An 18-year-old was undergoing treatment for an eating disorder when she learned she was pregnant, already in the second trimester. A mom of two found out at 20 weeks that her much-wanted baby had no kidneys or bladder.
CAIRO (AP) — When the Islamic holy month of Ramadan begins, a battle rages in Habiba Khanom’s mind: If she goes without food or drink, is she doing it for God or because of her anorexia? Deep down she knows the answer, and it saddens her.
BEIJING (AP) — Some figure skaters are hoping an Olympic doping scandal that is fueling a push to raise the minimum age of competitors will also focus attention on what they see as the sport’s most pressing issue: body image, body shaming and disordered eating.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Legislation crafted after the horrific experience of a lawmaker’s daughter would require West Virginia public schools to provide training to students and teachers about eating disorders and self-harm.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators put executives from YouTube, TikTok and Snapchat on the defensive Tuesday, questioning them about what they’re doing to ensure young users’ safety on their platforms.
Citing the harm that can come to vulnerable young people from the sites — ranging from eating disorders to exposure to sexually explicit content and material promoting addictive drugs — the lawmakers also sought the executives' support for legislation bolstering protection of children on social media.
PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel plans to return to work Monday after getting treatment for nearly three weeks for anxiety as well as an eating disorder and alcohol use.
Adel said in a statement Friday that she had returned home and would continue to make her recovery a priority but had been cleared by her medical team to return to work.
PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County Attorney Allister Adel is seeking treatment for an eating disorder and alcohol use.
The county's top prosecutor issued a statement Friday saying she's getting treatment for anxiety and unhealthy coping mechanisms after “a very difficult year for me medically, professionally and personally.”
Many hospital beds are full. Waiting lists for outpatient treatment are bulging. And teens and adults seeking help for eating disorders are often finding it takes months to get an appointment.
The pandemic created treacherous conditions for eating disorders, leading to a surge of new cases and relapses that is not abating as restrictions are loosened and COVID-19 cases subside in many places, doctors and other specialists say.
Overeaters Anonymous meetings for all eating disorders (bulimia, bingeing, obsessive/compulsive eating or anorexia) have been scheduled in the portable building at Christ Church Anglican, 5501 N. Midkiff Road, Midland, at the following days and times:
As a description of a football program gone off the rails, much of it sounds familiar: Needlessly dangerous practices, a toxic bullying culture and single-minded, abusive coaches.
But one allegation in the news reports following the death of Maryland football player Jordan McNair seemed to come out of nowhere: The use of food to humiliate and punish athletes.
Being upfront about her sexual identity and her 10-year struggle with an eating disorder is part of what made Abigail Swetz an effective teacher — in that way, she made herself vulnerable and built trust among students, she said.
They were little girls with dreams of Olympic gold when they started in gymnastics. Now they're women with lifelong injuries, suffocating anxiety and debilitating eating disorders...
BURLINGTON, Vt. -
Some Vermont families are coming out of the shadows to shed light on an issue that is often kept a secret.
The struggle with eating disorders is the focus of a new documentary called "All of Me" by Vermont producer Bess O'Brien.