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Orthorexia nervosa: when righteous eating becomes an obsession

Passionate about paleo or obsessed with organic? It might be time to reassess how you think about food, writes Rebecca Charlotte Reynolds. ...

Virtual reality key to overcoming disorders

By Katie Ellis - As a “starving” graduate student at Binghamton in the early 1980s, Albert “Skip” Rizzo, PhD ’91, lived in ...

Early Intervention Crucial for Voice and Swallowing Disorders

Eating and talking are important parts of American culture, and almost every gathering involves food, drink and conversation shared with loved ones. That’s why voice and swallowing disorders, even when treated effectively, can be so devastating. ... Full story

Forging ahead in the fight against hemochromatosis

Christine and Gordon McLaren’s research advances are improving the prognosis for a hereditary blood-iron overload disorder ... Full story

Penn Vet Researchers Identify Effective Treatment for Niemann Pick Type C

Niemann Pick Disease type C, or NPC, is a disease most people have never heard of, affecting just one person in 150,000. Yet the disease is a devastating one. Frequently diagnosed in children in their elementary school years, sufferers usually die by the time they’re 20. The disease is sometimes referred to as “childhood Alzheimer’s” because of the progressive mental and physical decline seen in the children it afflicts. ... Full story

Hispanics develop alcoholic liver disease at younger ages than Caucasians or African Americans

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) - Hispanics tend to develop alcoholic liver disease (ALD) – a common cause of liver-disease deaths in the U.S. – between four and 12 years earlier than non-Hispanic Caucasians or African Americans, according to a UC Davis Health System study published today in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. ... Full story

Common hip issue in teens misdiagnosed as pulled muscle

Rice University catcher, John Clay Reeves, felt pain in his groin after a collision at the plate with an opposing player. He thought he had pulled a muscle, but it turns out he was suffering from a common condition seen in teens and young adults known as hip impingement. ... Full story

New study reveals crippling financial burden of leprosy

Households affected by leprosy face being pushed further into poverty as a result of loss of earnings and treatment costs, according to the first ever study of the economic burden of a common complication of the disease ... Full story

Gout sufferers are missing out on recommended treatment

Only a minority of gout sufferers in England receive the recommended treatment to cure their condition, according to a new study. ... Full story

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