Eating disorders expert Bryn Austin discusses the recent revelation that Facebook has long known that its Instagram app is harming teens’ mental health.
Eating disorders affect a population the size of the state of Texas, cost the economy tens of billions of dollars, and kill 10,000 Americans per year. If eating disorders are so common, expensive, and deadly, why don't we…
Harvard SOGIE (Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression) Health Equity Research Collaborative celebrates its 10th anniversary during Pride Month 2021.
Experts are concerned about a dramatic rise in eating disorders among teenagers over the past year. Possible explanations for the increase include teens’ loss of familiar routines and regular connections with friends, anxiety about the COVID-19 pandemic, boredom,…
Bryn Austin, professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, was a guest on The Body Protest podcast.
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Putting disordered eating at the center of public health discourse; Investing in the intersection of public health and business
The COVID-19 pandemic has cut off sources of care and support for people with eating disorders and, as a result, many are experiencing worsening symptoms.
Eating disorders cost the U.S. economy $64.7 billion each year through health care, lost productivity, and other costs.
While muscle-building supplements are legal, they may not be safe for boys to use, say experts.