(NEW YORK) -- Children as young as 9 years old have engaged in disordered eating behaviors, according to a new analysis published in JAMA this week. The analysis, which was published Monday and based on data from nearly 12,000 children, showed that 5% of children... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- Instagram is accused in two new lawsuits of spurring eating disorders and mental health problems ranging from anxiety and depression to addiction and suicide attempts in teenage girls. The lawsuits -- filed against Meta, the parent company of both Facebook and Instagram... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A growing number of gay men are publicly pushing back against what they say is bullying within the gay community over how they look, and in many cases using social media to do so. Sam Coffie, who calls himself full-figured and posts... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning of a rise in eating and tic disorders among teenage girls during the COVID-19 pandemic. Echoing prior research, the proportion of emergency department visits with eating disorders doubled among adolescent girls; those for... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- A new trend on TikTok could lead some teens to believe they have a serious mental disorder, according to some experts. The app, which has become a community for users to connect and for teens to show off dance moves and share... Read More.