Eating disorders

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Women losing their periods because of restrictive diets and excessive exercise
UK eating disorder charity Beat says problem, fuelled by social media, increasing even among those who are not underweight

Sarah Marsh

06, Jan, 2022 @1:47 PM

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NHS unable to treat every child with eating disorder as cases soar
NHS Digital figures for England show 41% rise in hospital admissions of people aged 17 and under

Andrew Gregory Health editor

04, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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David Baddiel and his daughter on his social media addiction: ‘it can reward and punish you’
Despite the abuse and anger, the comedian spent hours a day online. But then his daughter Dolly became dangerously drawn in. Was it time for a rethink?

Hadley Freeman

11, Dec, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Tom Watson reveals he has struggled with an eating disorder
Former Labour deputy leader says problems worsened in lockdown as he replaced sugar addiction with dairy

Sarah Marsh

26, Nov, 2021 @2:47 PM

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‘It spreads like a disease’: how pro-eating-disorder videos reach teens on TikTok
Although the platform bans content promoting dangerous weight loss, hashtags such as #skinnycheck can still be found

Kari Paul

16, Oct, 2021 @4:00 AM

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‘She opens the app and gets bombarded’: parents on Instagram, teens and eating disorders
Mothers describe their daughters’ dangerous experiences after whistleblower Frances Haugen’s testimony

Kari Paul in San Francisco

12, Oct, 2021 @5:24 PM

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Ballerina Georgina Pazcoguin: ‘We owe it to younger dancers not to stay silent’
In her new memoir, New York City Ballet’s first Asian-American soloist speaks out about racism and sexual bullying in ballet. Now she wants to overhaul the industry from within

Fiona Sturges

08, Oct, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Tom Daley on love, grief and health: ‘It was hammered into me that I needed to lose weight’
Fresh from winning gold in Tokyo, the diver answers readers’ questions on everything from gay role models to his passion for knitting and the secrets of his success

Emine Saner

07, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘The hardest point in recovery’: the long wait for eating disorder treatment
Lifestyle changes and Covid anxiety have caused a spike in eating disorders, and services are stretched. New treatment is on its way, but timing is crucial

Sarah Hender

02, Oct, 2021 @7:00 PM

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‘It took a year to get help’: generation Z on mental health decline
Technology and Covid lockdowns blamed for rise in eating disorders and insomnia among young

Sarah Marsh

30, Sep, 2021 @5:52 PM

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What makes me thankful? I grew up in a world before Instagram | Arwa Mahdawi
Facebook may have shelved its plans for an ‘Instagram for Kids’, but the photo-sharing app will continue to prompt complaints that it causes anxiety, depression and body image issues in teenage girls, writes the Guardian columnist Arwa Mahdawi

Arwa Mahdawi

28, Sep, 2021 @4:00 PM

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One in five UK eating disorder patients forced to pay for private care
Families being forced to quit jobs and live off credit cards in order to support loved ones, report reveals

Sarah Marsh

23, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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