College students access eating disorders therapy via phone app

More than 13% of women and 3.6% of men on college campuses have an eating disorder of some kind, but fewer than 20% of those affected ever receive treatment due to lack of available clinicians and the stigma associated with seeking help. New research led by eating disorders experts at Washington University School of Medicine […]

Childhood obesity in low-income Missouri families aim of CDC grant

Obesity researchers from around Missouri, led by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, have received a grant to help evaluate and put in place family-focused weight-management programs designed to reduce childhood obesity, particularly among children from low-income families. With a five-year, $3.7 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and […]

Mobile phone technology to screen, help treat college students

A research team led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has received a five-year, $3.8 million grant to evaluate the use of smartphones in treating psychiatric problems that are common among college students. “Not enough services are available to meet the mental health needs of students on college campuses,” said principal investigator Denise […]

$14 million to fund research aimed at reducing childhood obesity

Health-care providers will deliver family-based treatment From the WashU School of Medicine News… Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are receiving $14 million to test and evaluate a family-based program aimed at reducing childhood obesity. The treatment program will be administered by health-care providers in primary-care settings in the St. Louis […]