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Morning Roundup: Nov. 19, 2014

By Shawn Dwyer

Company criticized for selling pro-eating disorder T-shirts, police fail to solve LSD-tainted meat case, and soap opera actor Freddie Smith arrested for DUI. MORE  

Proposed Italian Law Targeting Pro-Ana Sites Stirs Controversy

By Paul Gaita

Despite the often tragic consequences of young girls visiting pro-ana sites, opponents say criminalizing them causes more harm than good. MORE  

'Human Barbie' Slammed for Endorsing Eating Disorders

By Paul Gaita

Valeria Lukyanova, a.k.a. the Human Barbie, was criticized by a charity group for endorsing a dangerous diet called "breatharianism." MORE  

Does Social Media Fuel Eating Disorders?

By Shawn Dwyer

While pro-ana and pro-mia sites have always been around, social media has escalated eating disorder behaviors to a global scale. MORE  

Proud2Bme.org Fights Online "Thinspiration"

By May Wilkerson

The site aims to counter pro-ana pages by spreading a recovery message for teens with eating disorders. MORE  

Pro-Ana Websites "Not All Bad"

By Valerie Tejeda

Do controversial "pro-ana" sites actually provide support communities that could help anorexics recover? MORE  

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