Yazmin Villaquiran

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The Telehealth Top 10 for 2015

Telehealth continues to be an innovative alternative to traditional brick-and-mortar medicine. The number of providers offering telehealth services …

What Is Telehealth?

<i>The use of video conferencing technology is not only improving many patients’ quality of life, but opening entirely new markets to the medical</i> …

New genetic clue to anorexia

The largest DNA-sequencing study of anorexia nervosa has linked the eating disorder to variants in a gene coding for an enzyme that regulates …

Healthy food obsession sparks rise in new eating disorder

Eating disorder charities are reporting a rise in the number of people suffering from a serious psychological condition characterised by an obsession with healthy eating.<p>The condition, orthorexia nervosa, affects equal numbers of men and women, but sufferers tend to be aged over 30, middle-class …

Have scientists found a way to stop us eating too much?

New research has found an on-off switch in the brain for hunger. Could it stop us overeating?<p>Overeating disorders are increasingly common - it's one of the many reasons the world is facing an obesity epidemic. So a team of neuroscientists in the US wanted to find out which part of the brain causes …

A guy thing: Eating disorders increase in men

Though eating disorders are commonly considered female conditions, a study released last week indicates that many young men suffer from undiagnosed eating disorders and distortions of body image.<p>Patrick Bergstrom appeared to have a perfect life when he graduated from Wesley College. A talented …

2 genes linked to increased risk for eating disorders

Eating disorders like anorexia nervosa and bulimia often run in families, but identifying specific genes that increase a person's risk for these …