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Olympic gold medal tennis star battling bulimia wants to be 'The Biggest Loser'

Trying to avoid becoming the "Biggest Snoozer" without Jillian Michaels, " The Biggest Loser " is combining its traditional weight loss focus with insights into the lives of former athletes. Now one of those contestants, an ex-tennis star and Olympic gold medalist, is facing her fears and talking about issues ranging from her battle with bulimia to body image, reported ESPN on Sept.

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Related Topix: Game Show, The Biggest Loser, Reality TV, Entertainment, Television, Jillian Michaels, Health

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Illawarra Mercury

600 Illawarra children in the grip of eating disorder

The rise in eating disorders is having a huge effect on young lives and has become a major national health concern. More than 600 Illawarra children, some as young as 10 years old, are living with an eating disorder, new figures reveal.

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Related Topix: Health

She Knows

Miranda Lambert's body gets more headlines than her career and it's not okay

Jenna Birch is a health and lifestyle writer, lipstick enthusiast, aspiring yogi and diehard Wolverine based near Ann Arbor, MI. For more information, visit jennabirch.com or follow her on twitter @jennabirch.

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Related Topix: Miranda Lambert, Country, Ann Arbor, MI, Health

Medical Daily

Belly Dance Your Way To A More Positive Body Image

Belly dancing has been a source of entertainment for years and has recently become a popular form of exercise. Researchers found that the dance is not just fun and sexually enticing, but it promotes a good body image.

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Related Topix: Health, Australia, World News,

Eating Disorders Online

Model for 'The What's Underneath Project' challenges beauty standards

Melanie Gaydos is a fashion model - but she also has a rare condition called ectodermal dysplasia, which makes her bald. In a recent interview for the "What's Underneath Project," a series of web videos that feature a diverse range of unconventional women and men talking about body image and style, Gaydos talked about her own experiences being judged for looking different.

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Related Topix: Health

Illawarra Mercury

Body image worries pre-pubescent children too: expert

Children as young as six are saying they are unhappy with their weight and shape, an eating disorder expert says. Children as young as six are saying they are unhappy with their weight and shape, an eating disorder expert says.

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Related Topix: Health

Thu Sep 11, 2014

Daily Star

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The rent-a-gob went head to head with body image teacher Natasha Devon on BBC Radio Ulster this morning, and in true Hopkins tradition , she was steamrolled by her opposition. The two ladies, who have very different views on obesity and the overweight, were discussing new studies that found that calling someone fat or giving them "tough love" will in no way make it easier for them lose weight.

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Related Topix: Health

Scientific Blogging

When Talking About Body Size, Women And Doctors Are Speaking Different Languages

African American women and their female children have the highest obesity prevalence of any demographic group in the United States, and they are also most likely to underestimate their body weight, according to a paper from Rush University Medical Center. The authors say cultural norms for body size may prevent awareness among many African American women about the potential risks of obesity and the benefits of weight loss.

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Related Topix: African-American, Rush University, Health, Life, Food, Nutrition

Independent.ie

'Thinspiration' sites are fuelling teens' eating disorders

GIRLS as young as 13 with eating disorders, and who self-harm, are accessing 'thinspiration' websites to "feed" their disease, it has emerged. Calls have now been made for social media giants like Facebook and Twitter to pay for compulsory 'life lessons' in both primary and secondary schools.

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Related Topix: Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Health

Wed Sep 10, 2014

CTV

Belly dancing could encourage positive body image: study

Popular for the fitness benefits of its torso-driven moves -- and for pure enjoyment -- the practice of belly dancing could also lead to improved body image for women, according to new research. "Belly dancing is an activity associated with positive body image, because participants tend to focus less on their external appearance, and more on the experience and what they are able to do with their bodies," says lead author Dr. Marika Tiggemann, of the psychology department at Flinders University in Australia.

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Eating Disorders Online

Belly dancing can improve body image, study says

Besides being a cultural mainstay in the Middle East, belly dancing might also help to improve body image, say researchers from Flinders University in Australia. Recruiting young women from dancing schools, Dr. Marika Tiggemann interviewed 213 individuals for a study - 112 of whom were experienced belly dancers.

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Related Topix: Health

FansShare

Lady Gaga has spoken out in defence of her body image

Women in the entertainment industry have it very tough these days, with a lot of pressure being put on them to make sure that they look their best at all times, as there is always someone lurking about with a camera, ready to take a picture of them looking their worst and posting it all over the internet. While this is certainly not fair on these women, it is very much the case.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Dance, Pop/Rock, Lady Gaga, Health

Thu Sep 04, 2014

GNIF Brain Blogger

Is Anorexia a Modern, Culture-Bound Disorder?

The universality and the origins of anorexia nervosa have been the subject of years of debate.

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Related Topix: Health, Fasting

Wed Sep 03, 2014

Daily Mail

Embarrassment for MTA as it misspells own name on new license plates

'Where is your mercy? We want to hear from you': Steven Sotloff's furious family confront murderers in Arabic as they pay tribute to a 'gentle soul' who 'tried to find good in a world of darkness' Hedge fund billionaire 'bullied his wife into signing prenup' that would leave her with 1 PERCENT of his $5.6billion fortune A show of force: Obama lands in Britain aboard Air Force One before military chopper transports him to Wales where brand new UK warship is unveiled... and world leaders prepare to condemn Russia's actions in Ukraine 'This is my world': Tragic Facebook post by wife of British ISIS hostage that showed her husband and his baby daughter... two years before he was seized by terrorists Three Canadians were among Islamist fighters who tortured and drained the bank accounts of two U.S. journalists held hostage in Syria How ironic! Duck Dynasty star Phil Robertson's stance on ISIS ... (more)

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Related Topix: World News, Africa, Libya, Health, iCloud, Science / Technology

Examiner.com

Kate Hudson denies eating disorder, talks 70-lb weight loss: Weighed 184 lbs

Kate Hudson credits a low-carb diet and Pilates and yoga workouts for her stunning bikini body, and slammed rumors that she's suffering from an eating disorder.

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Related Topix: Fitness, Pilates, Yoga, Health

NEWS.com.au

Body blow to diet products

GEORGE Bozinis, born with a mystery condition that prevented his body from producing enough energy to even breathe, hits the ground running with the help of a Hart Walker.

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Related Topix: Financial Services, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group, Health

ABC News

A Chorus of Women on Women's Clothing

In 1995 an advertising executive named Ilene Beckerman narrated her life story through the clothes she wore at different ages.

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Related Topix: Health, Entertainment

Basildon Recorder

Kate Hudson said she would never have an eating disorder

The Almost Famous actress, who previously sued publications for claiming she "had an eating disorder", told Red magazine she has a healthy body image.

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Related Topix: Comedy Movies, Music!, Almost Famous, Drama Movies, Adventure, Celebrities, Kate Hudson, Health

Express India

Headscarf linked to positive body image among women: study

A total of 587 Muslim women aged from 18 to 70 years from London participated in a number of tests.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

The Inquirer & Mirror

Meghan Trainor on "Entertainment Tonight"

Nantucket's own Meghan Trainor, whose hit "All About That Bass" has more than 40 million YouTube views and hit number-one on iTunes earlier this summer, is scheduled to be featured on tonight's episode of "Entertainment Tonight," airing at 6:30 p.m. on WBIN .

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Related Topix: Nantucket, MA, Health

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