Eating disorders: 'My BMI wasn't low enough to get help'

12 days ago   |   By BBC

Using the Body Mass Index to measure health inspires stigma and should be scrapped, MPs say.
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'I was told my BMI wasn't low enough to get help'

12 days ago   |   By BBC

Victoria Spence says she was refused NHS help for her eating disorder because her BMI was too high.
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SARS-CoV-2 infection in young athletes tied to low risk for cardiac events

SARS-CoV-2 infection in young athletes tied to low risk for cardiac events

Collegiate athletes were unlikely to develop cardiac complications from SARS-CoV-2, according to a study published in Circulation. “Findings from this study provide an... Read more ...

Patient Lawsuits Cancelled; COVID Lobby Windfall; Faces of Breakthrough...

Patient Lawsuits Cancelled; COVID Lobby Windfall; Faces of Breakthrough Infection

Welcome to the latest edition of Investigative Roundup, highlighting some of the best investigative reporting on healthcare each week. UVA Health Cancels Patient Lawsuits The... Read more ...

In Depression, the Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree

In Depression, the Apple Doesn't Fall Far From the Tree

Children as young as 9 years old have an increased risk of major depressive disorder and other psychopathologies if one or more generations in their family were also affected... Read more ...

J&J Pause Did Not Upend Vaccine Confidence: Poll

J&J Pause Did Not Upend Vaccine Confidence: Poll

A nationwide poll of 1000 Americans also finds the gap in overall vaccine beliefs between Republicans and Democrats could be narrowing. Read more ...

Peter Hotez Talks Russia, Lady Gaga, and the Antiscience Movement

Peter Hotez regularly counters antiscience rhetoric. He tells Eric Topol and Abraham Verghese how the movement cost lives in COVID-19, and that as clinicians, speaking up for... Read more ...

Study provides preliminary evidence for a neurocognitive subtype of PTSD

A major obstacle in understanding and treating posttraumatic stress disorder is its clinical and neurobiological heterogeneity. Read more ...

Tailored lenalidomide regimen benefits older patients with multiple myeloma

Tailored lenalidomide regimen benefits older patients with multiple myeloma

A dose-adjusted lenalidomide regimen that included discontinuation of dexamethasone after 9 months appeared safe and led to similar outcomes as continuous lenalidomide plus... Read more ...

JoJo Siwa Shares Adorable Pics With Girlfriend Kylie At Disneyland

JoJo Siwa Shares Adorable Pics With Girlfriend Kylie At Disneyland

JoJo Siwa and her girlfriend, Kylie Prew, look like they had the best day ever at Disneyland Ever since JoJo Siwa publicly came out by announcing that she's dating Kylie Prew... Read more ...

Free T4 may mediate association between pregnancy hormone, gestational...

Free T4 may mediate association between pregnancy hormone, gestational diabetes risk

A high human chorionic gonadotropin level in early pregnancy is associated with lower risk for developing gestational diabetes, with maternal free thyroxine level acting as an... Read more ...

Diabetes mortality more than double for Black vs. white adults in large US...

Diabetes mortality more than double for Black vs. white adults in large US cities

Diabetes mortality rates in the United States were more than twice as high for Black adults compared with white adults from 2008 to 2017, according to a study published in... Read more ...