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Understanding anorexia nervosa

Anorexia is the best-known eating disorder, although not the commonest (that's bulimia). It's a serious disease and sufferers are often secretive about their suffering. We explain how to spot the symptoms and what to do if you're concerned.

The dangers of pro-anorexia and pro-bulimia sites

The numbers of young people admitted to hospital with eating disorders have doubled in the last three years, according to the NHS. Pro-anorexia and pro-bulimia websites are widely seen as a big part of the problem. We look at what these sites are and why they're seen as so toxic. 

Three tips for raising a child with a healthy body image

Being positive about eating and what people look like (and yes, we're afraid that means your own body, too) can make an enormous difference to how your child feels about their own appearance. Here are our guidelines for what (and what not) to do.

Body Confidence - how you can help

Why are so many girls dissatisfied with their appearance? What effect does this have on their school work and their confidence? What can you do to help?

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