| Jan 11, 2014
| 7:29 PM
As a 5-year-old sitting on his great-grandmother's knee in the 1950s in Philadelphia, Marc Young listened patiently as she whispered in broken English the same two sentences she would come to repeat in a weekly ritual for years.
"God gave the Ten...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 2:50 PM
It wasn't too long ago that Julia Schaeffer consumed only 300 calories a day.
She also refused to spend time with anyone, gave up on sleep and skipped classes to make time for exercise. Dance to gym to rehearsals to work and back to the gym — that...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 2:30 AM
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 15-year-old daughter, who is overweight, wants to lose weight badly. She has recently lost about 20 pounds, but I'm becoming worried about how she's doing it. She often skips meals, and she exercises for several hours every day. I...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 1:40 PM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Eating disorders are most often associated with young women, but a new study suggests young men can also become obsessed with their appearance and go to extremes to enhance their bodies.
The problem can resemble a...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 5:40 PM
Demi Lovato has a new book coming out, and Monday on Facebook she gave fans a taste of what's to come.
In the book's March 15 entry, Lovato reflects on the day that's the anniversary of her sobriety and recovery, and shares the serenity prayer. ...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Source: National Eating Disorders Association
Eating disorders are real, complex and devastating conditions that can have serious consequences for a patient's health, productivity and relationships - and even kill.
| Nov 12, 2013
| 9:31 AM
Emily Sandoz, Ph.D., author of "Living with Your Body and Other Things You Hate," will conduct a presentation at 2:00 p.m. this Sunday that organizers say "will provide truthful and powerful resources to help individuals along the path toward body...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 1:30 AM
"YOU KNOW, Hillary Clinton gives of herself. Princess Diana gives of herself. But they are not saints," said actor Edward James Olmos.
Well, during no point in Hillary Clinton's lifetime has she ever been considered a saint. Princess Diana, however, even...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 3:35 PM
Amy Winehouse officially died of "death by misadventure" related to alcohol. But her brother now says there may have been another reason for the singer's passing in 2011 at age 27: bulimia.
In an interview with the Guardian ahead of an exhibition at the...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Scientists have discovered two gene mutations that they believe are associated with an increased risk of eating disorders.
Anorexia nervosa and bulimia often run in families, but these eating disorders are complex, and it has proved difficult to...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Q: I am very concerned about my 14-year-old daughter. She seems to have lost a lot of weight lately and I don't see her eat much or often. Whenever I ask her about this, she gets mad and says there is nothing wrong with her. I'm worried she might have...