|Eating Disorders in the News October 21, 2010|
Davis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Eating Disorders Research
Up to five three-year fellowships ranging from $43,000 – $63,000 per year, inclusive of a $3,000 expense allowance will be awarded to fellows who have completed no more than three years of postdoctoral research training as of the funding start date. The awards will support postdoctoral fellows working in nonprofit academic or research institutions in the United States.
Imperfection as a Beauty Ideal Sidney Morning Herald 19 Oct 10 – An age-old beauty attribute makes a comeback as gap-toothed smiles return to Vogue.
Chewing the Fat – Sidney Morning Herald 19 Oct 10
Schools and after-school programs have not had much impact on childhood obesity, nor have GPs had much influence on their patients’ weight status,. Children’s holiday “fat camps” lack long-term data, suggesting the “long-term results are not great”, while lap band surgery should be a last resort, given US data shows long-term gut problems and the need for re-operation in significant numbers of patients. One in 100 obese children referred to specialist services has an underlying medical, genetic or hormonal cause for weight gain. But sometimes, parents simply need help with their overweight children.
Drunkorexia: A Growing Trend for College Students – The State.com Monday, October 18 A study published in the July 2009 issue of the International Journal of Eating Disorders found a connection between binge drinking (four or more drinks in one sitting) and eating disorders. The authors suggest that there is a “crucial need for early interventions targeting binge drinking among college-age women regardless of their current drinking status.”
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