Body Wars. Skipping Meals, Purging Food, Avoiding Insulin–the Scary World of Eating Disorders and Diabetes.

Body wars. Skipping meals, purging food, avoiding insulin–the scary world of eating disorders and diabetes.

Diabetes Forecast. 2013 Mar; 66(3): 48-53
Neithercott T

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Fabrication of autoclavable bacteriologic loops for handling Mycobacterium tuberculosis isolates from recycled materials in a resource poor setting.

Trop Doct. 2013 Jan; 43(1): 33-4
Ochang EA

In resource limited settings, the appropriation of scarce resources during research efforts can be daunting. Sourcing for disposable plastic bacteriological loops for manipulating M. tuberculosis had been eating into the research budget. In an attempt to reduce cost, an alternative and more cost effective way of obtaining autoclavable bacteriologic inoculation loops from used materials in the laboratory was employed. Autoclave resistant loops were prepared from polypropylene automatic pipette tips and platinum wires from electric stoves. The loop volume, when desired, was calculated using a simple mathematical equation after several passes in weighted water. Laboratories in resource poor settings could also save on inoculating loops by adopting such pragmatic approaches using recycled materials. HubMed – eating


The relationship between alexithymia, shame, trauma, and body image disorders: investigation over a large clinical sample.

Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2013; 9: 185-93
Franzoni E, Gualandi S, Caretti V, Schimmenti A, Di Pietro E, Pellegrini G, Craparo G, Franchi A, Verrotti A, Pellicciari A

The connections between eating disorders (EDs) and alexithymia have not been fully clarified. This study aims to define alexithymia’s connections with shame, trauma, dissociation, and body image disorders.We administered the Dissociative Experience Scale-II, Trauma Symptom Inventory, Experience of Shame Scale, Toronto Alexithymia Scale-20, and Body Uneasiness Test questionnaires to 143 ED subjects. Extensive statistical analyses were performed.The subjects showed higher scores on alexithymia, shame, dissociation, and traumatic feelings scales than the nonclinical population. These aspects are linked with each other in a statistically significant way. Partial correlations highlighted that feelings of shame are correlated to body dissatisfaction, irrespective of trauma or depressed mood. Multiple regression analysis demonstrates that shame (anorexic patients) and perceived traumatic conditions (bulimic and ED not otherwise specified) are associated with adverse image disorders.Shame seems to hold a central role in the perception of an adverse self-image. Alexithymia may be interpreted as being a consequence of previous unelaborated traumatic experiences and feelings of shame, and it could therefore be conceptualized as a maladaptive-reactive construct. HubMed – eating


[Effectively Preventing Eating Disorders with the School-Based Programs “PriMa” and “Torera” for Adolescents in the 6th and 7th Grades.]

Gesundheitswesen. 2013 Apr 2;
Berger U, Schäfer JM, Wick K, Brix C, Bormann B, Sowa M, Schwartze D, Strauß B

The aim of this study was to assess the effects of 2 German school-based primary prevention programmes for (pre)adolescents, aged 11-13 years, with 9 manual-guided lessons. 92 (PriMa, n=1 553 girls) and 22 (Torera, n=256 boys, 277 girls) Thuringian secondary schools participated in controlled trials with pre-post assessment. Girls and students at risk showed significant improvements of conspicuous eating behaviour and body self-esteem with small to medium effect sizes. Implementation costs were € 2.50 per student. HubMed – eating