Is the belief in art’s healing power just wishful thinking, or is there something to it?
A new study explores whether how we perceive our body weight affects our prospects in the job market and at work.
First study to look at binge eating during pregnancy and the long-term outcome for mother and child.
In a diet-obsessed culture, eating disorders pose a severe threat. While the reasons for the disorders are varied, a consistent approach in treatment can help people stop dieting and feel safe.
Instagram can offer a supportive online community to people recovering from eating disorders. It can also reinforce stereotypes of eating disordered bodies.
A new psychological intervention can help any parents - even those crippled by fear and self-blame - to become powerful recovery coaches to children with eating disorders.
Netflix's new film To The Bone simplifies the social causes of anorexia.
To the Bone has attracted comment from mental health professionals and advocates. Critics have concerns it could cause or worsen eating disorder symptoms.
People with anorexia and bulimia often have a strange desire to be near the very thing that is being avoided.
Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt has asked the Medicare review taskforce to consider increasing the number of subsidised mental health sessions for those with eating disorders. Why is that necessary?
A complex issue requires sensitive techniques.
Can new ways of using electric currents to stimulate the brain help reduce symptoms of one of the most debilitating eating disorders?
Shadow Minister for Climate Change and Energy Mark Butler told Q&A that eating disorders "are the mental illness type which has the highest mortality rate". We check the research.
The 'fitspo' movement may be aiming to promote a healthier body image for women, but in truth it's just another narrow set of ideals about what women should look like.
Young women (and men) have been dramatically restricting their calorie intake for centuries, but not all the symptoms of modern anorexia have always been present.
Anorexia and bulimia only account for around half of eating disorders yet too often they're the only ones we take seriously.
Polls show Americans have become less trusting and more suspicious.
Backlash to 'throwback' slimming ad is a win for the bikini terrorists
Biological and psychological factors are implicated in anorexia. If it was just about media, why are many more people obese?
The French government is backing parliamentary plans to ban unhealthily thin models from catwalks, but do the bodies of these models really affect women's self-image?