The sequel to the popular The Care and Keeping of You, which guided preteen girls on buying bras, healthy eating habits and …
They’re widely considered harmful and restricted online, but “pro-ana” blogs may provide the kind of social support that some anorexics need to recover
Feeling fat is an insecurity many women don’t grow out of, according to a recent study by researchers at the University of North Carolina Eating Disorders Program. They found that 62% of women over age 50 reported that their …
Why did Dara-Lynn Weiss choose to explore the very private and sensitive topic of her young daughter’s weight in the very public pages of a fashion glossy?
Former Apple chief Steve Jobs was notoriously difficult, not least as a cancer patient, it turns out.
Poor Maggie. She’s an overweight 14-year-old character in a children’s book that’s not even due to be released until October, and already she’s stirring up controversy.
“My least favorite feeling in the world is feeling too fat to be seen. I want to lock myself up until I’m thin again.” That’s a typical comment on the website Body Confessions, recently launched by novelist Diana Spechler.
The overwhelming majority of college women — 93% — engage in “fat talk.” You know, in the “Ugh, I feel so fat in these jeans” vein of griping. Many women say they think fat talking with their friends makes them feel better …
Teens are undeniably influenced by those around them, and by what they see on social media from television to the internet. So what happens when western media infiltrates a remote island society?
New software developed at Germany’s Max Planck Institute for Informatics can change the shape of an actor’s body onscreen, giving him longer legs, a more muscular torso or narrower hips.
Treatment for anorexia has traditionally focused on individual rehabilitation of the patient, often in a residential treatment center away from the family.
Yoga for teens could be more than a spiritual and physical boost—a new randomized controlled trial suggests that it may help those with anorexia, bulimia and other eating disorders.
The study included 50 adolescents aged 11-16, the vast majority of whom were girls. They were seriously ill. Nearly half had previously been …