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Famous Women With Eating Disorders Are Right To Speak Publicly About Them

"Must we (all) talk about our eating disorders?"<p>That's the question Kat Stoeffel at The Cut raised Wednesday in response to New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn's admission that she is a recovering alcoholic and that she suffered from bulimia in her teens and 20s.<p>Quinn, who if elected …

Mental Health

Kelsey Osgood on eating disorders: Anti-anorexia campaigns can inspire young women to try anorexia.

Can trying to dissuade young women from becoming anorexic actually backfire and cause more anorexia? Kelsey Osgood, who is promoting her new book on …

Modeling Scouts Hunt for Fresh Faces at Swedish Eating Disorder Clinic

Swedish modeling agencies have been combing the country’s largest eating disorder recovery facility for new talent, say the clinic’s doctors. …

'Thinspiration' Packages Eating Disorders as a Lifestyle Choice

Rachel Cowey calls her illness "Ursula." It helped to picture an enemy, the witch in <i>The Little Mermaid</i> who manipulates Ariel into giving up her voice.<p>…

Understanding Child Abuse and Neglect Infographic

Child abuse and neglect is an important concern that is affecting the health and well-being of over 6 million children around the United States. We worked with the Institute of Medicine to illustrate child abuse and neglect statistics, risks, effects, and action plans. A better understanding of the …

The Still-Harrowing Extent of Child Abuse and Neglect

The Institute of Medicine released a report today that describes the continued plague—and proposes an ambitious strategy to address it.<p>It’s hard to contemplate, but it wasn't too long ago that beating, berating, or leaving a child to fend for himself might be considered acceptable behavior. As Cris …

Child Abuse Down, Neglect Up

Physical and sexual abuse of children has declined over the past two decades, but the number of children who experience emotional abuse and neglect--mostly by their parents--is increasing. These are the findings of a report by the Institute of Medicine, where researchers called the data a mixed …

Tammy Pierce, Florida Stripper, Arrested On Child Neglect Charge After Police Find Hungry Kids In Squalor

A Florida mother of two was arrested after police found her children in deplorable conditions.<p>According to ABC affiliate WPBF, police were tipped off by a girl who called saying that she hadn't eaten in three days.<p>When officers arrived at the residence of Tammy Pierce on July 31, they found the …

Terri Adkins, Florida Woman, Faces Child Neglect Charges After 5 Kids Found In Trailer Home Meth Lab

A Florida woman faces child neglect charges after police discovered that she was raising five children in a mobile home that was used to cook methamphetamine.<p>According to WTSP, authorities were called out to the home after reports of a fire. After a fire rescue team put the flames out, they called …