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By On June 14th, 2018

Overweight people are more likely to have an eating disorder, but are less likely to be treated

When people think about eating disorders, they typically think of thin people – usually women. However, this is forgetting the most common eating disorder in society today: binge eating disorder. Now, a new study reminds us that, despite the stereotypes, overweight or obese individuals are more likely to show signs of disordered eating behaviors compared…

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By On June 12th, 2018

Who do eating disorders really affect? [Infographic]

Despite the misperception that eating disorders are only an issue for young, white, affluent women, there is plenty of evidence that eating disorders affect people of every gender, race, ethnicity, culture, size, socioeconomic status, or sexual orientation. Sadly, this misconception has real consequences for those who don’t fit the stereotype. The myths around eating disorders…

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By On June 5th, 2018

CDC report finds sudden jump in teen deaths

A nation-wide increase in accidental deaths, homicides, and suicides among the youth of America has experts on alert and calling for increased efforts to treat mental health issues in the young. After a 14-year period of decline in the death rate for 10- to 19-year-olds in the US between 1999 and 2013, a new report…

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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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By On May 30th, 2018

Poison Control Centers see dramatic increase in calls about ADHD medication

Experts are sounding the alarm about the risk of accidental ingestion or overdose from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder medications, following the release of a recent study published in the journal Pediatrics. According to the findings, US Poison Control Centers are receiving approximately 29 calls every day – totally more than 200 per week –  related to…

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By On May 25th, 2018

After 46 years with bulimia, author shows recovery is possible at any age

When Iris Ruth Pastor was a 19-year-old college student, she thought she found a secret shortcut to maintain her body shape while also developing a social standing within her school and achieving high grades. It all seemed to be working perfectly for her. Unfortunately, that shortcut was actually a destructive eating disorder that she would…

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By On May 16th, 2018

22 U.S. states have filed lawsuits against pharma companies involved in opioid epidemic

Six more U.S. states have announced lawsuits against OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, bringing the total number of state-level lawsuits to 22. The states are accusing the pharmaceutical company of contributing to the nation-wide opioid epidemic with misleading marketing. U.S. state attorneys general from Nevada, Florida, Texas, North Carolina, North Dakota, and Tennessee say the company…

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