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Social media is a strong influencer when it comes to body image, and new research confirms that frequent Facebook use is associated with a higher risk for eating disorders.
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Nickolay Lamm, the artist whose 3-D images of a normal Barbie called "Lammily" with real-life measurements went viral over the summer, has raised enough money to launch his own doll line.
Campaigns promoting awareness about eating disorders have sparked discussions within the Duke community regarding how to best address the issue.
With 19 Kids And Counting, the Duggar family has no shortage of personalities - and issues.
A House Republican said Wednesday that she'll soon propose legislation to study how commercial advertising creates body image expectations that lead to eating disorders.
After we saw what a "normal" Barbie might look like , we were itching to get our hands on some and distribute them to little girls everywhere.
Just west of Kenmore Square, the Renfrew Center of Massachusetts exudes a positive atmosphere for women struggling with eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating disorder and Eating Disorders Not Otherwise Specified .
Facebook has become a global phenomenon and an active space for social comparison.
Adolescence isn't easy. And for Jane Fonda , it was even more challenging: Her mother committed suicide when she was 12; her famous father was remote, and Jane struggled with an eating disorder and body image as she matured.
When you looked in the mirror this morning, did you stare hard at those fine lines and wrinkles? Perhaps you passed a critical eye over those not-so-perfect hips and thighs as you swore you'd get back on that diet and into those skinny jeans stuffed at the bottom of your wardrobe.
This week's "Life 101" takes a look at the "thigh gap craze," where people have a goal to lose weight in order to achieve unrealistic standards of beauty.
Westhampton College women will have the chance to be part of the university's first body acceptance class starting this spring to fight body dissatisfaction and the pressures surrounding young women to pursue an unattainable, unhealthy body.
Kids are bombarded with messages about body size and shape from an early age, and this can come from home as well as from different medias.
We don't always think about men when we think about eating disorders. But in the queer male community, these disorders are quietly at epidemic levels - gay men are up to three times more likely than heterosexuals to have a clinical or subclinical eating disorder.
The emphasis on appearance over intelligence, personality and behavior starts early for girls, and that culture turns particularly toxic during the teen years, when it can contribute to the development of eating disorders .