Despite efforts by mainstream media to promote positive body images, a new study finds that many Australian teens still have a negative relationship with their weight.
Girls and boys as young as eight are more unhappy with their body image and weight when they have higher levels of hormones linked to the onset of puberty, researchers say.
Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young uses Senate Estimates to raise an allegation that a school chaplain told a student with anorexia that she was "hungering for the word of God".
Ash Myburgh's attempt to lose weight changed how she viewed food — she became "afraid of it". Now recovered from anorexia, she says a new approach to research and treatment has the potential to "save lives".
Alice Hobday battled an eating disorder for about three years, sparking a long road to recovery that she wishes she had more help on. Now she's leading a mentoring program seeking to cut the high relapse rate.
How often do you eat lunch at your desk or skip the meal altogether? If you are anything like a lawyer, the answer might be all the time.
Male stereotypes are impacting on anorexia nervosa diagnosis, experts warn, with an increasing number of boys suffering from the eating disorder.