June 10, 2013

Pitches Girls As Young As 14

1 Modeling Agency Recruits at Anorexia Clinic

Scouts from what doctors describe as one of Sweden's premier modeling agencies have been lingering outside of the Stockholm Center for Eating Disorders, Sweden's largest eating disorder clinic, attempting to recruit strolling anorexia patients as potential fashion models. The practice, which has been going on for over a year, has included scouts approaching one 14-year-old girl and another girl so gaunt that she was in a wheelchair. The head of the clinic called the practice "repugnant," and one care coordinator noted that when anorexia patients "get sudden flattery and a job offer, it does not facilitate the treatment of the disease." The clinic has altered the routes and timing of the patients' daily walks and reprimanded the modeling agency, which has suspended the recruiting.

More at Slate.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Girls on Facebook Have Increased Anorexia Risk

Tags: Anorexia, Eating Disorders, Fashion Models and Anorexia, Stockholm Center for Eating Disorders, Teen Anorexics, Fashions and Eating Disorders

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Can Take 2-3 Times As Long

2 Old Concussions Slow Recovery from New Ones

Teens and young adults who've suffered one concussion recently or multiple concussions in the past take longer to recover from subsequent blows to the head. A study by Boston Children's Hospital has determined that individuals ages 11 to 22 who've never had a previous concussion recover from their first one in an average of twelve days, while those who've had several concussions over the years require 28 days, and those who've had a concussion within the past year take 35 days. Having had just one concussion earlier than a year beforehand did not effect recovery time. A concussion is defined as a blow to the head causing unconsciousness, confusion, memory loss, headache, dizziness, dazedness, or nausea. Some 60 percent of the concussions studied occurred while playing sports.

More at Freep.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Kids' Concussions Can Have Long-Term Effects

Tags: Children's Head Injuries, Concussions, Children's Concussions, Recovering from Concussion, Concussions and Youth Sports, Sports Head Injuries

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67 Deaths Per 100,000

3 NYC Diabetes Death Rate Reaches All-Time High

The overall death rate in New York City has been decreasing but the death rate from diabetes reached an all-time high in 2011 with 67 deaths per 100,000 people, according to statistics from the NYC Health Department. That year in New York City, a record number of 5,695 people died from diabetes-related causes. The Health Department estimates that, on average, one person dies from diabetes-related causes every 90 minutes in New York City. To reduce this toll, the Health Department has tried unsuccessfully to limit sales of sugary beverages to New Yorkers and is now attempting to raise the availability of fresh produce in neighborhoods where it’s lacking. And, starting today, the city is launching a radio campaign about the risks of diabetes in the hopes of educating those within earshot.

More at Http://gothamist.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: NYC Mayor Seeks Ban on Super Size Sodas

Tags: Diabetes Dangers, New York City Health Department, New York City Diabetes Death Rate, New York City Soda Ban, NYC Diabetes Death Rate, Diabetes Risks

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