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Pressures of growing up 'are damaging girls'

Girls as young as 10 are suffering stress, anxiety and unhappiness as they struggle to cope with the pressures of growing up, according to research published today.

Dietitian: Get a taste for a rewarding career

Dietitians help everyone from top athletes to those suffering from eating disorders to have a healthier relationship with food

Does anyone eat normally any more?

Bizarre intolerances, extreme diets, drunkorexia, orthorexia, bigorexia... why is it that so many of us now have such an unhealthy relationship with our food?

Mark Steel: Sorry, but Prezza's bulimia is just a trifling matter

No wonder John Prescott could not get cured of bulimia. When the doctor asked him what was wrong he probably said, "In as much as over-consumeringness, that which is vomitatious to indigested, as you well know. Now, don't be interruption doctor, I've paid listening to how you've said – sickability, as such, of triflement and manyfold of chips, is forthcoming with each regurgitationingness of that which has undergone swallowment, both liquified and solidacious, and you can look at the reports to be backing this of certain, pukement levels have ascendified to alarmed figure, reaching frankly unprecedentious rates of outpourings that is highly inacceptable AS I HAVE SAID ALL ALONG."

Men and bulimia: Why suffer in silence?

Matthew Campling battled against an eating disorder for years. But like John Prescott, he felt too ashamed to admit it. Now he's helping others to face their demons

Prescott reveals he suffered from bulimia

The former deputy prime minister John Prescott has revealed he suffered from bulimia, it has been reported.

Feast & Famine: The Alternate Day Diet

This promises fantastic weight-loss results – but to many nutritionists, it's heresy. Rachel Shields puts it to the test

White on black: the racism in women's glossies

The queen of Britain's model agents claims that ethnic cover stars are much scarcer now than they were 25 years ago. Arifa Akbar reports

Anger 'endemic in British society'

"Problem anger" is ignored in the UK yet is endemic in society, according to a report published today.

Pressure at school blamed for childhood suicide toll

Hundreds of young people a year commit suicide or deliberately harm themselves as a result of the pressures of family breakdown and stress at school, teachers' leaders warned yesterday.

'Drunkorexics' offset calories from drink by skipping meals

They are calling it "drunkorexia" and while it is not a strict medical term, dietitians believe there is a link between binge drinking and eating disorders.

Jockeys 'run risk of eating disorders' in bid to stay slim

Anorexia and bulimia are more commonly associated with models in the fashion industry, but, as one of horseracing's biggest events – the Cheltenham Festival – begins, a study suggests that jockeys are also prone to eating-disorder and weight-loss problems.

Deborah Orr: Jersey is an unwilling star in this drama

I doubt that there has ever been a performance of Benjamin Britten's Peter Grimes that has not found some sort of disturbing echo in the news of the day. But that didn't make it any more comfortable this week to watch Opera North's touring production of this demanding exploration of child abuse in a small and tight community.

Pressure to grow old beautifully drives over-50s to anorexia

Anorexia used to be regarded as a teenagers' disease. But now, the prevalence of youthful-looking older celebrities such as Sharon Stone and Madonna is being linked to a rise in the number of women in their 50s being treated for anorexia and other eating disorders.

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