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Crisis hotlines turning to text to reach teens

They stream in a couple of dozen times a week, cries for help in bursts of text to DoSomething.org, a nonprofit more used to texting out details to teens on good causes and campaigns than receiving them from young people ...

Mar 30, 2013
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The dangers of the 'ballerina body'

With actress Natalie Portman in Oscar contention, the movie “Black Swan” has taken center stage. So have concerns surrounding the dramatic weight loss Portman underwent for the role. Her depiction of a dangerously ...

Feb 24, 2011
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Facebook users more prone to developing eating disorders

The results of a new study showed that the more time girls spend on Facebook, the more they suffered conditions of bulimia, anorexia, physical dissatisfaction, negative physical self-image, negative approach to eating and ...

Feb 07, 2011
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Exercise could help prevent, treat eating disorders: study

When treating an eating disorder, exercise is rarely considered therapeutic; it’s more likely to be viewed as dangerous for patients already obsessed with their weight. But a new University of Florida study shows that ...

Jan 13, 2011
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