburb to watch.”last_img read more


Muffet McGraw of Notre Dame

first_imgAnn O’Brien (Muffet) McGraw was just announced as one of the new inductees into the Basketball Hall of Fame.  She is part of an 11-member class that includes Rebecca Lobo and George McGinnis among others.McGraw, of course, is currently the head women’s basketball coach at Notre Dame.  In her 27 seasons at Notre Dame she has compiled a 662-217 record.  The 61-year old Pennsylvania native has been married to Matt McGraw since 1977.Had it not been for Connecticut, Muffet would have probably had several NCAA championships of her own.  There have been 4 women’s programs that have dominated the women’s scene since they have joined the men in a national tournament.  Besides Connecticut you would have to add Tennesse, Stanford, and Notre Dame.Congratulations to Coach McGraw!last_img