body image

New perceptual pathway identified that can lead to body size misperception and increase risk of eating and exercise disorders
New perceptual pathway identified that can lead to body size misperception and increase risk of eating and exercise disorders (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study led by researchers at Macquarie University has identified a psychological pathway that can lead to body size and shape misperception in individuals, putting them at greater risk of developing conditions such as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and ... Read More »

Boys’ body image and doping
Boys’ body image and doping (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Victoria University researchers are developing an Australian-first school program funded by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to prevent teenage boys with poor body image from turning to steroids and sports supplements. Dr Zali Yager, a world expert in body image, ... Read More »

Perceptions about body image linked to increased alcohol, tobacco use for teens
Perceptions about body image linked to increased alcohol, tobacco use for teens (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

How teenagers perceive their appearance, including their body image, can have significant impacts on health and wellness. Prior body image research has shown that people with negative body image are more likely to develop eating disorders and are more likely ... Read More »

Cosmetic procedures promoted to girls in games
Cosmetic procedures promoted to girls in games (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New developments and marketing have made an increasing range of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures – including botox, dermal fillers, implants, and skin lightening, as well as newer techniques such as ‘fat freezing’ and ‘vampire’ treatments – big business and ... Read More »

The rise of the Fitbit kids: a good move or a step too far?
The rise of the Fitbit kids: a good move or a step too far? (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The concept of tracking your fitness with wearable technology is not new but the rate at which activity trackers are being worn by school children is. And it’s causing quite a range of reactions. In the UK, a mother withdrew ... Read More »

Drunkorexia (less food more cocktails), Australian female university students’ dangerous diet
Drunkorexia (less food more cocktails), Australian female university students’ dangerous diet (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Studies have shown drunkorexia to be a prevalent and dangerous trend among young people in the US but the first empirical study with Australian girls shows the problem is actually more severe in Australia with nearly 60% of female university students ... Read More »

Mental health support for Australian families
Mental health support for Australian families (5 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Help for children and adolescents Help for parents and carers Where children and adolescents can get help There are a range of telephone and web-based counselling services available for young people with mental health challenges in Australia. Translating and interpreting ... Read More »

Body image linked to low breastfeeding rates
Body image linked to low breastfeeding rates (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A survey of more than 250 first-time Queensland mothers has found poor body image may stop many larger women from continuing to breastfeed their newborn babies. University of the Sunshine Coast Lecturer in Biomedical Science Dr Ruth Newby and Professor ... Read More »

Body image concerns not just for girls
Body image concerns not just for girls (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)

Researchers from ACU’s Institute for Health and Ageing have found that Australian boys as young as eight are trying to lose weight and gain muscle. The year-long study found that boys feel body image pressure just as much as girls, ... Read More »

Focus on school bullying
Focus on school bullying (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A new ‎Australian anti-bullying documentary takes the battle to the school-yard, with two University of Queensland academics weighing in on the topic of bullying in school sport. The documentary, From the Quadrangle, asks experts to dig deep into the roots ... Read More »

 
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