Eating Disorders More Common at Some Schools Than Others, and Here’s Why

April 21, 2016

Eating disorders may be more prevalent at schools where a greater portion of the student body is female, a new study suggests.


Study Confirms Eating Disorders’ Deadly Toll

January 29, 2016

FRIDAY, Jan. 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) — New research assesses the often fatal outcomes for people with eating disorders, particularly anorexia.
The study found that people with anorexia nervosa were five times more likely to die early than those in the general population. Most of the deaths among people with anorexia, which involves a low body […]


Childhood Bullies at Higher Risk for These Disorders

November 30, 2015

Bullies may be at increased risk for eating disorders, a new study suggests.


Parents Should Be Involved in Teen’s Bulimia Treatment: Study

September 18, 2015

FRIDAY, Sept. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Teens with bulimia recover faster when their parents are involved in their treatment, new research reports.
Traditionally, parents have been excluded from the treatment and counseling of teens with bulimia, the researchers said. But, the study’s authors found that having parents play a role in their children’s treatment was […]


Men With Eating Disorders Often Ignore Symptoms Because It’s a ‘Female Problem’

April 9, 2014

The widely held belief that only women experience eating disorders delays men with these conditions from getting treatment, a new British study says.


Magnetic Brain Stimulation Shows Promise Against Eating Disorders

November 12, 2013

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, Nov. 12 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that some patients with anorexia or bulimia who receive targeted, noninvasive magnetic brain stimulation may experience relief from their binge eating and purging behaviors.
Doctors used a procedure called “repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation” on 20 patients with entrenched cases of anorexia or bulimia. […]


Bodybuilding Boys Often Try Drugs and Alcohol, Study Finds

November 4, 2013

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Nov. 4 (HealthDay News) — Teenaged boys who pump iron and pop steroids in hopes of improving their appearance may be at risk for binge drinking and drug abuse, a new study suggests.
This kind of behavior is really a type of eating disorder, said lead researcher Alison Field, an associate professor […]


For Obese Kids, Weight Loss Can Sometimes Lead to Anorexia

September 9, 2013

Obese children and teens who lose weight are in danger of developing eating disorders — including anorexia and bulimia — and a new study highlights how this can happen.


1 in 3 Young Americans Has Suffered Dating Violence: Survey

July 31, 2013

By Randy DotingaHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, July 31 (HealthDay News) — More than one-third of U.S. teens and young adults say they’ve suffered abuse during dating and about one-third say they’ve been perpetrators of abuse, new research finds. About one-quarter say they’ve been both an abuser and a victim.
It’s not clear how the research defines dating violence […]


5 Must-Know Facts About Eating Disorders

February 26, 2013

This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, dedicated to raising awareness about anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorder, and other conditions that involve preoccupations with food and weight. Think you know what an eating disorder is all about? You may not.



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