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Is There a Biological Cause for Eating Disorders?

By Paul Gaita

A new study found that a protein made by intestinal bacteria could be the root cause of eating disorders. MORE  

Does Watching Television Cause Binge Eating?

By Paul Gaita

Though binge eating can be linked to a variety of factors, like depression, a new study shows that television plays a vital role. MORE  

Morning Roundup: July 26, 2013

By Victoria Kim

Feds raid Washington medical pot dispensaries, new "buzzkilling" app busts fake ID's at the door, and Breaking Bad cast rolls up to premiere in model meth lab RV. MORE  

Childhood Abuse Linked to Food Addiction in Women

By Valerie Tejeda

Women with a history of abuse are twice as likely to develop addictive eating patterns, a study finds. MORE  

Morning Roundup: May 30, 2013

By May Wilkerson

ADHD medications not linked to drug and alcohol abuse, dieters "smoke" booze to save calories, and Lil' Scrappy seeks help for "out of control" marijuana addiction. MORE  

Video: Man "Addicted" to Eating Live Scorpions

By The Fix staff

An Iraqi farmer eats a scorpion a day and says he suffers withdrawal if he doesn't get his fix. MORE  

Study: One in 10 Teen Girls Has an Eating Disorder

By Chrisanne Grise

A UK study finds eating disorder diagnoses are rapidly increasing among teens. MORE  

How Horses Help Treat Eating Disorders

By Victoria Kim

Equine Assisted Therapy can help patients improve body image and learn about boundaries and trust. MORE  

Sexual Harassment Linked to Eating Disorders in Men

By Sarah Beller

A new study finds a link between high levels of sexual harassment and bulimia in men. MORE  

Are Women Wired to Binge Eat?

By Victoria Kim

A new study on rats is the first to suggest that biology may play a role in eating disorders. MORE  

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