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Social media sites need to do more to eliminate pro-anorexia messages, but they aren't behind the rise in eating disorders

The number of children and teenagers seeking help for eating disorders has risen by 110 per cent in the past three years. How much does social media play a part?

‘High’ street: A shopping spree really does make you happy, says new research

Say buy buy to the blues: Picking goods and paying for them really does banish sadness, says a study into retail therapy

A shopping spree really does make you happy, says new research

Channel 4's new 'Big Ballet': Defying ballet’s body politics

Holly Williams reports on a new Channel 4 show giving a leg-up to plus-sized dancers

Young people are struggling, but we need more than a nod from Government to acknowledge it

From pornography to skipping meals, too many children don't know where to turn when they need help and advice

Ke$ha has topped the UK singles chart with Pitbull shortly after checking into rehab for an eating disorder

Pitbull and Kesha take first UK number one single of 2014 with 'Timber'

Ellie Goulding heads up the albums chart 65 weeks after Halycon was released

'I want to Iearn to love myself again, exactly as I am' the singer said

Ke$ha checks into rehab for eating disorder

Pop singer Ke$ha has checked into rehab seeking treatment for an eating disorder.

Lady Mary shares a stern word with Lady Rose in the Downton Abbey Christmas Special 2013

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The News Matrix: Thursday 19 December 2013

Tories will vote on any new coalition

Don't blame celebrities or pro-ana websites for the rise in eating disorders

More has to be done to work on prevention and early intervention of eating disorders – and that isn’t simply about banning websites

Brittany Murphy's father is pushing for the inquiry into her death to be re-opened after heavy metals were found in her tissue samples

Brittany Murphy cause of death: Toxicology tests suggest star may have been poisoned 'with criminal intent'

High levels of ten heavy metals were detected in the actress' tissue samples

Yes to Counselling and weight-loss plans, but doctors must ensure they treat each case of obesity individually

As new guidelines are issues in the US, specialist causes must not be overlooked

Lagerfeld: 'I love what I do. That's the best motivation there is'

Debenhams unveils Size 16 mannequins. But fashion superstars like Karl Lagerfeld keep letting women down

The designer is doing a pretty good job of representing the worst of fashion

Market Report: Chinese recovery helps miners dig in

Signs of a recovering services economy in China and better iron ore prices pushed mining stocks toward the top of the blue chip table yesterday, but even this wasn't enough to dig the Footsie out of a hole. HSBC's Chinese services data suggested the Chinese economy performed well in October while iron ore prices also helped the mood.

Binge eating treatment is tasty for Shire

News that its binge eating disorder treatment has passed clinical trials sent shares in Shire soaring to an intraday high yesterday.

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