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Eating Disorders Seen In Sample Of U.S. Adults

According to a new study, researchers determined the prevalence of eating disorders in the United States (US). The new estimates were based on a nationally-representative sample of 36,309 adults the largest national sample of US adults ever studied. The findings estimate that 0.80% of US adults will be affected by anorexia nervosa in their lifetime; 0.28% will be affected by bulimia nervosa, and 0.85% will be affected by binge eating disorder. The study was published in Biological Psychiatry.

California Law Allowing Ill People To End Their Lives

Researcher declared that California law allowing terminally ill people to end their lives after finding that the Legislature unconstitutionally approved it during a special session. State Attorney General Xavier Becerra asked an appeals court to block and reverse last week's decision by Riverside County Superior Court Judge Daniel Ottolia. The court denied the request to immediately block the ruling. But experts say Becerra has other legal options and could ask the state Supreme Court to weigh in to try to restore the law.

Need for BV Awareness and Education Highlighted

National survey reveals the need for more discussion regarding risks associated with the most common but often misunderstood, vaginal infection. Healthcare professionals feel current treatments for BV are difficult for patients to adhere to.