Struggling To Understand Eating Disorders? Read This Webcomic

Eating disorders can evoke all sorts of stereotypes about the people who suffer from them and why they develop. But this autobiographical webcomic, which shares one cartoonist's struggle with her eating, peels back the complicated layers of depression, anxiety, and body dysmorphia that intersect in a dangerous way. » 4/03/14 11:35am 4/03/14 11:35am

A Brain Implant That Treats Severe Eating Disorders

It was starting to get so bad for Ontario's Kim Rollins that her mother started to make plans for the funeral. Conventional therapies weren't helping to alleviate her severe anorexia, so Rollins decided to volunteer for a cutting-edge treatment: deep-brain stimulation. Now, with her "brain pacemaker," she has been… » 3/07/13 11:20am 3/07/13 11:20am

Starving orangutans may explain why humans evolved to become obese

They're not as closely related to us as chimps and gorillas, but we share something crucial with orangutans: we both evolved to survive long periods without decent food. And that shared past could help explain our modern obesity epidemic. » 12/13/11 4:30pm 12/13/11 4:30pm