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'Catherine': It doesn't help to sensationalise eating disorders – I should know

At the age of seven, I'm told, I decided that my New Year's resolution would be to lose weight. I have no recollection of this, nor do I remember ever thinking that I was fat. I wasn't bullied or picked on, my home wasn't broken, and I was a happy and healthy.

Outrage at 'skin and bones' Miss Universe model

Australia's Miss Universe competition found itself under scrutiny yesterday as doctors and dieticians questioned the inclusion of a finalist they claimed was severely underweight.

Anorexia is mystery to ministers

The Government has no official record of how many people in the UK suffer from anorexia or bulimia, a leading eating disorder charity says.

One million Britons suffer from eating disorders - so why is so little being done to help?

More than a million people in Britain are afflicted by anorexia and bulimia. But the real scandal is how long it takes them to get treated, or even taken seriously. Charlotte Philby uncovers some shocking truths about the way we deal with eating disorders

GPs 'failing to help people with eating disorders'

GPs are failing to help people suffering from eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia, a charity said today.

GSA website: Help is just a click away

Girls’ schools have set up a website to reassure parents who are worried about their daughters. Will mums use it?

Big rise in teenage girls admitted to hospital with anorexia

The number of girls of 16 and under admitted to hospital with anorexia has jumped by 80 per cent over the past 10 years, figures released by the NHS yesterday show. The data was revealed in a parliamentary answer by the Care Services minister Phil Hope.

London Fashion Week: Take off those heels and eat something!

Far from the catwalk, stressed-out models are being offered counselling and a square meal at a secret London refuge. Rachel Shields reports

Kate Figes: Girls are under pressure – and 'bitch culture' is the result

Behind a Facebook site dedicated to an unpopular teacher lie bigger issues

Size-zero: Here we go again...

Super-skinny models dominate the autumn fashion shows, and now MTV is actively promoting competitive dieting. Jonathan Owen and John Sunyer report

My story: anorexia

A 21-year-old female medical student and ambassador for beat, an eating disorder charity, tells us her story about dealing with anorexia.

'Dangerously thin' climbers face ban

The Swiss mountaineer John Salathe once described rock climbing as "the finest, most healthiest sport in the whole world".

Eating disorders explained

Eating disorders are a huge problem in the UK that affect 1.1 million people, according to the charity Beating Eating Disorders (beat), but lots of people don’t understand that they are an illness.

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Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

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Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

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Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

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Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn
Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

Yvette Cooper: We can't lose the election. There's too much on the line

The shadow Home Secretary on fighting radical Islam, protecting children, and why anyone in Labour who's thinking beyond May must 'sort themselves out'
A bad week for the Greens: Leader Natalie Bennett's 'car crash' radio interview is followed by Brighton council's failure to set a budget due to infighting

It's not easy being Green

After a bad week in which its leader had a public meltdown and its only city council couldn't agree on a budget vote, what next for the alternative party? It's over to Caroline Lucas to find out
Gorillas nearly missed: BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter

Gorillas nearly missed

BBC producers didn't want to broadcast Sir David Attenborough's famed Rwandan encounter
Downton Abbey effect sees impoverished Italian nobles inspired to open their doors to paying guests for up to €650 a night

The Downton Abbey effect

Impoverished Italian nobles are opening their doors to paying guests, inspired by the TV drama
China's wild panda numbers have increased by 17% since 2003, new census reveals

China's wild panda numbers on the up

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