Anorexia nervosa (or simply anorexia) is an eating disorder that causes people to obsess about their weight and food. People who suffer with this behavior problem have a distorted body image. They see themselves as overweight even when their weight is dangerously low.
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Why Are Sports-Linked Concussions Rising Among Girls? WEDNESDAY, Sept. 1, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Sports-related head injuries in male athletes tend to grab all of the headlines, but new research shows that female athletes are also increasingly at risk. From 2000 to 2019, there was a threefold jump in sports-linked concussions seen among high school-aged […]
Acne Can Take Big Emotional Toll on Women MONDAY, Aug. 2, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Acne is more than skin deep. This is the overarching message of a new study that looked at the mental and psychological toll that acne can take on adult women. “Some felt that their acne made them appear less professional […]
Marijuana Use Tied to Higher Odds for Thoughts of Suicide TUESDAY, June 22, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Young adults who use marijuana appear to have an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and attempted suicide, according to a new study from the U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). In fact, the risk that someone between […]
Vertebroplasty is a procedure used to treat fractures or breaks in the vertebrae. In this procedure, a thick cement mixture is injected into a fractured vertebra to stabilize the spine.
Kyphoplasty is a procedure used to treat fractures or breaks in the vertebrae. It involves injecting a cement-like material into the vertebra to make it more stable.