Natalia Papadopoulou

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Should Twitter block pro-anorexia ‘thinspiration’ tags?

Eating disorders have gone viral.<p>Online communities that promote self-harm flock under social media tags like #thinspiration (thin + inspiration), #proana (pro-anorexia) and #promia (pro-bulimia).<p>Google (actually, don’t) “pro-ana” or other “thinspo” buzzwords and you’ll see literally thousands of …

Medical Marijuana is Serious Medicine

When Massachusetts voted to make medical marijuana legal, The Holistic Center became the first medical marijuana evaluation center in Boston, …

Internet-fueled thigh-gap diet alarms health experts

<b>Ballwin, Mo.</b> -- Experts in eating disorders are concerned about an Internet-fueled trend in which teenage girls and young women pursue an elusive and possibly dangerous weight-loss goal: to become so slender that their thighs don't touch even when their feet are together.<p>Specialists say achieving a …

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Vogue's New Beauty Standard: No Underage Models Or Eating Disorders

Beginning with the June issue of <i>Vogue</i>, which hits newsstands this month, readers can expect healthier beauties in its pages. The <i>New York Times</i> reported this morning that all 19 international editions of <i>Vogue</i> have adopted a policy that sets a strong precedent in the health and age of its …

For Boys With Eating Disorders, Finding Treatment Can Be Hard

Credit: Maggie Starbard, Rhitu Chatterjee, Ben de la Cruz, Alison Richards/NPR<p>Last year, Kathy Noyes began to notice that her 12-year-old son, Jonathan, was eating more than usual. She caught him eating late at night. She found empty peanut butter jars and chip and cookie bags stashed around the …

New genetic clue to anorexia

The largest DNA-sequencing study of anorexia nervosa has linked the eating disorder to variants in a gene coding for an enzyme that regulates …