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Posts Tagged ‘anorexia’

By On August 28th, 2018

Model Ireland Baldwin shares her experience with an eating disorder

It would be easy to think Ireland Baldwin has lived a charmed life as the daughter of actors Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, but the 22-year-old recently opened up about struggling with body issues throughout her life. Over the weekend, the emerging model shared several photos and messages on Instagram detailing how she battled eating…

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By On August 2nd, 2018

Anorexia may rewire how the brain responds to taste

A unique difference in how the brain responds to taste may help explain how eating disorders develop in individuals and open the door to potential future treatments according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. A group of researchers from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus says they have found evidence…

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By On July 23rd, 2018

Brain stimulation system shows promise in treating severe anorexia

Researchers say they may have found a way to treat the most severe cases of anorexia be connecting electrodes to very specific areas of the brain. Before you go imagining old “electro-shock” therapies you’ve seen in horror movies, this system is discreet and non-painful. It requires placing electrodes inside the brain connected to a small…

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By On July 5th, 2018

Eating disorders are increasingly common in the military

Eating disorders are becoming increasingly more common within the military, with diagnoses increasing by 26% over a five-year period, according to new research. The findings, published recently in the Defense Health Agency’s Medical Surveillance Monthly Report, indicate that the prevalence of eating disorders had been consistently increasing from the start of the study in 2013…

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By On June 29th, 2018

Does having an eating disorder increase your chance of being bullied?

Past research has made it clear that teens who have been the victim of bullying from a young age are significantly more likely to develop an eating disorder. Now, a new study published in JAMA Psychiatry suggests the reverse may hold true as well. “In some kids, disordered eating might lead to bullying,” wrote Tracy…

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By On June 25th, 2018

Florence Welch uses new single to finally confront her eating disorder

Florence Welch opens the new single from her band, Florence and the Machine’s by singing “at 17, I started to starve myself.” The song, “Hunger,” marks the first time she was “able to put it on paper” or publicly talk about the eating disorder she developed as a teenager. In a wide-ranging interview with The Guardian’s…

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By On June 1st, 2018

First new estimates in a decade show changing eating disorder rates

If you’ve read about eating disorders in the past 10 years or so, you’ve probably read the same set of statistics which estimate approximately 30 million people in the US live with an eating disorder. That isn’t a coincidence. Despite how widespread eating disorders are, how dangerous they can be, and the commonly accepted notion…

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