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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…
Being tired is linked to eating unhealthy foods that may cause weight gain. Being tired is linked to eating unhealthy foods that may cause weight gain. Shuttershock

Does a bad night’s sleep make you likely to overeat?

Few people would argue with the idea that sleep is good for us, but not many of us know that a lack of sleep can cause weight gain. The health benefits of sleep are extremely well-documented. It provides…
Lowering insulin doses can have dangerous effects on the body. Lowering insulin doses can have dangerous effects on the body. Jill A Brown

Diabulimia: health versus body image in type 1 diabetes

Many people around the world take insulin injections to manage their type 1 diabetes. Although it’s essential for their health, some dangerously manipulate their treatment to lose weight. Insulin is a…
Sufferers of internet disorder might find it starts to impose on real life, such as causing difficulties in socialising. Sufferers of internet disorder might find it starts to impose on real life, such as causing difficulties in socialising. Flickr/Fle

Five new mental disorders you could have under DSM-5

Since it was first published in 1952, the DSM has been the has been the diagnostic bible for many psychiatrists. Each time the manual is updated, new conditions are introduced, often amid much controversy…
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…
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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