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News Genes Connected to Eating Disorders

Two families affected by anorexia and bulimia shed light on the genetic contributors to eating disorders. Eating disorders, which are included in the...

Defining Recovery in Anorexia — and Addiction

How do you define recovery from anorexia? Tuesday's New York Times explores this question — and highlights striking similarities to the debate over defining...

A Genetic Link Between Anorexia and Autism?

At the Eating Disorders Unit at the Maudsley Hospital in London, anorexia is not seen as a social disorder — or even primarily a psychological one. While most...

Suicidal Anorexics: Determined to Die?

Deciding not to eat sounds to most people the very definition of suicide. It is perhaps no surprise then that a new study concludes that when anorexics choose to...

The Furor Over an Anorexia Ad

The fashion world is all about timing, finding that perfect moment to launch the Next Big Thing. So it's not surprising that the upstart Italian clothing...

Mind Over Mirror

When she was 14, as Nicole Townsend agonized about the sort of girl she was, and how she looked compared to her friends, what began to take hold was a feeling...

Thin Gray Line

For a decade starting at age 40, headaches, chest pains, fainting spells, hair loss and severe anemia plagued Eileen Binckley. During that period, she consulted...

Anorexia Goes High Tech

Developing an eating disorder is no easy task. Becoming an anorexic, for example, requires months, even years, of obsessive, destructive tunnel vision. Anorexia...

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