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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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