Outwardly, anorexia nervosa manifests as a relentless pursuit of thinness and emaciation to a weight that's at least 15 percent below normal. In extreme cases, it can lead to death. But whether the disorder is also linked with inner changes, such as alterations to portions of the brain that regulate appetite, has been a mystery. … [Read more...] about Food Tastes Boring to Anorexics
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The findings also suggested that eating-disorder behaviors develop along a trajectory, starting with a desire to be thin around ages 9 to 12, which develops into body dissatisfaction around age 14 and erratic eating behavior at ages 18 to 19. Erratic eating behavior refers to inconsistent eating patterns, such as undereating followed by overeating. … [Read more...] about Girls’ Food Choices at Age 9 May Predict Future Eating Disorders
MUMBAI: The indirect tax department wants the software companies to value the global brand names and logos used in India, charge a fee on that and pay 18% goods and services tax (GST) on top of it, according to people with direct knowledge of the matter. Industry trackers said currently there is no valuation mechanism for global technology companies in India. In most cases, a brand licensing agreement is undertaken for which the Indian arms pay a fee to the parent that software majors club under “management fees” or “consultancy fees”. Software companies including Google, Facebook, Microsoft, SAP and Oracle, among others, have been questioned by the tax department and asked to explain whether they assign value on such transactions. None of the companies responded to an email query ET sent. “The moot point of debate will remain whether there is a mutual agreement for rendition of service. Further, the absence of consideration in various cases would … [Read more...] about Facebook, Google, SAP, Microsoft and others may face ‘GST worry’
For the study, researchers collected brain wave readings from more than 300 patients who had been diagnosed with depression. The readings were taken with electroencephalography (EEG), a noninvasive method that involves attaching electrodes to patients' scalps. Patients were then randomly assigned to receive either a placebo or the antidepressant sertraline (commercially known as Zoloft). … [Read more...] about How your brain waves can predict if an antidepressant will work for you
In any case, noninvasive brain stimulation techniques are not ready yet to treat eating disorders, and should not be seen as a cure-all for these complex problems if they ever do reach patients, Hall said. "Instead, they might be very useful components to more comprehensive treatment packages when used very strategically," he said. … [Read more...] about Could Brain Stimulation Fight Obesity?