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Valeria Lukyanova: a ‘thinspiration’ pin up. Valeria Lukyanova: a ‘thinspiration’ pin up. Youtube

Anorexia advocates turn medical condition into self-expression

Decoration and modification of the body have become a contemporary form of fashion. Aesthetic sensibilities once considered quite deviant (and now ordinary) commonly articulate our sense of self through…
Autism is believed to affect more men but women should also be in the picture. Autism is believed to affect more men but women should also be in the picture. VikaUshkanova

Female autism could be widely undetected because of gender bias in studies

Autism reveals itself in different ways in women than in men, according to new research from the University of Cambridge. And this has the potential to great advance our understanding of the condition…
Anorexia affects about 2% of women in their lifetime, although one in every ten sufferers is male. Anorexia affects about 2% of women in their lifetime, although one in every ten sufferers is male. Darwin Bell

Epigenetics offers a glimmer of hope for future anorexia treatment

Most people know that anorexia nervosa is a psychiatric illness associated with the maintenance of low weight and fear of weight gain. But we know very little about what causes this destructive disease…
Unrealistic advertising can severely damage individual self-esteem. Unrealistic advertising can severely damage individual self-esteem. Ed Yourdan/Flickr.

Reining in advertisers to curb Australia’s body image distortion

Body image may be the western world’s ugliest export. Images of thin, toned women and hyper-muscular men are conveyed via television, magazines, movies and the internet to the global market. The ideal…
An English court has ordered that a young anorexic woman be force fed. An English court has ordered that a young anorexic woman be force fed. DoD /Wikimedia Commons

Force-feeding anorexic patient curbs freedom of choice

Force-feeding or starving to death? Emotive terms for an appalling choice. But this choice – whether to restrain and force-feed a young woman against her will or let her die of starvation – was recently…
Eating disorders are more than fad diets gone wrong. Eating disorders are more than fad diets gone wrong. Flickr -S

Explainer: anorexia and bulimia

Eating disorders are an increasing problem in children and adolescents. Recent Australian studies have indicated eating disorder behaviour has increased twofold in Australia in the last five years and…

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