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Lives ‘destroyed by NHS eating disorder failures’

Lives ‘destroyed by NHS eating disorder failures’

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Lives are being lost and destroyed by the failure of the NHS in England to provide care for people with eating disorders, MPs and campaigners say. They say more than a million people have an eating disorder, but specialist help is often difficult to access. It leaves patients relying on GPs who lack the skills and training to help.The warnings have been made in two separate reports - by charity Beat and the cross-party Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee.They acknowledged improvements had been made to children's services, but said adult care remained more problematic.Research by Beat showed some specialist services had waiting times of more than five months.Chief executive Andrew Radford said: "This research should set alarm bells r...
Instagram eating disorder content 'out of control'

Instagram eating disorder content 'out of control'

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Content on Instagram that encourages eating disorders is "spiralling out of control", psychiatrists have warned.A BBC investigation found children swapping graphic images of weight loss and advice on how to make their illnesses more extreme.Dr Jon Goldin, of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, said "vulnerable" people were finding peer groups online.Instagram says it does not allow content encouraging or promoting eating disorders and removes it when aware.In January, the case of 14-year-old Molly Russell, who took her own life after viewing self-harm images, led to widespread criticism of Instagram.After public pressure the platform owned by Facebook announced a wide-ranging review and committed to...
Study: Eating healthy on a budget is possible

Study: Eating healthy on a budget is possible

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March 6 (UPI) -- It's possible to eat healthy without breaking the bank, a study says. For a family of four, buying a basket of food while shopping at a bulk or discount market averaged out at $ 25 a day, according to a study published March in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. That number was compared to $ 35 in specialty grocery stores. "This study determined the likelihood that families living in low-income households could create meals that meet the USDA dietary guidelines presented in MyPlate nutrition education materials," Karen M. Jetter, a researcher at University of California at Davis and study lead author, said in a news release. "In addition to food cost, the other factors considered were access to stores, time for meal preparation, and whether the menus include...