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Anorexia Nervosa 神经性厌食症 (Reading & Sharing)

Anorexia Nervosa is an eating disorder that affects approximately 0.2-1.3% of the population; that’s about 5 to 10 cases per 100,000 people. There is a 9:1 ratio of female to males that have anorexia nervosa; it does affect males as well! About 0.5-1% of women between the ages of 15 and 30 have anorexia. Age 17 is the median age for people who suffer with this.

Anorexia nervosa is a psychiatric disorder that’s characterized by abnormal eating behavior and severe self-induced weight loss (Ferri, 2018). These patients have an intense fear of gaining weight. There are two types of anorexia which include the restricting type that restricts all fat and food intake and the binge eating / purging type that includes binge eating followed by vomiting with an abuse of laxatives.

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AESOP'S FABLES

The Dog and the Wolf / Better starve free than be a fat slave & there is nothing worth so much as liberty

A Country dog was pleased to meet

A Wolf, his wild relation,

And held a chat on this and that

In friendly conversation.

 

“Your life is hard,” the dog declared.

“You often miss your dinner.

So come with me and you will see

A regular meat-winner.

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Nature: Butterflies and Moths

The “89” 89蝶 / 88蝶和數字蝶- Diaethria Clymena 红涡蛱蝶 (Family Nymphalidae, Brush-footed Butterflies)

The shining metallic bands of silvery green or blue on the upper side of the wings of the “89” shimmer in the sunlight like mirrors, catching and dazzling the eye so that when the butterfly closes its wings and drops into the shadows it seems to suddenly disappear. It is not a strong flier and is fairly easily caught, particularly when it joins its companions at some wet place on the road or some piece of dung or manure dropped by an animal. Surely nothing so lights up a forest trail through the jungle as to see these scintillating little beauties flashing here an there under your feet. They almost invariably fly close to the ground and seek safety in the undergrowth instead of in swift or high flight.

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Bell’s palsy 贝尔氏面神经麻痹 (Reading & Sharing)

Incidence & Prevalence

            Bell’s palsy is a condition when one side of the face becomes paralysis for unknown reasons (Winland-Brown & Keller, 2015).  It occurs suddenly in otherwise healthy people. It affects sexes equally with the median age being 40 (Ferri, 2018). The main people being affected are people less than 70 years old and pregnant woman usually in the third trimester or first week postpartum (Ferri, 2018). It also can affect more people with diabetes or has had an upper respiratory infection or flu affecting 40,000 Americans each year (National Institute of Health [NIH], 2017).

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Nature: Butterflies and Moths

Pearly Eye 珍珠眼蝴蝶 (Family Satyridae, Wood Nymphs)

In the woods and woods edges of eastern North America from Quebec to Manitoba and south to Florida and Texas roams the Pearly Eye. Yet it is found in queer little colonies, sometimes miles apart, with none others in between. In such places each jealous male chooses a tree trunk he considers his own alone and chases all other males, and often other insects too, away. Sometimes two males will fight each other for a minute or more, flying up against each other like fighting roosters, the one who is knocked down most often finally flying away. This is called the “territorial instinct,” common also among birds and some animals.

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